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BrumHour was invited to On Your Feet media and press night by Birmingham Hippodrome.
By Dave Massey twitter.com/BrumHour
Please note this production contains casual bad language and a Megamix!
On Your Feet! at
Directed by Jerry Mitchell, written by Alexander Dinelaris
After a summer in London’s West End, On Your Feet is spending the week in Birmingham at the Hippodrome until Saturday 7th September. This is the story of Gloria and Emilio Estefan covering their meeting in the mid 1970’s and their rise to success covering years up to 1991.
Philippa Stefani and George Ioannides star as Gloria and Emilio in this huge stage musical which feels very much like a concert with drama and warm humour added to give context to the narrative. We learn how Gloria’s mother (Madalena Alberto) was nearly a star herself and her ongoing anger for Emilio taking Gloria on tour. The support of Gloria’s Grandmother (Karen Man) to make Gloria chase her dreams.
I’ve been playing the soundtrack to On Your Feet to the point where I know most of the dialogue inserted into the tracks and it was great to see how the music of Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine (The band Gloria grew out from).
Featuring tracks including: Rhythm Is Gonna Get You, 1-2-3, Anything for You, Dr Beat, Coming out of the Dark and of course Get on your Feet. There’s also If I Never Got to Tell You specifically written for this musical by Gloria Estefan (lyrics) and daughter Emily Estefan (music).
There is a full onstage band and the sets transform from space to space with a swish of the huge panels revealing situations and jumping across time.
This is an empowering uplifting musical with lots to inspire anyone to chase their dreams whatever they are and the audience LOVED IT! Jumping out of their seats at every chance they got!
On your Feet! is at Birmingham Hippodrome until Saturday 7th September: birminghamhippodrome.com/calendar/on-your-feet
Tour Dates continue at:
Theatre Royal, Plymouth 9th to 14th September: theatreroyal.com/whats-on/on-your-feet
Theatre Royal, Nottingham 16th to 21st September: trch.co.uk/whats-on/on-your-feet
Empire, Sunderland 30th September to 5th October. Book tickets with BrumHour’s affiliate link >> HERE <<.
Festival Theatre, Edinburgh 7th to 12th October: capitaltheatres.com/whats-on/on-your-feet
Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield 15th October to 19th October: sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/events/on-your-feet/dates
Wales Millenium Centre, Cardiff 21st to 26th October: wmc.org.uk/en/whats-on/2019/on-your-feet
Palace Theatre, Manchester 28th October to 2nd November. Book tickets with BrumHour’s affiliate link >> HERE <<.
Grand Opera House, Belfast 11th to 16th November: goh.co.uk/whats-on/on-your-feet
Theatre Royal, Norwich 19th to 23rd November Book tickets >> HERE <<.
See further 2020 tour dates here: onyourfeetmusical.co.uk/tour-dates
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When not writing about theatre for BrumHour, or producing Interval Theatre for Brum Radio (Tuesdays 3pm) brumradio.com/intervaltheatre,
Dave Massey can be found eating crisps and claiming to be at the gym. And tweeting about Birmingham for #BrumHour.