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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
Orchestrations by Susan Perdue



Songs from the Original Sound Track

Opening/Persia! (Esther, Xerxes, All)
Vashti's Lament (Vashti, her servants)
Beauty Queen Proclamation (Memucan, Stooges)
Beauty Queen (Daria, Agatha, Parisa, Ensemble)
Rest of My Life (Esther, Xerxes)
The Plot (Bigthan, Teresh, et al)
The Prayer (Mordecai, Esther, Tala)
The Toast (Xerxes, Haman, Esther)
Mordecai! (Haman, Stooges)


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, Bigthan, 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 accomodating casts from 13–40+. Accompaniment CDs are also available, including a music-only version and a background-vocals version with ensemble voices to back up your soloists. This will enable groups with limited music resources to perform Esther.
Performance Length: 2 hours
Cost: The current license fee is $470 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 $14.35 shipping charge for destinations in the U.S.
Cast Size: 13 – 40+ (see cast list)
There are up to 23 featured roles with significant “moments”. There are also a flexible number of ensemble roles that involve speaking, solo singing lines, and dancing. Smaller groups can do the show by casting actors in multiple roles. See cast list for details.

Apply for a Performance License
The license fee includes the following materials
  • Reproducible script
  • 1 piano score rental
  • Reproducible vocal score
  • 1 Music CD with full vocals
Additional items available (prices in U.S. dollars)
  • Accompaniment CD/Backing Track rental: $60 – 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 better match the vocal range of your cast (contact us for fees per song).
  • Backing Track with Ensemble Vocals rental: $90 – Instrumental music and sound effects with ensemble voices to back up your soloists. Suitable for performances. Alternate keys are not available with this version.
  • 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. Drum score is not included. Reproducible electronic PDF. Rental $125.
  • Original Production DVD purchase: $16/ea