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July 2017

The Broadway Musical 'On Your Feet!' Gets Us On Our Feet for Standing Ovation


Photos by Michael J. Leahy

Muska, a senior in the honors program at City University Honors Program; Ellen Marson, manager of group funding for Scholarship Plus; Elira, a graduate of New York University from our third class who is now an executive with a financial organization, and Shuofei, a sophomore at Binghamton University.

Scholarship Plus students, alumnae, supporters and friends enjoyed a music and dance-filled evening at a performance of "On Your Feet!" on July 26. The musical is based on the lives of Gloria and Emilio Estefan, the 26 Grammy Award-winning husband and wife team; the New York Times review described it as "a salsa-splashed showcase of the dance-floor hits and swoony ballads that made Gloria Estefan and the ban Miami Sound Machine a radio and MTV staple."

Students from the current class shared a pizza dinner beforehand, then went to Marquis Theater in the Marriott Marquis Hotel, where they and their friends were joined by students from earlier classes as well as others connected with the program. Escalators whisked us to the theater for the 8:00 curtain. The curtain calls at the end of the show – with a stage full of dancers and singers and a 13-piece band – brought the audience to its feet.


Outside the theater, from left: Jennifer, Emely, Sumitra and Tasmia.


At the curtain calls, the Scholarship Plus group joined an entire audience on its feet.

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