Esther

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A full-length, two-act "Broadway style" musical running 120 minutes and suitable for high school, college or mixed age casts.
Orchestration is available (details below).
It's the story of an orphaned Jewish girl who becomes Queen of Persia, and discovers that her people are to be annihilated by royal decree. She is forced to trust God through frightening circumstances, with the survival of her entire race seemingly on her shoulders.
The DVD has been reviewed by Worship Matters blogger Bob Kauflin, who writes, "The songs are memorable, the script is engaging, and the message of God’s sovereign care for his people comes through clearly."
Music & Lyrics by Martin Landry
Book & Lyrics by Janice Landry

Trailer

Song for Mordecai

Songs from the Original Sound Track

Opening/Persia!
The Plot
Ordinary Day
The Prayer
Beauty Queen
The Toast

Feedback

Esther has been enjoyed by numerous groups since its publication in 2010. Director Kathy Side writes, "The enthusiasm for the show (is) contagious. Everyone loves the music! Everyone loves the stooges, Haman, Bigthana, and of course the King! Everyone is just thrilled to be involved in something so fresh and exciting." (Eagle Learning Center & Take 3 Theatre, Chesterfield MO)

Production Details

Esther is a full length, 2-hour musical with 15 vocal numbers. We license two versions: full-cast for groups of 25+ and a smaller-cast version for groups of 10 – 15. The license includes rental of full piano and vocal scores. An accompaniment CD is also available.
Performance Length: 2 hours
Cost: The current license fee is $380 USD.
It allows up to 5 performances and venues up to 400 seats. For larger venues, please contact us for a quote. We add a $21.10 shipping charge for destinations in the U.S.
Cast Size: 10 – 40+
We offer 2 versions of Esther, one for full-sized casts and the other for smaller casts:
  • The full-cast version is for groups of 25 – 40+ (see full cast list).
  • The small-cast version is for groups of 10 – 15 (see small cast list).

Apply for a Performance License
The license fee includes the following materials
  • Reproducible script
  • 1 piano score rental
  • Up to 30 vocal books rental
  • 1 Music CD with full vocals
Additional items available (prices in U.S. dollars)
  • Accompaniment CD/Backing Track rental: $50 (Instrumental music and sound effects from the original production – can be used for performance and rehearsal.) Upon request we can provide individual tracks in alternate keys to closely match the vocal range of your cast.
  • Video Recording License: $75 – Permission to record your production of Esther and distribute up to 200 copies to friends and family.
  • Full Orchestral Score. Includes flute, clarinet, alto sax, baritone sax, bass clarinet, trumpet, French horn, baritone horn, trombone, tuba, violin 1, violin 2, viola, cello, double bass, electric bass, timpani, and xylophone. Reproducible electronic PDF. Rental $125.
  • Original Production DVD purchase: $16/ea
  • Additional Music CD purchase: $8/ea
  • Permission to reproduce Esther Music CD. Can be used as a rehearsal aid for vocalists. Available only with a performance license. Maximum quantity 30: $3/per copy