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El Centro College Students Display Work During
Dallas Summer Musicals’ Production of ON YOUR FEET!



(February 6, 2018) 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 superstardom 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.

Groups of 10 or more get concierge service and may receive a special discount on their tickets. To book a group, please call (214) 426-4768 or email Groups@DallasSummerMusicals.org.


About Dallas Summer Musicals:

Since 1941, the non-profit Dallas Summer Musicals Inc. (DSM) has presented the Best of Broadway to North Texas audiences. Located in the historic Music Hall at Fair Park, DSM promotes excellence in live musical theatre with year-round performances for diverse audiences of all ages, impacting the lives of children and families through education and community outreach programs, while enriching the cultural landscape of North Texas and the Southwest Region.

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, DSM relies on a variety of funding sources to offer affordable ticket prices, preserve the beautiful historic theatre, educate young audiences and develop impactful community programs.

DSM gratefully acknowledges the support of our season sponsors, annual fund donors and corporate partners American Airlines, Texas Instruments, The Dallas Morning News, and WFAA TV Channel 8. For more information about Dallas Summer Musicals, please call 214-421-5678 or visit our website at DallasSummerMusicals.org.


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