Are you an expert at the "Conga"? Have you ever successfully turned the beat around? Does it seem like the rhythm is on a constant mission to get you?
If so, you're a natural for On Your Feet, the musical based on the life of Miami superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband Emilio.
The production, scheduled to begin its Broadway run in November, will hold two casting calls -- one in New York City (obviously), and the other at the Adrienne Arsht Center this September. So while the show itself may have given the Magic City the snub -- what, they couldn't preview the Estefans' Miami story right here in Miami? -- locals will have the chance to bring some South Florida flavor to the Great White Way.
"Finding the right performers to tell our story on the Broadway stage is the most important step in this project," said Queen Gloria in a statement. "Our own journey together started in Miami, a city that has been such an inspiration to us both, and it only felt right that the city be a cornerstone of our search for the next generation of bright talent."
The Miami casting call takes place Sunday, Sept. 21, giving you a little over a month to perfect your Gloria impression. Songs to be included in On Your Feet so far include "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You, "1-2-3," "Mi Tierra," and "Conga," so let those lyrics be your guide.
Sadly, the Estefans probably won't be at the Arsht in person to judge your performance -- just casting director Justin Huff and other "members of the show's creative team."
The Miami open casting call is just one part of a worldwide search for talent. The "Reach Gloria" search comes complete with its own hashtag (#ReachGloria), and asks wannabe gears in the show's Miami Sound Machine to submit YouTube videos of themselves singing a Gloria Estefan song in English or Spanish -- "preferably both."
You can submit your video at onyourfeetmusical.com. No deadline has been announced, but the show begins its premiere engagement in Chicago in June 2015, so time is of the essence.
Good luck, and may the conga be with you.
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