the greatest haman

The Greatest Haman is a family-friendly Purim spiel featuring parodies of the songs from the hit movie-musical The Greatest Showman. The music is catchy and deeply moving, a perfect match for the story of Esther’s bravery!

Included in the digital package, you'll receive:

  • A full script and fully notated sheet music;

  • A professionally-designed poster, in both JPG and PDF formats;

  • Performance-ready "Karaoke" tracks (piano accompaniment only)

  • Suggested megillah readings between each scene;

  • A license for unlimited copies of the script and sheet music. (One license per organization per production, please.)

How many characters and songs are in the show?

The Greatest Haman features 6 lead speaking roles, a minimum of 5 minor speaking roles, room for many non-speaking characters, and 10 parody songs with many opportunities for both ensemble singing and solos.

Here’s what some people thought of The Greatest Haman:

“Huge thanks to Cantor Jamie Marx for another great spiel!!!” 
— Cantor Rebecca Garfein, Congregation Rodeph Sholom, New York

“Awesome night!!! Thanks Jamie Marx...the Greatest Haman was awesome!!”
— Cantor Steven Weiss, Congregation Sha'aray Shalom, Hingham, MA

“Thank you so much for an incredible spiel for the third year in a row. It was this morning and the best one yet- totally amazing. Fabulous talent. Lots of comments about your masterful writing. Already dreaming about next year :)”
— Cantor Leslie Niren, Temple Emanu-El, Dallas TX

“Jamie Marx your work is incredible!! Jamie Marx can’t wait to see what you put out next year! Thanks for bringing so much joy to Memphis!!”
— Abbie Strauss, Temple Israel, Memphis

sounds great! How do I buy it?

Click here to head to the Purim Spiel Store. Like all the spiels on my site, purchasing The Greatest Haman is simple, fast and 100% digital. The website accepts all major credit cards and the confirmation email will include a link to download a ZIP file with all of the materials. Within minutes, you will be downloading the posters, MP3s, and PDF scripts in one convenient digital package. 

want some songs transposed?

All songs can be individually transposed to the key of your choice. I charge a nominal fee of $10 per transposition, which includes the sheet music as well as the accompaniment track. Please email me with any requests. 

sample video clips

A brief clip of "I'm Your Queen" from the Purim spiel, The Greatest Haman by Cantor Jamie Marx. A parody of "This Is Me" from the movie "The Greatest Showman."

A brief clip of "A Million Schemes" from the Purim spiel, The Greatest Haman by Cantor Jamie Marx. A parody of "A Million Dreams" from the movie "The Greatest Showman."