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Performances: July 8 – 31, 2022

Rehearsals: June 11 – July 7, 2022

Book by Alexander Dinelaris
Featuring Music Produced and Recorded by Emilio & Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine

Director: Nick Bazo
Music Director: Bert Rodriguez
Choreographer: Katherine Almaguer Rivera

Seeking a nonunion male-identifying actor age 8-12 to play YOUNG EMILIO/NAYIB. Actor will double as Emilio Estefan as a child, as well as Gloria Estefan’s son. Must be a strong mover and speak Spanish. Does not need to sing.

Please submit a headshot, resume, and a self-taped recording of a one minute monologue of your choice to Auditions Manager no later than 5:00 PM on Wednesday, May 25. Please submit a dance reel, if available.

Click here to access the Character Breakdown for On Your Feet!

Stipends for Actors under 18 begin at $250

All Performers MUST have own housing and transportation.

This is what you’re meant to do. You just don’t know it yet. Before she captivated the world as Grammy Award-winning Latin pop icon Gloria Estefan, she was Glorita. Coming of age in 1970s Miami, young Gloria breaks from family expectations and embarks on a musical journey with bandmate Emilio. On Your Feet! tells the story of this power couple’s rise from humble beginnings to international sensation. You’ll be dancing in the aisles to “Rhythm is Gonna Get You,” “Conga,” “Oye Me Canto,” and “On Your Feet!”

Garden Theatre Audition Statement: While the Garden Theatre strongly encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, as well as performers with disabilities to submit for our general auditions, we also recognize that it is important to cast with intentionality. For this specific role we are seeking an actor that is a male-identifying member of the Latinx community.


Health and Safety: Productions will be live on stage at Garden Theatre, following strict health and safety protocols for all actors, designers, staff, crew, volunteers, and guests. 
Click here to read about Matt Palm’s visit to the Hello, Dolly! rehearsal room, and click here to listen to Artistic Director Joseph C. Walsh discuss actor safety.