On Your Feet on Broadway, photo by Matthew Murphy

The Broadway show ‘On Your Feet!’, based on the life story of the musical icons Emilio and Gloria Estefan, will be staged in Utrecht from 17 October. In 1985, Gloria Estefan, married to her childhood sweetheart and manager Emilio, gained worldwide fame with the Cuban-fusion hit ‘Conga’. (Nice detail: the song was ‘written’ in a discotheque in Utrecht.) Five years later, she was critically injured in an accident with her tour bus. In the years that followed, Gloria struggled with chronic pain and despair. Emilio’s support got her back ‘on her feet’ and she staged a comeback. You’ll need to know some Dutch as the songs are the only bits performed in English.

> from 17 October, Beatrix Theatre