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Esther: The Musical Schpiel

EstherLOGO(Temp)Book, Music & Lyrics by Lori Jacobs

The classic Biblical story with a twist. With a score made up of original songs based on Kletzmer Songs, Rap, Showtunes and even a little Country and Pop, this show is a rapid, surefire, farcical, tongue-in-cheek-retelling of the rise of Esther and her salvation of the Jews in Persia.

(Performable by Professional, Community  & Church Groups, and Educational groups. )


PLAY DETAILS:

  • Characters: 5M 2W 1 either m or f + ensemble of 6m 6f.
  • About two hours
  • Settings: Various
  • Order # 3103

Available for all groups by August 2015.


REVIEWS

Grand Rapids Press: June 16, 2006 – “Esther premiere shows real promise. 
’Esther, the Musical’ is a party with a purpose. Both goals were served well by the world premiere Thursday before a sold-out house of about 230 people in Spectrum Theater.” CLICK HERE to read the full article.
Grand Rapids Press: June 11, 2006“Humorous musical takes a serious turn or two. 
Esther is the original Jewish drama queen. For hundreds of years, Jewish congregations have celebrated the annual festival of Purim by creating ‘spiels’ or skits about Esther, who helped save the Jewish people from annihilation in about 479 B.C.” CLICK HERE to read the full article.


PERUSAL MATERIALS

  • The PERUSAL PAGES file (in PDF format) is available here: Esther(schpiel)PERUSAL (Call and ask for details.)
  • Original Cast Album available for $15.99 (Demos below) CLICK HERE
    21
    SONGS:
  1. Drink, Drink, Drink
  2. We’re Having A Party
  3. I’m The Queen
  4. Exalted King
  5. The Decree
  6. Mordecai’s Lament
  7. The Visit
  8. Beauty Contest / Wedding
  9. The Plot
  10. Power
  11. We Don’t Bow Down
  12. The Rally
  13. Shema Kolenu
  14. My Sister
  15. What Will You Do?
  16. What Will You Do? (reprise)
  17. Climb Up
  18. The King Can’t Sleep
  19. Hail. Hail Mordecai
  20. I Should Be Happy
  21. He Tried To Kill Us
  • EMAIL us for rights and information. Be sure to give us anticipated performance dates and the address of your group and, if different, your theatre. Please also include a contact name and phone number.

PURCHASE REHEARSAL MATERIALS:

(Any PDF purchased will be emailed to your email address — if you need to provide that to us (not the one on your PayPal account?), email us. CDs will be mailed to a snail mail address)

  • Script in PDF format  — Order #3103a : $25.00 (from which you will be authorized to make copies for your production)



  • First Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3103d : Royalty terms quoted on application
  • Second Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3103e : Royalty terms quoted on application
  • Performance License Application: LBTLicenseApplication072017 No production rights can be granted until this application is filled out and sent to us.
  • Professional Royalties will be quoted upon application
  • Piano-Vocal Score (in PDF format) — Order #3103b : $25.00 (from which you will be authorized to make copies for your production)



  • Vocal Book (in PDF Format) — Order #3103c : $15.00 (from which you will be authorized to make copies for your production)



  • Orchestrations (in PDF format) — Order #3103h : $100.00 Consisting of the following parts: piano, keyboard, cello, clarinet/saxophone, bass, percussion. (from which you will be authorized to make copies for your production)



  • EMAIL us for rights and information. Be sure to give us anticipated performance dates and the address of your group and, if different, your theatre. Please also include a contact name and phone number.




PRODUCTIONS

  • Jewish Theatre of Grand Rapids — Grand Rapids, Michigan — 2006 & 2009

BILLING CREDITS

The following is how the credits should read in all programs, posters, fliers, handbills and other promotional advertising for the show:
Esther: The Musical Schpiel
Book, Music & Lyrics by
Lori Jacobs

NOTE: The names of the Playwright(s), Composer, Lyricist, and Bookwriter shall be equal in size, type, coloring, boldness, and prominence. No billing shall appear in type larger or more prominent than the billing to the Authors except for the title of the play.

ALSO:

THIS NOTICE MUST APPEAR IN ALL PROGRAMS, ON ALL POSTERS AND PUBLICITY MATERIALS AND INTERNET ADVERTISING/WEBPAGES FOR THE PLAY:
Esther: The Musical Schpiel is presented through special arrangement with Leicester Bay Theatricals.  All authorized materials are also supplied by LBT, www.leicesterbaytheatricals.com”


 

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