Young & Restless’ Jason Canela (Arturo Rosales) plays Emilio Estefan, Gloria’s husband, in On Your Feet

From the drama of the day, the former soap opera actor sets the stage for an electrifying performance.

The last time we saw Jason Canela’s (Abby’s ex) Arturo in Genoa City was when he returned to attend his brother Rey’s wedding to Sharon in December 2020 – and for those who don’t know can’t remember, the character left before that to live in Miami with Mia (Rey’s ex) and their son Mateo. Although we would have preferred to see Arturo stay in town to face new drama-filled obstacles, we are happy to report that the actor is currently part of an exciting musical and playing a top name.

Fans can now see Canela on stage in Florida as Emilio Estefan, the husband of musical sensation Gloria Estefan. on your feet is based on the true story of the couple’s heart, legacy and rise to the top and will feature the iconic songs “Rhythm is Gonna Get You”, “Conga”, “Get On Your Feet”, “Don ‘t Want to Lose You Now’, ‘1-2-3’ and ‘Coming Out of the Dark’.

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About the role, Canela said, “It’s truly an honor to have been selected to bring the character of Emilio to life…the fact that we can do this in my hometown makes me feel like I can’t even not put into words.” However, he teased, “Get ready my people! It’s delicious!”

Ahead of the musical’s opening night on Wednesday, February 9, Canela shared a video to show how he was preparing for the exciting role.

And if you’re in the Coral Gables area and want to see him live, production runs through Sunday, March 6, and tickets can be purchased online.

Canela’s character in Genoa City was just one of many loves in Abby’s long line of romances. Revisit how Arturo met Abby, who he had an affair with at the time, and what caused their relationship to deteriorate in our photo gallery below.

Video: Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre/YouTube

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