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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

F3Stage: Hollywood gets on its feet for Gloria & Emilio Estefan's On Your Feet! opening night

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In what was far and away the most star-studded local theater opening I have ever had the privilege to attend, many luminaries and bona fide show business legends, especially from the music industry and the Latinx diaspora, showed up at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood last night, Tuesday, July 10, to support the Los Angeles premiere of the musical On Your Feet!--or, perhaps more accurately, the subjects and composers of the biographical piece, pioneering pop music icon Gloria Estefan and her equally accomplished husband, Emilio Estefan Jr. After a successful two-year on Broadway, the inspirational and downright infectious show is currently on tour across the country, and notable figures from the American and Latin American entertainment sectors gave the Estefan family and the production a warm welcome to the entertainment capital of the world.

Emilio Estefan Jr. & Gloria Estefan
(photo by Chelsea Lauren/REX/Shuttershock)

Christie Prades (Gloria Estefan) & Mauricio Martinez (Emilio Estefan Jr.)
of the On Your Feet! Los Angeles/First National Tour cast
(photo by Chelsea Lauren/REX/Shuttershock)

Emilio Estefan Jr. & Gloria Estefan with
their stage portrayers, Christie Prades & Mauricio Martinez
(photo by Chelsea Lauren/REX/Shuttershock)

Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds with Emilio Estefan Jr.
(photo by Chelsea Lauren/REX/Shuttershock)

Angélica María with Mauricio Martinez
(photo by Chelsea Lauren/REX/Shuttershock)

Rita Moreno
(photo by Chelsea Lauren/REX/Shuttershock)

George Lopez & Nadine Velasquez
(photo by Chelsea Lauren/REX/Shuttershock)

Lea Thompson
(photo by Chelsea Lauren/REX/Shuttershock)

Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias
(photo by Chelsea Lauren/REX/Shuttershock)

Michael Bolton
(photo by Chelsea Lauren/REX/Shuttershock)

Diane Warren
(photo by Chelsea Lauren/REX/Shuttershock)

Gloria Estefan and Emilio Estefan Jr. with
One Day at a Time star Justina Machado,
executive producer/writer Gloria Calderon Kellett,
and co-star Isabella Gomez
(photo by Chelsea Lauren/REX/Shuttershock)

On Your Feet! is now playing at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood in a limited engagement through Sunday, July 29; it then returns to the Southern California area at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa on Tuesday, August 21 through Sunday, September 2.

Buy the On Your Feet! Original Broadway Cast album CD here.

(Special thanks to Hollywood Pantages Theatre)

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