Zorro's legendary story of good versus evil has been a source of enduring fascination, and has been the subject of a best selling novel by producer Isabel Allende as well as several major motion pictures. ZORRO: THE MUSICAL retells the dramatic tale of this romantic hero with extraordinary aerial acrobatics, spectacular sword-fighting, and incredible magic – all set to the famous red-hot Gipsy King beat, brought to the stage with the authentic colours of traditional flamenco. To date, there have been first class productions in London, Moscow, Paris, Amsterdam, Prague, Moscow, Tokyo, Shanghai, Seoul, Sao Paolo, Tel Aviv, Beirut, and the U.S., all in their own languages.
The Gipsy Kings are that rare thing – an international household name famous solely for their music. The Gipsy Kings began with two bands of brothers, the Reyes (Nicolas, Canut, Paul, Patchaï, André) and the Baliardos (Tonino, Paco, Diego), and after 25 years is still fronted by the two songwriters and producers Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo. In 1987 the Gipsy Kings’ self titled debut album introduced the world to "rumba Gitano," the sound of South America’s rumba rhythm married to flamenco guitars. With “Bamboleo” the Gipsy Kings scored a huge international hit, and since then the Kings have never stopped singing to the world. Their total album sales worldwide now exceed 18 million.
Rafael Amargo is one of the most famous Spanish flamenco dancers. A graduate of the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance in New York, his career has been supported by the Spanish artists Luis Gordillo and Esperanza D´Ors, and he has been photographed by Bruce Weber and Annie Leibovitz. In 2002, he was awarded the Positano Leonide Massine Prize in recognition of his work as a choreographer and a dancer, an award previously given to Rudolf Nureyev and Lindsay Kemp.
ZORRO’s book and lyrics are by Stephen Clark, and feature additional compositions, orchestrations and arrangements by John Cameron, lighting design by Ben Ormerod, sound design by Mick Potter with Mike Dixon as Musical Supervisor, Terry King as Fight Director, and illusions by Paul Kieve and Scott Penrose. ZORRO is produced by John Gertz, Adam Kenwright, and Isabel Allende.