To celebrate opening their UK tour right here in Birmingham, the cast of hit musical ON YOUR FEET! headed to Revolucion de Cuba to try their hand at mixology, creating some classic Cuban cocktails including a Mojito and Daiquiri.
Karen Mann (Consuelo), Madalena Alberto (Gloria Alberto), Elia Lo Tauro (Jose Fajardo) and Francesca Lara Gordon (Rebecca) took time out from performances and rehearsals to visit the central Birmingham Cuban bar and restaurant for a private cocktail class, recreating the taste of Cuba. Take a look at the photos in the gallery above.
ON YOUR FEET! is the inspiring true love story of Emilio and Gloria and charts their journey from its origins in Cuba, onto the streets of Miami and finally to international superstardom and features some of the most iconic pops songs of the era, including ‘Rhythm is Gonna Get You’, ‘Conga’, ‘Get On Your Feet’, ‘Don’t Want To Lose You’ and ‘1-2-3’.
Gloria Estefan has sold over 100 million records worldwide and is the most successful Latin crossover performer in the history of pop music. In addition to her 38 number 1 hits across the Billboard charts, Gloria recorded the Oscar-nominated song ‘Music of My Heart’ and has received numerous honours and awards over the course of her illustrious career. Emilio Estefan is a founding member of the pioneering Miami Sound Machine, who created a brand new Latin crossover sound – fusing infectious Cuban rhythms with American pop and disco. Combined, they have won a staggering 26 Grammy awards.
The Tony Award® nominated show ran on Broadway for two years, playing for over 750 performances. It is currently on a two year US tour, whilst the production in Holland played to sell out business and standing ovations for a season in 2017/18.
ON YOUR FEET! plays at Birmingham Hippodrome until Saturday 7 September. Click here to book tickets.