Adam Jacobs (The Lion King) will star as the titular swashbuckler in the American premiere of Zorro, a new musical featuring music by the Gipsy Kings. The show will run at Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre April 3 through May 5.
Joining Jacobs will be Nicholas Carriere (The Lion King national tour) as Ramon, Natascia Diaz (Man of La Mancha) as Inez, Andrea Goss (Once) as Luisa, Benjamin Harding as Young Ramon, Mark Kincaid as Alejandro de la Vega, Royce Mann as Young Diego, Eliseo N. Roman (In the Heights) as Sergeant Garcia and Mary Stewart Sullivan as Young Luisa.
With approximately 36 songs and an ensemble of almost 30 people, Zorro tells the story of Diego de la Vega, the iconic masked crime fighter who made his debut in 1919 in Johnston McCulley’s novel The Curse of Capistrano. As Zorro, he fights corruption and romances legions of women in this brand new flamenco musical.
The ensemble of Zorro will include internationally-renowned flamenco performers including Sara Erde, Glenda Sol Koeraus, Peter Suarez and Cristian Puig. Zorro will boast a brand new flamenco score by the Gipsy Kings and John Cameron, lyrics by Stephen Clark and a book by Clark and Helen Edmundson. Christopher Renshaw is set to direct.
The creative team includes set and costume designer Tom Piper, lighting designer Andi Davis and sound designer Kai Harada. Rafael Amargo will choreograph, alongside flamenco consultant Saulo Garrido, fight choreographer Terry King and illusionist Paul Kieve.