Proctors Presents “On Your Feet!” Based on the Life Story of Gloria Estefan

SCHENECTADY, N.Y.—MAY 8, 2018—Proctors is 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 Estefan and her husband, 19-time GRAMMY® winning producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan – stars Cuban-American Broadway actress Christie Prades as 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 FajardoDebra Cardona(TV’s “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” as Hector’s Mom, Mary PoppinsIn the Heights) as Gloria’s grandmother, ConsueloJason Martinez(Jersey BoysThe Capeman) as Gloria’s father, José FajardoAna-Sofia Rodriguezand Carmen Sanchezas Little Gloria; and Carlos Carrerasand Jordan Vergaraas Nayib/Young Emilio.  Rounding out the ensemble are Michelle AlvesJonathan AranaSkizzo ArnedilloDanny BurgosSam J. CahnSarita ColónShadia Fairuz,Adriel FleteDevon GoffmanHector MaisonetIlda MasonClaudia MuletEddie NoelMarina Pires,Jeremey Adam ReyJoseph RiveraMaria RodriguezShani 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 Prades understudied 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 Martinez is 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 BeastSaturday Night FeverThe Drowsy ChaperoneSweet Charity, and the Spanish-language premieres of The Last 5 Years and Songs From An Unmade Bed.He made his U.S. theatre debut in Kansas City Repertory’s production of Evita as ‘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 (BirdmanThe 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 (BeautifulNewsies). 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.

SPECIAL EVENTS

On Your Feet! The Emilio & Gloria Estefan Broadway Musicalopens at Proctors, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 30. The show’s run, through Sunday, June 3, brings with it a number of special events and opportunities to celebrate theatre, family, 80s music, Latin food and health.

Admission to all events is included in ticket price.

 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 30Kids’ Night on Broadway at On Your Feet!

A pre-show Kids’ Night on Broadway fun fair, in the GE Theatre and Wright Family Atrium, includes free kids’ activities, prizes, photo booth fun, face painting, crafts and more!

6:30 p.m. Thursday May 31Ladies 80s Night with B95.5 

B95.5 fm’s Chad O’Hara will be at Proctors celebrating all things 80s!

Pre-show events in Robb Alley include food tastings; 80’s diva music including—naturally—lots of Gloria Estefan hits; a dance floor to get the party started; and prizes galore.

Get your hair up high, dust off your best glitter jacket and bedazzle the night before the 8 p.m. performance of On Your Feet!

6:30 p.m. Friday, June 1Date Night 

The perfect night out for you and your someone special, in the Fenimore Gallery at Proctors. Enjoy a pre-show catered buffet including ropa vieja, rice and beans, fried plantains, desserts and more; live Spanish and flamenco guitar music; and a cash bar.

Call the box office or enter coupon code: DATENIGHT at checkout when purchasing tickets online. Quantities limited, no retroactive sales, restrictions apply.

2 p.m. Sunday, June 3National Cancer Survivors Day

In recognition of cancer survivors everywhere, $10 of every full price ticket to On Your Feet! for the Sunday, June 3 at 2 p.m. will be donated to Susan G. Komen Upstate New York.

Does not apply to tickets sold prior to March 27 or to discounted, subscription group tickets. Other restrictions apply.

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