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Gloria Estefan's On Your Feet! Musical Auditioning at the Arsht Center in Miami

Ever wanted to become the next Gloria or Emilio Estefan and share the story of Miami's favorite power couple through song, music, and dance under the shiny lights of Broadway?

If so, you had better get On Your Feet! and head out to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts on September 21 for Miami's open casting call.

See also: Gloria Estefan Preps Autobiographical Broadway Show, On Your Feet! for 2015

"Finding the right performers to tell our story on the Broadway stage is the most important step in this project," Miami's Cubanita favorita said in a statement.

"Our own journey together started in Miami, a city that has been such an inspiration to us both. It only felt right that the city be a cornerstone of our search for the next generation of bright talent."

Directed by Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell and written by two-time Drama Desk nominee Alexander Dinelaris, the bilingual production will tell the tale of the Estefans' journey to the United States, how they became international Latin music sensations, and their influential role in the biz.

It will also touch on dark times and personal tragedies, including Gloria's spinal cord injury in 1990, which almost left her paralyzed.

Open casting calls may be an entire month away with a first round of live auditions taking place in New York on September 9, but you don't have to wait till then to prove that you can bailar y cantar like the Latin Songwriter Hall of Famer.

On Your Feet! has launched an international search for the next Gloria via Twitter, #ReachGloria, where Broadway hopefuls and Estefan enthusiasts can submit audition videos of themselves shaking their body and doing the conga via the production's website.

Only los mejores will be chosen as leads, but the search is on for all roles, so even if you don't get to play Gloria or Emilio, you can still be a part of la música.

Previews for On Your Feet! will begin October 5, 2015, following a grand debut at the Marquis Theater in the Big Apple on November 5, 2015.

Until then, may the best Gloria and Emilio Estefan elganger win.

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On Your Feet! Open Casting Call. Sunday, September 21. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Call 305-949-6722, or visit onyourfeetmusical.com.

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