FIRST NATIONAL TOUR OF THE HIT BROADWAY MUSICAL
ON YOUR FEET!
THE EMILIO &
CONGAS ITS WAY TO SCHENECTADY MAY 30–JUNE 3, PROCTORS
TICKETS NOW ON SALE
CHRISTIE PRADES, STARS AS GLORIA ESTEFAN AND MAURICIO MARTINEZ AS EMILIO ESTEFAN
BROADWAY VETERAN DOREEN MONTALVO AS GLORIA FAJARDO,
TV AND THEATRE ACTRESS DEBRA CARDONA AS CONSUELO AND
JERSEY BOYSSTAR JASON MARTINEZ AS JOSÉ FAJARDO
13 OF THE 28 MEMBER CAST JOIN DIRECTLY FROM BROADWAY
BASED ON THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF 26-TIME GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING MUSIC ICONS
EMILIO & GLORIA ESTEFAN
WRITTEN BY ACADEMY AWARD®WINNER ALEXANDER DINELARIS
DIRECTED BY TWO-TIME TONY AWARD®WINNER JERRY MITCHELL
CHOREOGRAPHED BY TONY NOMINEE & OLIVIER AWARD WINNER SERGIO TRUJILLO
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — MAY 8, 2018—Proctorsis pleased to announce that the Schenectady engagement of the hit Broadway musical ON YOUR FEET!– based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY® winning international superstar Gloria Estefanand her husband, 19-time GRAMMY® winning producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan – starsCuban-American Broadway actress Christie Pradesas Gloria Estefan,and acclaimed stage and television actor Mauricio Martinez, plays Emilio Estefan.
Tickets for ON YOUR FEET!$20–$95, for performances 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; Matinees, 1:30 p.m. Thursday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, are available at the Box Office at Proctors, 432 State Street, Schenectady; by phone at 518.346.6204; and online at proctors.org.
The cast also stars Broadway veteran Doreen Montalvo(In the Heights) as Gloria’s mother, Gloria Fajardo; Debra Cardona(TV’s “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” as Hector’s Mom, Mary Poppins, In the Heights) as Gloria’s grandmother, Consuelo; Jason Martinez(Jersey Boys, The Capeman) as Gloria’s father, José Fajardo; Ana-Sofia Rodriguezand Carmen Sanchezas Little Gloria; and Carlos Carrerasand Jordan Vergaraas Nayib/Young Emilio. Rounding out the ensemble are Michelle Alves, Jonathan Arana, Skizzo Arnedillo, Danny Burgos, Sam J. Cahn, Sarita Colón, Shadia Fairuz,Adriel Flete, Devon Goffman, Hector Maisonet, Ilda Mason, Claudia Mulet, Eddie Noel, Marina Pires,Jeremey Adam Rey, Joseph Rivera, Maria Rodriguez, Shani Talmorand Claudia Yanez.
Multiple Grammy Award-winning musicians from Miami Sound Machineare also on the road with the National Tour of ON YOUR FEET!, including Music Director Clay Ostwald(keyboards), who is Assistant Music Director of Miami Sound Machine, Teddy Mulet(trombone), Jorge Casas(bass), who is Music Director of Miami Sound Machine, and Edwin Bonilla(percussion). The other members of the orchestra include Emmanuel Schvartzman(Associate Music Director/keyboards), Jose Ruiz(trumpet), Mike Scaglione(reeds), Stephen Flakus(guitar), Jean-Christophe Leroy(percussion) and Colin Taylor(drums).
Born and raised in Miami to Cuban immigrant parents,Christie Pradesunderstudied the role of Gloria in the Broadway production of ON YOUR FEET!Her past regional credits include In the Heights (Vanessa – Broadway World Award winner), West Side Story and The D*Word.
Mauricio Martinezis an award-winning actor and recording artist, who stars in NBC Universo’s first original scripted TV series “El Vato” (available on Netflix) and was recently seen in the hit series “Señora Acero 2” on Telemundo. Mauricio has starred in Mexican productions of several Broadway plays and musicals, including Beauty and the Beast, Saturday Night Fever, The Drowsy Chaperone, Sweet Charity, and the Spanish-language premieres of The Last 5 Yearsand Songs From An Unmade Bed.He made his U.S. theatre debut in Kansas City Repertory’s production of Evitaas ‘Che’ in 2016.
Gloria Estefan has sold over 100 million records and sold out stadiums around the world. Emilio and Gloria Estefan together have won 26 GRAMMY Awards® – but their music is only half the story. From the heart of Havana to the streets of Miami came a cultural phenomenon unlike anything the music industry had ever seen. ON YOUR FEET! is the new Broadway musical that follows the Estefans’ journey to superstardom, set to their chart-topping, smash hits, including “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You,” “Conga,” “1-2-3,” “Get On Your Feet,” “Mi Tierra,” Don’t Want To Lose You Now,” and “Reach,” in addition to an original song written by Gloria and her daughter Emily Estefan.
ON YOUR FEET!is directed by two-time Tony Award®winner Jerry Mitchell(Kinky Boots, Hairspray) and choreographed by Tony Award nominee & Olivier Award winner Sergio Trujillo(Jersey Boys, Memphis), with an original book by Academy Award winner Alexander Dinelaris(Birdman, The Bodyguard Musical).
Completing the creative team are four-time Tony-nominated Scenic Designer David Rockwell(Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde), Tony-nominated Costume Designer Emilio Sosa(Porgy & Bess), Tony Award-winning Lighting Designer Kenneth Posner(Wicked, Hairspray), Tony Award-winning Sound Designer Steve Kennedy, SCK Sound Design(Lady Day, Guys and Dolls), Projections by Darrel Maloney, and Hair & Wig Designer Charles G. LaPointe(Beautiful, Newsies). With Music Direction by Clay Ostwald(Miami Sound Machine), ON YOUR FEET!features Orchestrations by Gloria Estefan and Emilio Estefan, Arrangements by Lon Hoyt (Hairspray), Dance Arrangements and Dance Orchestrations by Oscar Hernandez(The Capeman).
ON YOUR FEET!is part of the Key Private Bank Broadway Series at Proctors, with sub-sponsors Baptist Health System, Dimension Fabricators, Inc., Hesnor Engineering Associates, Hill & Markes, Inc., Pepsi Beverages Co., Socha Plaza, Tech Protective Coatings, Inc. and Towne TV.