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'On Your Feet, The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan'


Last updated 9/24/2021 at 5:42pm

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Ariella Kvaskhny portrays Gloria Estefan in "On Your Feet, The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan" at the Moonlight Amphitheater through Oct. 2.

Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal

Special to The Village News

Moonlight Amphitheater swings to the rhythm of the conga when Gloria Estefan lights up the stage. A 4'11" dynamo, Gloria is played by Ariella Kvaskhny who sets the beat for the entire production. Born in Cuba, Gloria and Emilio (Eduardo Enrikez) meet in Miami after escaping to Florida when she was only 17. This is their love story.

Musical director/conductor Lyndon Pugeda set the Latin beat when he took the orchestra to the stage. A select group of accomplished musicians is led by conductor Pugeda on keyboards with Arianna Warren on...

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