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Esther — The Musical

Esther logo coloredby Mark Ogden

The Biblical story of staying true to yourself.

YOU’VE READ THE BOOK — NOW SEE THE MUSICAL!

From the pages of the best-seller in history — the epic story of Persia’s legendary Queen now comes to the stage!

(Performable by Church, Educational, Professional and Community Groups)

The Biblical story of staying true to yourself and finding courage. Esther is the newly crowned Queen of Persia, wife of Xerxes, and she is Jewish — a refugee from one of Xerxes’ father’s campaigns. No one knows that she is Jewish, or that she is the daughter of the highest ranking Jewish man in the land of Persia. Then the Jews are all condemned to die by Haman, the Prime Minister. Will Esther find the courage and the means to thwart Haman?


PLAY DETAILS:

  • Characters: 7M 7W + soldiers, Jewish refugees, courtiers and visitors
  • About two hours
  • Setting: Several settings or a Unit Set
  • Order # 2070

Soon available for all groups.


PERUSAL MATERIALS

  • The PERUSAL PAGES file (in PDF format) is available here: EstherPERUSAL (Call and ask for details.)
    SONGS: (Author Demos)

ACT ONE
#1 — Prelude                     Orchestra
Scene 1 — Banquet Hall
#2a — Forty Days                Company + Haman
#2b — Take A Second Look            Xerxes, Haman, Artabanus


#2c — Sometimes A Compromise        Esther
#2d — Forty Days (tag)                Company
Scene 2 — Harem
#3 — With Pen and Ink                Papyrus & Hatach


#3a — With Pen and Ink (reprise)        Papyrus & Hatach
Scene 3 — Esther’s Suite
#4 — Our Little Secret                Esther


Scene 4 — Inner Court
#5 — Immortal                    Xerxes, Artabanus, Haman
#6 — In Spite Of …                Haman, Artabanus
Scene 5 — Home of Lady Meres
#7 — He’s A Man To Watch            Meres, Haman
Scene 6 — Esther’s Suite
#8 — She Is Real                Xerxes, Akkadia
#8a — Our Little Secret (reprise)            Papyrus
Scene 7 — King’s Gate
#9 — No Matter What You Do            Mordecai, Leah, Hannah, Jozadak, Judith
#10 — Jews                    Artabanus, Captain, Haman, Leah, Hannah, Judith
Scene 8 — Inner Court
#11 — I Want To Make Things Happen        Esther

ACT TWO
Scene 1 — In and out of Esther’s Suite
#12 — I Want To Make Things Happen (reprise)    Esther
#12a — I Can’t Believe It            Akkadia, Papyrus
#13 — Free                    Mordecai
Scene 2 — Esther’s Suite
#14 — Free (Reprise)                Mordecai, Leah
Scene 3 — Home of Lady Meres
#15 — Everything’s Fine                Haman, Artabanus, Meres,
Scene 4 — Outside of Mordecai’s Home
Scene 5 — Esther’s Suite
#16 — I Want To Make Things Happen (reprise)    Esther
Scene 6 — Inner Court
#16a — Underscore                Orchestra
Scene 7 — Esther’s Suite
#17 — Our Little Secret (reprise2)        Hatach, Papyrus, Akkadia, Esther
#17a — Because of Him                Hatach, Akkadia
Scene 8 — Xerxes’ Suite
#18 — Give Him The Works            Haman, Artabanus, Captain, Guard


#18a — Give Him The Works (reprise)        Ensemble
#18b — Duel Underscore            Orchestra
Scene 9 — Esther’s Suite
#19 — With Pen and Ink                Hatach, Papyrus,
#20 — Immortal: REPRISE (Finale)        Company
#21 — Curtain Call                Orchestra

  • 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 #2070a : $25.00 (from which you will be authorized to make copies for your production)



  • First Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #2070d : $100




  • Second Performance Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #2070e : $80




  • Professional Royalties will be quoted upon application
  • Perusal Package (Script  on rental) — Order #2070g : $6.00 (includes Priority Mail charges on rental for 15 days)
  • Piano-Vocal Score (in PDF format) — Order #2070b : $25.00 (from which you will be authorized to make copies for your production)



  • Vocal Book (in PDF Format) — Order #2070c : $15.00 (from which you will be authorized to make copies for your production)



  • Performance-Traks  — Order #2070j : — coming soon



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.


BILLING REQUIREMENTS:

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

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 is presented through special arrangement with Leicester Bay Theatricals.  All authorized materials are also supplied by LBT, www.leicesterbaytheatricals.com”


PRODUCTIONS

  • Cotton Mill Theatre, St. George, Utah — 1990
  • Union Station Theatre,  Ogden, Utah — 1980

 

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