“On Your Feet!” Congas Its Way toThe Moonlight Amphitheatre September 15 – October 2 at 7:30 pm
VISTA, CA (September, 2021) – Moonlight Stage Productions invites audiences to get ready to conga when the Broadway jukebox musical hit “On Your Feet!” closes The Moonlight’s 40th anniversary season at the Moonlight Amphitheatre from Wed., Sept. 15 through Sat., Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Based on the inspiring true story of the queen of Latin pop, Gloria Estefan and her husband, Emilio, “On Your Feet!” is a universal sensation that shows what can happen when two people believe in their talent, music and one another. Their moving story features some of the most chart-topping songs of the past quarter-century, including “Rhythm is Gonna Get You,” “Conga,” “1-2-3,” “Coming Out of the Dark” and the title hit, “Get On Your Feet.” Tickets, priced $17 – $59, are on sale online at moonlightstage.com or by phone at (760) 724-2110.
Gloria Estefan has sold over 100 million records and sold-out stadiums around the world, and, together, Gloria and Emilio 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. The musical had its world premiere in Chicago in the summer of 2015 before moving to Broadway where it played from October 5, 2015, until August 20, 2017, with subsequent touring productions throughout the world.
Making their debuts at the Moonlight are Eduardo Enrikez as Emilio Estefan and Ariella Kvashny as Gloria Estefan. As Gloria Estefan’s mother and father respectively are Crissy Guerrero and Rudy Martinez. Gloria Estefan’s grandmother, Consuelo, is played by Catalina Maynard. Playing Emilio and Gloria Estefan in their youths are local young actors Diego Mendoza and Itzel Meza-Ruiz.
Rounding out the company are Mikayla Agrella, Fernando Arellano, Murillo Barbosa, Johnisa Breault, Victor E. Chan, Devin Cortez, Johnny Fletcher, Augusto Guardado, Marcella Maysonet, Sebastian Montenegro, Brianna Nicole Muñiz, Kristel Nichols, Brian Osuna, Monika Peña, Liliana Rodriguez, Ala Tiatia-Garaud and Arianna Vila.
The creative team for “On Your Feet” includes Director James Vásquez, Choreographer Carlos Mendoza, Music Director and Conductor Lyndon Pugeda and Associate Choreographer Laurie Marie Muniz. The set is based on the original set design by The Rockwell Group, costumes are based on the original costume designs of Emilio Sosa, Lighting Design by Jean-Yves Tessier, Sound Design by Jim Zadai, wigs are based on the original wig design by Chuck LaPointe, and the production is stage managed by Stanley D. Cohen.
CALENDAR INFORMATION “On Your Feet!” September 15 – October 2, 2021Gates open at 6:00 p.m. for dining and picnicking; curtain at 7:30 p.m.
TICKET INFORMATION Single tickets are priced $17 – $59 with additional general lawn discounts for seniors, students and the military.
ABOUT THE MOONLIGHT & MOONLIGHT STAGE PRODUCTIONSWinner of several San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Awards, including “Best Resident Musical” for 2019’s “West Side Story” and 2017’s “In the Heights,” Moonlight Stage Productions has been named “San Diego’s #1 Outdoor Theatre” by readers of ‘San Diego Magazine.’ Moonlight Stage Productions provides high-caliber Broadway musical theatre in the 2000-person capacity Moonlight Amphitheatre, owned and operated by the City of Vista. Audiences attend from throughout San Diego, Southern Riverside, and Orange Counties, making the Moonlight a regional destination for Broadway musical theatre. The Moonlight’s summer season of Broadway musicals is produced in the picturesque Moonlight Amphitheatre and has been a summertime tradition experienced by more than one million people since the theatre’s founding by Kathy Brombacher in 1981. Throughout the decades, the Amphitheatre has seen numerous transformations, but nothing as dramatic as the total reconstruction of the stage house in 2008-2009. A state-of-the-art venue was revealed with a grand reopening in June 2009, including a modern stage and audience facilities. Since then, the Amphitheatre has extended its entertainment offerings with the addition of concerts and other special events held throughout the year through Moonlight Presents and ClubM. Moonlight Stage Productions is the cultural arts program of the City of Vista and is produced in partnership with the Moonlight Cultural Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which supports the programming at The Moonlight year-round in addition to offering youth education programs through Moonlight Youth Theatre.
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