July 8 - 31

21-22 Season: On Your Feet!

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Supported in part by: Estefan Kitchen Orlando, & Keith Davenport

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

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!”


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This project is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program. This project is sponsored in part by the Department of State, division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council of Arts and Culture and the State of Florida. This project is funded in part by United Arts of Central Florida, home of OrlandoAtPlay.com and UAArtsEd.com.

cast & crew


Gloria Estefan: Olga Intriago
Emilio Estefan: Radamés Medina Meléndez
Gloria Fajardo: Leesa Castañeda
Consuelo: Blanca Goodfriend^
Young Gloria: Gaby Rosario
Nayib/Young Emilio: Noah Ceballos
José Fajardo: Jonathan Barreto
Rebecca Fajardo: Brooke Herrera**
Ensemble: Adriana Aquino Andino, Michie Aranguren, Zuly Pagán Cabrera, Jay DePalma, Stefanie Diaz, Jeanne Edouard, Sean Hancock, Jesse Harris**, and Logan Lopez


Director: Nick Bazo
Choreographer: Katherine Almaguer Rivera
Music Director: Bert Rodriguez
Scenic Designer: Cliff Price
Lighting Designer: George Jackson
Costume Designer: Sumalee Eaton
Props Designer: Joshua E. Gallagher
Sound Designer: Anthony Narciso*
Apprentice Director: Helena Sanchez**
Stage Manager: Stephanie Elliott
*Member, United Scenic Artists
**Apprentice, William Daniel Mills Apprenticeship Program
^Member, Actors’ Equity Association


Audience Reviews

“The play was absolutely amazing!!! We went Saturday. We loved it, have played Gloria on Pandora ever since!!! Congratulations to everyone involved.”
“Wonderful production!!!”
“This show was so full of joy and happiness! It was truly what I needed to see last weekend. Thank you to the incredibly talented cast!”
“Absolutely awesome production!! We were there today. So good to see our friends on stage- vocals, choreography, along with a live band had us dancing in the aisles. Definitely some tear jerk moments! Thank you cast, crew and band!!”
“Just left the show…..it was AWESOME!!! So glad I already have tix to go again. Job well done Winter Garden Theatre!!!”
“It was excellent! Such a talented cast!!”
“An amazing production which we truly enjoyed so very much Saturday afternoon. The cast is so talented.”
“I saw this musical opening night and it was fabulous. I highly recommend it.”

Critic Reviews

“The show is onstage at the Garden Theatre in a snazzy production that finds the laughs and the heart in all the right places… the musical demonstrates just how far the Garden Theatre has come. With a diverse cast, live music and stellar production values, it’s a far cry from the fledgling community theater of a decade ago.” – Matt Palm, Orlando Sentinel
On Your Feet! is the kind of production so full of life and energy that it makes going to the theatre an event again… A lot of this can be traced to the amount of love and care that first-time Garden director Nick Bazo put into this production.” – Albert Gutierrez, BroadwayWorld Orlando
“I had no expectations going in to the show and I was blown away. There were some stellar singing voices in the cast and by the end the cast literally had the audience of volunteers who attended, dancing in the aisles.” – Thomas Thorspecken, Analog Artist Digital World


We are thrilled to continue our Trailblazers Initiative during On Your Feet!. Throughout the run of this production, we will be honoring local couples who, like Gloria and Emilio Estefan, have broken barriers, made strides for their communities, and created new opportunities for all. We hope you will join us on these select dates to join us in celebrating these local Trailblazers!

Sunday, July 10: Rep. Carlos Smith & Jerick Mediavilla
Thursday, July 14: Emilio & Gloria Estefan
Friday, July 15: Javier & Margarita Rodriguez
Saturday, July 16: Carlos Calderón & Maria Molina
Friday, July 22: Joshian & Kayla Morales

digital program

English Playbill

Programa Español


ASL-Interpreted Performance

Thursday, July 21, 2022 | 7:30 pm

Sponsored by: Universal Orlando Resort


Garden Theatre will present an American Sign Language-interpreted performance.

When looking at the stage, the interpreters will be located in front of the stage on the far right.

For more information about the best seating to view the interpreters, please email BoxOffice@gardentheatre.org.