Carnew Musical Society presents Viva Mexico!
Time & Location
22 November 2010
27 November 2010
About the Event
This tongue-in-cheek romantic comedy melodrama involves bandits, American tourists and revolutionaries - and features a highly colourful Aztec ceremonial.
Mendoza, Mexico's maddest revolutionary, has heard that a stage coach due to pass by El Rancho Grande carries a million American dollars on their way to support the tyrannical rule of the current Presidente. Escorting the fortune is the pompous Senator K. Vanders, of Washington DC, accompanied by his charming daughter, Lucille. Since El Rancho Grande is owned by Mama Inez, whose son Ramon is one of Mexico's promising young bandits, what is more natural than for Mendoza to despatch Ramon to rob the coach. With the mission accomplished, Pablo and Pepe, who seldom do anything right, are left to bring the stolen luggage back to the Rancho.
Lopez, the villianous chief of the Police suggests to the outraged Senator that he and his daughter could best recover from their alarming experience by resting a few days at El Rancho Grande. Lucille, overawed by her experience, recognises Ramon as Zoro, the bandit behind the mask! This disturbs his finance Raquelita and her fiery friend Lola. Will Lucille betray hi, or must an unacceptably high price be paid for her silence.
The show features a feast of world famous melodies and dances including "A Media Luz", "El Rancho Grande", "La Cucaracha" and "The Mexican Hat Dance".
A show that has pace, impact and lots of laughs. Should not be missed!