Musical (Approx. 105 min.)
Book and lyrics by Milo Mowery. Music and lyrics by Rodolfo Ortega.
Cast: 4m., 2w., 1 either gender, a chorus of 6 either gender.
Diego de la Vega is a vain rich boy in the town of Capistrano. But when he puts on his mask, he becomes El Zorrito, notorious masked bandit and protector of the village. Villainous Mayor Ramón tries to capture Zorrito but always comes up short. The boy Diego develops a friendship with Ramón's daughter, Christina, who seems sympathetic to the villagers, while his mother, Esperanza, teaches the villagers a machete dance in honor of Cinco de Mayo. Ramón hires a mad bullfighter from Spain known as El Berserker to capture Zorrito. Once Zorrito is unmasked by El Berserker, Diego works together with the villagers to defeat El Berserker and overthrow Mayor Ramón on Cinco de Mayo.
YoungAudiences; Family (All Audiences). Holiday musicals; Melodrama
"A rip-roaring, swashbuckling adventure for the young and the young at heart." —The Oregonian
"Ortega's spirited music is especially wonderful in setting the tone and mood with its traditional folkloric elements." —The Oregonian