West of Broadway Ep 10: On Your Feet! / Rick Miller
In This Episode
In this episode of West of Broadway Will and Lara are at the Pantages theater celebrating the opening night of the ON YOUR FEET! National Tour.
Will and Lara meet in the lobby of the Pantages Theater for a “Lobby Talk” about this exciting and groundbreaking production.
ON YOUR FEET! is the inspiring true story about heart, heritage and two people who believed in their talent—and each other—to become an international sensation: Gloria and Emilio Estefan.
Now their story has arrived on stage in an exhilarating original production that’s already won the hearts of critics and audiences alike, with the Chicago Tribune declaring “IT’S A HIT!” and The New York Times cheering, “The very air in the room seems to vibrate in this undeniably crowd-pleasing musical!” “If you aren’t humming a Gloria Estefan hit when you leave the theater, it might be time to check your pulse!” raves the Associated Press.
Directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots), with choreography by Olivier Award winner Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys) and a book by Academy Award® winner Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman), ON YOUR FEET! features some of the most iconic songs of the past quarter-century, including “Rhythm is Gonna Get You,” “Conga,” “Get On Your Feet,” “Don’t Want To Lose You Now,” “1-2-3” and “Coming Out of the Dark.” Prepare to be on your feet from start to finish!
Will and Lara discuss the power of the Juke Box Musical and the influential music of Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine. And then, Lara does a phone interview with Rick Miller the Director of The New Jungle Book play opening at the Pasadena Playhouse.