Zorro Swashbuckling News and Updates

Zorro Swashbuckling News and Updates

Thursday, June 14, 2012

ZORRO Returns to the World of Radio Drama

Love listening to audiobooks?
Enjoy listening to stories while on the road traveling or driving back and forth to work?
Listening to your iPod, Creative Zen (or other portable listening device) when jogging, working out at the gym or exercising at home?
Love hearing a great story?
Love swashbuckling action and adventure?

Then ZORRO has something for you! ZORRO, the swashbuckling hero of Spanish California, has found his way back to the world of radio drama with three great full-cast productions complete with sound effects and music.

Listen along as Zorro fights injustice and courts love in the Zorro story that started it all... The one that created a legend... THE MARK OF ZORRO

Zorro creator Johnston McCulley's first ever Zorro story The Mark of Zorro (originally titled The Curse of Capistrano) is a highly entertaining, fun, fast paced swashbuckling adventure from start to finish. The evil Captain Ramon rules the pueblo de Los Angeles with an iron fist and a twisted sense of justice. He's intent to capture the affections of the beautiful Lolita Pulido while at the same time destroying her family, ruining the de la Vega name and capturing Zorro. However, Zorro has other plans for he also has eyes for the fair señorita Lolita. As for the corrupt Capitan, Zorro has something for him too... the point of a blade! But will he have the strength to win this fight after being hunted and pursued like a fox day and night by Sgt Gonzalez and his men?

Nominated for a Grammy Award and 2 Audie Awards The Mark of Zorro was also recommended as one of the best audios of 2011 by Sound Commentary, Parade Magazine, and AudioFile Magazine.

Adapted for audio and dramatized by award winning Hollywood Theater of the Ear producer Yuri Rasovsky. Published by Blackstone Audio. 

The Cast:
Val Kilmer (Top Gun, Heat, Batman, Tombstone) as Diego de la Vega/Zorro
Ruth Livier (Ylse, Resurrection Blvd) as Lolita Pulido
Meshach Taylor (Designing Women) as Sgt Gonzalez
Armin Shimerman (Quark from Star Trek DS9) as the Tavern Landlord
Elizabeth Peña (The Incredibles, Lone Star) as Doña Catalina Pulido
Ned Schmidtke (*Audie winner) as Don Carlos Pulido
Keith Szarabajka (*Audie Award winner) as Captain Ramon
Kristoffer Tabori (*winner of 1 Emmy Award and multiple Audie Awards) as Don Alejandro de la Vega
Stefan Rudnicki (*winner of 2 Grammy Awards and 11 Audie Awards) as Frey Felipe
Scott Brick (*winner of 40 AudioFile Earphone awards and 2 Audie Awards) as the Governor
Phil Proctor (Firesign Theatre) in multiple roles
John Sloan in multiple roles
Gordo Panza in multiple roles 

* indicates cast members who are award winning audiobook narrators and the awards they have won as such.



Colonial Radio Theatre brings you Zorro and the Pirate Raiders a high seas adventure that is reminiscent of the old serialized Saturday matinee picture shows of the 1940s and 50s. Captain Ramon is bent on revenge and has sold out the good people of Los Angeles. The pueblo has been ransacked by the pirate Bardoso and the lovely señorita Lolita Pulido has been carried of as part of the spoil. It's up to Zorro to bring her back alive and well..... or die trying.

CRT brings you a rousing tale filled with swashbuckling fun and adventure, booming sound effects and stirring music. 

The Cast:
Kevin Cirone as Diego de la Vega/Zorro
Shonna McEachern as Lolita Pulido
Hugh Metzler as Bardoso
J.T. Turner as Captain Ramon
Sam Donato as Sgt Garcia
Joseph Zamperelli Jr. as Friar Felipe
Dan Powell  as Sanchez and Don Audre
Narrated by Jerry Robbins



CRT brings you the third story in Zorro creator Johnston McCulley's series of tales about the masked hero of Alta California. This time there's a new Commandante in charge of things in Los Angeles. Can Captain Rocha be trusted to govern justly or will he be as corrupt and power hungry as his predecessor Captain Ramon? His ruling powers will soon be put to the test for someone appearing to be Zorro has unleashed a wave of cruel deeds on the people of the district. As the cries for justice escalate the people want to know has Zorro turned outlaw or has he gone mad? Who is this masked man and who will stop him? Find out as Zorro Rides Again!

Colonial Radio Theater puts together another dynamic Zorro adventure any audio listener is sure to enjoy.

The Cast:
Kevin Cirone as Diego de la Vega/Zorro
Jeremy Benson as Captain Rocha
Shonna McEachern as Lolita Pulido
Hugh Metzler as Bardoso
Sam Donato as Sgt Garcia
J.T. Turner as Friar Francisco, Don Alejandro de la Vega, and Old Marcos
Joseph Zamperelli Jr as Juan Lopez and Friar Felipe 
Shana Dirik as Doña Catalina Pulido
Dan Powell as Juan
Elie Hirschman as Don Audre
Jerry Robbins as Esteban Rodriguez 


Coming Soon......

From award winning producer Barry Creyton the sequel to The Mark of Zorro featuring Val Kilmer, Ruth Livier and a star studded cast.

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