Musical (2008)

Musique: Gypsy Kings
Paroles: Stephen Clark
Livret: Stephen Clark
Production à la création:

Don Diego est un jeune homme fougueux et insouciant qui a été envoyé en Espagne par son père afin de "devenir un homme". A son retour dans sa Californie natale, il retrouve ses habitants injustement persécutés par des officiers avides d'argent. Déterminé à venir au secours des plus démunis, Don Diego devient Zorro, justicier masqué, redresseur de torts et virtuose de l'épée. Mais sa mission se complique lorsque l'amour croise son chemin... qui réunira chant, danse flamenco, duels, cascades, romance et aventures.

Deep inside a cave, a band of gypsies stop to rest for the night, while dancing and singing, they listen eagerly as their leader tells them about an old gypsy myth - the infamous story of the legendary hero, Zorro.

Act I
Don Diego de la Vega, a wealthy young caballero, is sent away from his California home by his father, Don Alejandro, to school in Spain. He is forced to leave his childhood love Luisa, who is also being sent away by Diego's father. At the same time, Don Alejandro announces that Diego and Luisa's childhood friend Ramon shall become captain of the army, which pleases both Diego and Luisa.

Later, in Spain, Diego has run away from school and joined a band of gypsies who perform in the backstreets of the city ("Baila Me"). He is their star attraction, and after showing several tricks to an enthralled audience, he sees Luisa. Luisa persuades Diego to return to California to stop Ramon, who has become a tyrant. Inez, another gypsy and evidently Diego's lover, is not pleased to see Luisa and decides that she and all the other gypsies must accompany them. In California, Diego finds that Ramon has stripped the people of their rights and has put himself in charge ever since Don Alejandro "died." However, unbeknownst to everyone, Don Alejandro is not dead and is being held captive by Ramon. Ramon demonstrates his cruelty by sentencing three men to death for stealing; the men had added rocks to their sacks of grain to gain extra money for their hungry families. As the men are taken away, their women angrily declare their hatred of Ramon and his treatment of the people ("Liberdad").

After witnessing the cruelty of his old friend, and with the help of Inez (the only one who knows his plans), Diego adopts a heroic alter ego, Zorro, to defend the people of the pueblo ("Hope"). At the same time, to keep his identity secret, he presents himself to Ramon as an idiot of no real threat. He offers himself to Ramon as a personal servant, a move that angers Luisa, who believes that she brought Diego back for nothing.

The following day, the three men prepare to be hanged. As they are led to the gallows, Luisa and the women of the pueblo lament over the way the pueblo used to be and express hope that things will get better ("In One Day"). Before the noose can be tightened, Zorro makes a name for himself by saving the prisoners. Zorro swings in spectacularly out of nowhere and manages to appear almost simultaneously as Zorro and Diego, so that no one will suspect Diego.

After another spectacular rescue, Zorro flees from Ramon's guards and find himself in Luisa's room, having walked in on her while she is in the bath. Embarrassed, he lets it slip that he knows her name, but his identity is kept safe from her, and she begins to fall in love with Zorro, just as Diego has always been in love with her ("Falling").

Meanwhile, the gypsies cause a stir in the pueblo by drinking and dancing together ("Bamboleo/There's a Tale"), enticing Ramon's cowardly but warm-hearted Sergeant Garcia. Flirting and joking with Garcia, Inez soon finds a new admirer, and Garcia tries his best to act strong and brave like Zorro. But Inez still has eyes for Diego and finds Garcia merely entertaining. Ramon, initially intrigued by the idea of free wine, eventually turns against the gypsies and their radical ways and tries to prevent their activities. He finally attempts to exert his power by forcing himself upon Luisa, the woman he lusts over but who hates everything that he has become. However, Zorro appears just in time to save Luisa. He forces Ramon to his knees and carves his mark, "Z," into Ramon's chest, as Ramon screams in agony and anger.

Act II
The second act opens with the band of gypsies from the prologue reappearing on stage and performing a large song and dance routine. ("Entrada")

When the storyline continues, Ramon reveals the full extent of his injury: he is permanently scarred with the mark of Zorro. The gypsies and citizens mock him, and he angrily declares a curfew and that anyone out after the curfew will be shot. The crowd protests ("Freedom"). Inez tells Luisa that it is too dangerous for her to stay in Los Angeles; Luisa says that she knows a place where Ramon can never find her. Ramon orders the guards to shoot into the crowd. The people flee, leaving Inez and Ramon alone. She tells Ramon that his empire is crumbling around him and that soon his greed will consume him ("Bamboleo (Reprise)"). Ramon leaves in denial, but her words have a great effect on him.

Diego tries to advise Garcia on how to express his love for Inez, but when she arrives, Garcia becomes embarrassed and runs off. Diego enquires about Luisa's whereabouts. Inez tells him and also admits that she understands that Diego loves Luisa. Diego, dressed as Zorro, finds the cave where Luisa is hiding. Luisa confesses her feelings to Zorro, and the two dance outside the cave together ("Serenade"). The dance ends with Diego kissing Luisa but then pulling away. Luisa asks him why he's so afraid of his feelings; outside the cave, Diego sadly confesses that he wants to be with Luisa but is afraid that he risks putting her life in danger ("A Love We'll Never Live").

The following day, Garcia tries to impress Inez ("One More Beer"). Ramon, still distressed by Inez's words, goes to confession; he soon notices the priest is actually Zorro, who has learned that Don Alejandro is still alive and is trying to find him. Ramon sets a trap for Zorro, but Zorro manages to escape. Luisa goes to the gypsy camp where Inez transforms her into a gypsy ("Djobi Djoba"). Ramon bursts in and arrests Luisa. Inez calls Garcia a coward because he does nothing to stop Ramon.

Luisa is about to be executed by a firing squad when Zorro, accompanied by several other men dressed as Zorro, fights off the guards. Ramon puts a knife to Inez's throat and tries to make Zorro choose between Luisa and Inez, but Inez throws Ramon to the ground. She tells Ramon that the love between Zorro and Luisa is a love that he can never know. Ramon produces a pistol from his pocket and shoots Inez. A heartbroken Zorro surrenders and is dragged away by the guards as Ramon forces Luisa to agree to marry him. As Ramon leaves with Luisa, the gypsies appear and begin to mourn as they carry Inez's body away.

In his prison cell, Diego laments his failure to protect the people and blames himself for the suffering of the ones he loves ("Hope (Reprise)"). Garcia arrives and, admitting his cowardice, tells Zorro that he can take him to Don Alejandro. Meanwhile, Luisa is dressed by attendants for her wedding to Ramon. She wishes that she could have known the true identity of Zorro ("The Man Behind the Mask") and laments that in order to protect her love, she must sacrifice it as well as her happiness.

As the wedding begins, Zorro arrives, but this Zorro is revealed to be Don Alejandro, who confronts Ramon about his cruelty. The guards now turn against Ramon, and Don Alejandro orders Ramon to be arrested. But Ramon says that if they dare to arrest him, he will kill Luisa. The wedding proceeds, but just before Luisa gives her vows, Zorro swings into the chapel. During the ensuing sword fight with Ramon, Zorro reveals his true identity to Ramon and asks him to stop fighting, saying that they are brothers. Ramon appears to agree but then draws a small knife. Diego evades the blade and causes Ramon to fall on his own knife. Ramon is fatally wounded and dies.

Diego is distressed by what he has done, when Luisa and Don Alejandro reenter the room. Luisa, seeing that Zorro is unmasked, begs him to show her his face. Reluctantly he does so, and Luisa is shocked by the discovery that Zorro is Diego, but still declares that she loves him. The two kiss and embrace. All rejoice ("Fiesta").

Acte I
"Flamenco Opening" – Gypsies
"Baila Me" – Diego, Inez and Gypsies
"Libertad" – Women of the Pueblo
"Hope" – Diego
"In One Day" – Luisa and the Women of the Pueblo
"Falling" – Luisa
"Bamboleo" / "There's a Tale" – Inez and Gypsies

Acte II
"Entrada" – Gypsies
"Freedom" – Inez, Citizens and Gypsies
"Bamboleo" (Reprise) – Inez
"Serenade" – Instrumental (The dance between Diego and Luisa)
"A Love We'll Never Live" – Diego and Luisa
"One More Beer" – Garcia, Inez and the Women of the Pueblo
"Djobi Djobi" – Inez and Luisa
"Hope" (Reprise) – Diego
"Man Behind the Mask" – Luisa
"Fiesta" – All

Don Diego de la Vega/Zorro – He is the son of Don Alejandro, who initially heads the pueblo. He adopts a heroic alter ego to save the people of the pueblo who are being punished under Ramon's cruel leadership.
Luisa – Luisa grows up with Diego and Ramon. She falls in love first with Diego and then Zorro, not knowing his true identity.
Ramon – Diego's childhood friend. Ramon is jealous of the feelings Luisa has for Diego. He is made captain of the army and seizes power.
Inez – The gypsy queen, Inez travels around the backstreets of Barcelona performing with Diego, with whom she falls in love.
Sergeant Garcia – Servant to Ramon, he is cowardly, yet likable. He falls in love with Inez.
Don Alejandro de la Vega – He is Diego's father, and the rightful leader of the Pueblo.

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Version 1

Zorro (2008-03-Pre West End Tour)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Pre West-End Tour ( - Angleterre)
Durée : 1 mois 1 semaine
Nombre :
Première Preview : 04 March 2008
Première: 04 March 2008
Dernière: 12 April 2008
Mise en scène : Christopher Renshaw
Chorégraphie : Rafael Amargo
Producteur :
Star(s) :
Commentaires : Date du tour
Commentaires longs: 8 Avril 08 au 12 Avril 08 - Milton Keynes Theatre, Milton Keynes
2 Avril 08 au 5 Avril 08 - Opera House, Manchester
25 Mars 08 au 29 Mars 08 - King's Theatre, Glasgow
18 Mars 08 au 22 Mars 08 - Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
12 Mars 08 au 15 Mars 08 - New Victoria Theatre, Woking
4 Mars 08 au 8 Mars 08 - Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne

Version 2

Zorro (2008-07-Garrick Theatre-London)

Type de série: Original London
Théâtre: Garrick Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 8 mois
Nombre : 279 représentations
Première Preview : 02 July 2008
Première: 15 July 2008
Dernière: 14 March 2009
Mise en scène : Christopher Renshaw
Chorégraphie : Rafael Amargo
Producteur :
Star(s) :
Avec: Matt Rawle (Don Diego/Zorro), esli Margherita (Inez), Adam Levy (Ramon), Jonathan Newth (Don Alejandro), Nick Cavaliere (Sgt. Garcia), Emma Williams (Luisa)
Commentaires : It opened with a short try-out tour, but even so, its first London preview dates were cancelled due to technical problems. By the time of the official opening the show received almost entirely favourable reviews. Its flashy fight scenes, flying scenes, magical disappearances and camp tongue-in-cheek story was described as a “mix of Errol Flynn and Monty Python” making “an insanely enjoyable musical”. The flamenco dancing was a great hit. According to Quentin Letts in the Daily Mail “Blimey, the flamenco! There can’t have been this much foot-stamping since Elton John split from Bernie Taupin”. It ran until March 14 th 2009, and then proceeded to be performed in many different countries, winning many awards, and taking over $75 million dollars at the box office.
Commentaires longs: Une version qui nous a semblée tout sauf convaincante. Une musique racolleuse, un décor banal ou très atttendu. Des chanteurs et des comédiens qui jouent très très mal. Et d'interminables numéros de danse.
Presse : NICHOLAS DE JONGH for THE EVENING STANDARD says, "Dynamically choreographed musical...A truly highflying musical."
RHODA KOENIG for THE INDEPENDENT says, "Cynical corporate product."
MICHAEL BILLINGTON for THE GUARDIAN says, "Thoroughly enjoyable musical."
BENEDICT NIGHTINGALE for THE TIMES says, "It’s nonsense, but quite agreeable nonsense...Zorro is fun, but not as much fun as all that."
CHARLES SPENCER for THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "this almost insanely enjoyable musical, with a fabulous score of stamping flamenco, tavern choruses and tender love songs by the Gipsy Kings, looks like the surprise hit of the summer."

Version 3

Zorro (2009-11-Folies Bergères-Paris)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Folies Bergères (Les) (Paris - France)
Durée : 7 mois 3 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : 05 November 2009
Première: 05 November 2009
Dernière: 27 June 2010
Mise en scène : Christopher Renshaw
Chorégraphie : Rafael Amargo
Producteur :
Star(s) :
Avec: Laurent Bàn (Diego/Zorro), Liza Pastor (Luisa), Géraldine Larrosa (Inez), Yan Duffas (Ramon), Benoit de Gaulejac (sergent Garcia), Georges Beller (narrateur/Don Alejandro)

Version 4

Zorro (2011-04-Nederlandse Tour)

Type de série: Nederlandse Tour
Théâtre: Nederlandse Tour ( - Pays-Bas)
Durée : 5 mois 3 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : 02 April 2011
Première: 17 July 2011
Dernière: 08 January 2012
Mise en scène : Christopher Renshaw
Chorégraphie : Rafael Amargo
Producteur :
Star(s) :
Avec: Zorro/Don Diego: Tommie Christiaan
Alternate Zorro/Don Diego: Roman van der Werff
Ramon: René van Kooten (april 2011 - oktober 2011) / Christophe Haddad (november 2011 - januari 2012)
Inez: Lone van Roosendaal
Verteller & Don Alejandro: Thom Hoffman (april 2011 - september 2011) / Aernout Pleket (oktober 2011 - januari 2012)
Luisa: Michelle Splietelhof
Garcia: David Davidse (april 2011 - juni 2011) / Rop Verheijen (juni 2011 - oktober 2011) / Zjon Smaal (oktober 2011 - januari 2012)
Commentaires : Date du tour
Commentaires longs: De meerpaal (Dronten) - 2 et 3 Avril 2011
Stadsschouwburg Velsen (Ijmuiden) - 8 et 9 Avril 2011
DeLaMar (Amsterdam) - 12 au 17 Avril 2011
Het Park (Hoorn) - 19 au 24 Avril 2011
Schouwburg Tilburg (Tilburg) - 26 Avril au 1 Mai 2011
Stadsschouwburg (Nijmegen) - 3 au 8 Mai 2011
Stadstheater (Zoetermeer) - 10 au 15 Mai 2011
Theater de Maaspoort (Venlo) - 17 au 22 Mai 2011
Parkstad Limburgs theater (Heerlen) - 24 au 29 Mai 2011
Parktheater (Eindhoven) - 31 Mai au 5 Juin 2011
Odeon de spiegel (Zwolle) - 7 au 12 Juin 2011
Schouwburg (Almere) - 14 au 19 Juin
Chassé theater (Breda) - 21 au 26 Juin 2011
Nieuwe luxor theater (Rotterdam) - 28 Juin au 10 Juillet 2011
Orpheus (Apeldoorn) - 12 au 17 Juillet 2011
Theater aan de Vrijthof (Maastricht) - 30 Août au 4 Septembre 2011
Stadsschouwburg (Utrecht) - 6 au 11 Septembre 2011
Martinaplaza (Groningen) - 13 au 18 Septembre 2011
Theater aan de Parada (Den Bosch) - 20 au 25 Septembre 2011
Theater hotel Almelo (Almelo) - 27 Septembre au 2 Octobre 2011
Theater hotel de orangerie (Roermond) - 11 au 16 Octobre 2011
World forum theater (Den Haag) - 18 au 23 Octobre 2011
De flint (Amersfoort) - 25 au 30 Octobre 2011
Theater de lievekamp (Oss) - 1 au 6 Novembre 2011
Schouwburg Amphion (Doetinchem) - 8 au 13 Novembre 2011
Schouwburg Amstelveen (Amstelveen) - 15 au 20 Novembre 2011
De goudse schouwburg (Gouda) - 22 au 27 Novembre 2011
Nieuwe Luxor theater (Rotterdam) - 29 Nov au 11 Décembre 2011
De harmonie (Leeuwarden) - 13 au 18 Décembre 2011

Version 5

Zorro (2015-06-Freilichtspiele-Tecklenburg)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Freilichtspiele Tecklenburg (Tecklenburg - Allemagne)
Durée : 2 mois 1 semaine
Nombre :
Première Preview : 13 June 2015
Première: 13 June 2015
Dernière: 21 August 2015
Mise en scène : Ulrich Wiggers
Chorégraphie : Kati Heidebrecht
Producteur :
Star(s) :
Avec: Armin Kahl (Diego), Kasper Holmboe (Ramon), Maxine Kazis (Luisa), Patricia Meeden (Inez), Benjamin Eberling (Sergeant Garcia), Reinhard Brussmann (Don Alejandro), Zoltán Fekete (Zigeuner Prinz), Shane Dickson (Zigeuner Prinz), Anna Carina Buchegger (Ensemble), Marta Di Giulio (Ensemble), Nils Haberstroh (Ensemble), Marco Herse Foti (Ensemble), Brett Hibbert (Ensemble), Andrew Hill (Ensemble), Tobias Joch (Ensemble), Luisa Mancarella (Ensemble), Theano Makariou (Ensemble), Mathias Meffert (Ensemble), Daniel Messmann (Ensemble), Taryn Nelson (Ensemble), Marthe Römer (Ensemble), Silja Schenk (Ensemble), Céline Vogt (Ensemble)

Version 6

Zorro (2022-04-Charing Cross Theatre-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Charing Cross Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 1 mois 2 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : 02 April 2022
Première: 12 April 2022
Dernière: 26 May 2022
Mise en scène : Christian Durham
Chorégraphie :
Producteur :
Star(s) :
Avec: Pete Ashmore, Amy Bastani, Isobel Bates, Ben Boskovic, Matthew Bugg, Paige Fenlon, Alex Gibson-Giorgio, Maxwell Griffin, Matthew Heywood, Jessica Lim, Phoebe Panaretos, Jessica Pardoe, Marc Pickering, Benjamin Purkiss, Stylianos Thomadakis, Hannah Woodward

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