Star Of Israel • The Musical Story of Esther

Book and Lyrics by George King and Gayanne Ramsden King

Music and Lyrics by C. Michael Perry

A dramatic and sometimes comic musical romp through the story of Queen Esther in Babylon, during the Jewish Captivity. Three Chamberlins, drivers of the plot, set the stage and deliver the story of love, betrayal, politics and faith in an ancient world. Chosen by God, yet unsure of her own abilities, Esther learns and grows to be a savior of her people in Ancient Persia. Her power of the truth in believing eventually overpowers the self-important and godless, Haman. The Jews needed to be saved and protected and Esther was The Chosen One.

PART OF THE PREMIERE PLAY FILE


PLAY DETAILS:

  • 3f, 3m, 5 either + ensemble
    • In order of appearance
    • Chamberlains Biztha, Carcaz , and Zethar 
    • Queen Vashti (F)
    • King Ahasuerus (M)
    • Mordecai (M)
    • Esther (F)
    • Esther’s Maidens (F)
    • Bigthan
    • Teresh
    • Haman (M)
    • Haman’s wife, Zereth (F)
    • Haman’s Friends
    • Crowd
  • About 100 minutes
  • Stylized period costumes
  • Stylized flexible setting
  • ORDER #3333

PERUSAL MATERIALS

The PERUSAL PAGES file is in PDF format and contains the first half of this musical: Star of Israel 03-01-2022 PERUSAL No performance rights are granted to anyone with the possession of a Perusal Pages Document, nor are you obligated to a performance run by the possession of the document.

SONG LIST

  • 0 Prolog   Orchestra
  • 1 It’s Up To You       Chamberlains
  • 2 A Louse of a Spouse       Vashti
  • 3 Vashti-To-Go-Go       Chamberlains & King
  • 4 Love Is My Song       King
  • 5 Love Is My Song Reprise      King
  • 6 The Future Is You       Mordecai & Esther
  • 7 A Star To Steer By       Mordecai
  • 8 Rise Up!        Esther’s Maidens
  • 9 When I Look at You         Esther & Ahasuerus
  • 10 Chosen One        Maidens, Esther, King
  • 11 Flim-Flam Man     Haman and Followers
  • 12 O God of Israel        Mordecai
  • 13a This Is My Choice    Mordecai , Esther
  • 13b This Is My Choice (rep)       Esther
  • 14 Bow Now Thou Jew Haman
  • 15 I Only  Hate     Haman
  • 16 Hangin’ Around  & Flim-Flam Man (reprise)    Haman, Zereth, Friends
  • 17 Honor     Haman
  • 18 My Life and Breath       Esther
  • 18b My Life and Breath (reprise)      Esther
  • 19 Make Ready       Mordecai
  • 20 Never Stand Alone     Company
  • 21 By the Living God (reprise?)   Esther, Mordecai
  • 22 Star of Israel     Company

SONG SAMPLES — (mp3s from the FINALE Music Notation files)


REHEARSAL MATERIALS AVAILABLE

  • Script in PDF format — Order #3333a : $40.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)
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  • Vocal Book in PDF format — Order #3333b : $20.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production)
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  • Piano-Vocal Score in PDF format — Order #3333b : $45.00 (from which you will be authorized to copy for your production) BUTTON HERE SOON
  • First Performance Ward/Stake/Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #3333d : $100.00 (for the first or only performance)
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  • Second Performance Ward/Stake/Amateur/Educational Royalty — Order #2102e : $90.00 (for each consecutive performance)
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  • Professional Performance License can be granted by filling out the Performance License Application. No production rights can be granted until this application is filled out and sent to us. This is a filler form that after you click “SUBMIT” will send directly to our email address. Response averages 2-3 business days.

NOTE ON SHEET MUSIC OF INDIVIDUAL SONGS: If you are looking for sheet music for a particular song from the show, we can make that available to you for a small fee. We have had a lot of demand for this and, while we love to make the big bucks, we would prefer to just meet you needs and get you the song you want at a more nominal price, which in the end is better for you and easier for us.


PRODUCTIONS

  • Part of the Premiere Play File (so your theatre could be listed here!)

 


BILLING CREDITS

The following is how the credits should read in all programs, posters, fliers, handbills and other promotional advertising for the show:

STAR OF ISRAEL — The Musical Story of Esther
Book and Lyrics by
George King and Gayanne Ramsden King

Music and Lyrics by
C. Michael Perry

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. (In a press release all type, will of course, be the same size.)

ALSO:

THIS NOTICE MUST APPEAR IN ALL PROGRAMS, ON ALL POSTERS AND PUBLICITY MATERIALS AND INTERNET ADVERTISING/WEBPAGES FOR THE PLAY:
Star of Israel is presented through special arrangement with Leicester Bay Theatricals.  All authorized materials are also supplied by LBT, www.leicesterbaytheatricals.com”

 


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