'On Your Feet' Stays On Its Feet Despite Broken Set | NBC 6 South Florida

'On Your Feet' Stays On Its Feet Despite Broken Set



    Matthew Murphy
    Ana Villafañe as Gloria Estefan in "On Your Feet!"

    The show must go on.

    That was the mantra for the cast of "On Your Feet!" Tuesday night, when technical difficulties with the musical's set almost stopped their performance from continuing at the Marriott Marquis Theatre.

    The cast powered through the rest of show, which tells the story of Gloria Estefan and Emilio Estefan's life, love, and music.

    "Major shoutout to our @OnYourFeetBway audience!" star Ana Villafañe — who plays Gloria — tweeted afterwards. "Tonight was eventful and that is the magic of live theatre! We love you and thank you for the love."

    "No set, no problem — we kill it anyway!" company member Genny Lis Padilla wrote. "I had a blast tonight."

    Show spokesperson Whitney Holden Gore explained the details of the evening to Playbill.com.

    "The company rallied together when the deck automation console crashed before the show began," Gore said. "After a brief meeting to go over staging adjustments and quick changes, [the cast] went on to perform the show without sets!"

    The console was repaired during intermission, Gore added — and was fully operational for Wednesday's matinee.

    The lack of scenery didn't seem to offset the performance for theatergoers either. "The audience was incredibly supportive of the cast and crew throughout the performance," Gore confessed, "and was quick to give them the standing ovation they earned at the end of it all!"

    For tickets and show information, visit onyourfeetmusical.com.