Esther: A Persian Musical
A PURIM SPIEL PARODY OF "HAMILTON"
Esther: A Persian Musical is the hilarious, timely and authentic Purim spiel you're looking for. It offers the timeless story of Esther, Mordechai, King Ahashverosh, and Haman (boo!) through the lens of one of the most relevant and inspiring musicals of our time.
Esther: A Persian Musical runs approximately one hour, features nine songs from the show, and has eight speaking roles (five leads and three supporting roles) and room for an extensive ensemble.
But don't take my word for it -- here are reviews from a few of the communities that have put on Esther: A Persian Musical:
“A HUGE special thank you to Cantor Jamie Marx for writing such a perfect Shpiel!!! I am still smiling with pride as I reflect on the talent and hard work that the kids showed our Temple Emanuel community!”
— Cantor Lizzie Weiss, Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills
“Esther, A Persian Musical was a blast! Big shout out to Cantor Jamie Marx for his clever adaption of Hamilton! People LOVED it!! Our congregation went crazy over it!”
— Cantor Rebecca Garfein, Congregation Rodeph Sholom (New York)
“I can't thank you enough for the incredible Purimshpeil you created! We put it on tonight with 20 high schoolers and it was a huge success. You made Purim possible for us, so wanted to thank you. Chag Sameach!”
— Rabbi Jodie Gordon, Hevreh of the Berkshires
“She's newish young clever and Jewish....Hamilton Schpiel is awesome! […] Jamie Marx, what a great writing job! Wow!”
- Rabbi Rachel Larkin Wiesenberg, Temple Beth Torah (Melville, NY)
“Many thanks to Cantor Jamie Marx for the amazing lyrics and arrangements to our favorite musical!!!!!!”
- Cantor Lisa Arbisser, Society for the Advancement of Judaism (New York)
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