ON YOUR FEET! THE STORY OF EMILIO & GLORIA ESTEFAN THEATRE REVIEW

As its 30th season opens, that crowd pleasing palace the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts is mounting a musical perfect for capitalizing o...

October 9, 2023
5:44 AM

As its 30th season opens, that crowd pleasing palace the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts is mounting a musical perfect for capitalizing on the fact that as of this writing, it's currently Hispanic Heritage Month. The title characters of On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan are, of course, real life musicians who were both born in Cuba. Given the Miami Sound Machine's (and later iterations of Gloria's band) hits, including 'Dr. Beat,' the eponymous 'Get On Your Feet' and the positively infectious 'Conga,' I wondered if Feet! would actually have a plot per se or if this stage production would merely be a glorified excuse for a concert.

Ed Rampell