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On Your Feet! 

When: Tue., Jan. 2, 7:30 p.m., Wed., Jan. 3, 7:30 p.m., Thu., Jan. 4, 7:30 p.m., Fri., Jan. 5, 8 p.m., Sat., Jan. 6, 2 & 8 p.m. and Sun., Jan. 7, 1 & 6:30 p.m. 2018
Price: $30+

The critics largely agree: the Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, and The Washington Post all call On Your Feet!, the story of pop sensations Emilio and Gloria Estefan, one of the better jukebox musicals of the last few years. Yes, they all ding the formulaic conventions of that genre: rags-to-riches storyline? Check. Commercial polish? Yes. Self-congratulatory book? A given, since the subjects participated in the project. But the critics then say what makes it special. "The very air in the room seems to vibrate" as the show "roars through the up-tempo dance numbers," says the Times, while the Tribune finds that Sergio Trujillo's choreography "pays joyous and authentic tribute to the heritage of the Cuban people." Noting the couple's hits, including "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You" and "Conga," the Post concludes, "If the Estefans' musical remains pretty much by-the-numbers, at least those numbers really rock." The dance floor's open at DPAC. —Byron Woods

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