El Centro College Students Display Work During Dallas Summer Musicals’ Production of ON YOUR FEET!
Dallas, TX – Nine El Centro College fashion students enrolled in the Special Topics in Fashion Design and Illustration class, under the direction of Brenda Carlson (Program Coordinator), designed fashion pieces that will be on display during the Dallas engagement of the hit Broadway musical ON YOUR FEET! – based on the life story of 26-time Grammy® Award-winning music icons Gloria & Emilio Estefan. The pieces were inspired by the musical, which is on stage at the Music Hall at Fair Park from February 27 – March 11.
The Special Topics class was much like the notable reality TV show Project Runway; the students did not know their challenge and their guest mentor until mid-October. They had six weeks to create sketches, make prototypes and create the finished garments. They were mentored by local theatrical costumer and fashion designer Rob Bradford, who offered critiques along their journey.
Students in the Special Topics class include: Isabel Alvares, Kyle Hermesch, Enhua Jiang, Yvonne Le, Ekene Oseni, Oluwabunmi Osibodu, Alejandra “Alex” Ruiz, Miranda Thornton, and Gina Tran. Many of the designers will be at the performance on February 28.
El Centro College is a sponsor of Dallas Summer Musicals (DSM) and DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards.
From their humble beginnings in Cuba, Emilio and Gloria Estefan came to America and broke through all barriers to become a crossover sensation at the very top of the pop music world. But just when they thought they had it all, they almost lost everything.
From international super-stardom to life-threatening tragedy, ON YOUR FEET! takes you behind the music and inside the real story of this record-making and groundbreaking couple who, in the face of adversity, found a way to end up on their feet.
Directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots), with choreography by Olivier Award winner Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys) and an original book by Academy Award® winner Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman), ON YOUR FEET! features some of the most iconic songs of the past quarter-century — and one of the most inspiring stories in music history.
Single tickets for ON YOUR FEET!, starting at $20 (pricing subject to change), are now on sale online at DallasSummerMusicals.org or by phone at 1 (800) 745-3000. They can also be purchased in person at the Music Hall at Fair Park Box Office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.