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Rhythm Is Gonna Get You On Your Feet in Aberdeen


By Kirsty Brown


Aberdeen audiences can't help but to dance in the aisles this week with the arrival of On Your Feet to His Majesty's Theatre.

On Your Feet tells the story of Gloria Estefan, the musician who changed the world by bringing Latin music to mainstream playlists alongside Miami Sound Machine.

From a young child singing while she does the chores to embarking on a world tour as an international superstar, the audience get to accompany the band on their whirlwind rise and learn more about some of the highs and the lows of their journey.

The show is not only a story about trying to crack the music industry and make dreams come true, but it also tells tales of love, family, racism.

The show is high energy from the moment the curtain lifts (or drops!), and the high energy nature of the performance heightens the conveyance of emotion on stage.

The audience are assaulted with hit after hit, all equally well performed by both singers and dancers, stirring the audience to feel the rhythm in their seats and Conga their way to the half time ice cream queue.

On Your Feet
On Your Feet

The mood changes slightly in the second half of the performance as the audience watch Gloria rebuild her life after the tour bus accident which nearly left her paralysed.

The second half also suffers from a few questionable wardrobe choices which distract the audiences attention, but aside from these you can expect to be dazzled by colourful outfits and lots of sparkles throughout the evening.

The band did an incredible job throughout the evening, even before the show started, of helping people to feel the rhythm of the story and it's a shame they didn't receive a bigger acknowledgement from the cast during the curtain call.

There was never any doubt that the audience would end the night on their feet, and this show is guaranteed to be a party from start to finish by the weekend.

On Your Feet is in Aberdeen until Saturday, March 14, and for more information and tickets you can visit Aberdeen Performing Arts box office online, in His Majesty's Theatre or call: 01224 641 122.



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