Music and Lyrics by Glenna Bowman
Book by Glenna Bowman & Matthew Shead
Audience quotes from Stage Reading, 2/10/2018
"Spectacular!" "I loved the plot and characters!" "Gorgeous music! First class talent."
"Clever, funny, substantial" "Incredibly talented cast!" "Overall entertaining and inspiring show!"
ESTHER (HADASSAH) - Ryan Smith
MORDECAI - Steve Williams
KING XERXES - Matthew Redden
DALIA - Jessica Brynn Cohen
HARBONA - Phil Rodriguez
HEGAI - Kirk Kelso
TAMIR - Bennett Neiman
SURI - Emily Villarreal
HAMAN - Creighton Moench
ZERESH - Laura Freeman
AMIRA - Elizabeth Neiman
HATHAK - Jeremiah Abdullah
JUILY - Susan Johnston Taylor
ENSEMBLE - Michele' Crowder
Set in Ancient Persia, "Esther, A New Musical," is the tale of a young Jewish woman who dreams of traveling the world. But when the king's anti-Semitic advisor conscripts young virgins from across the land to choose a new queen, Esther finds herself unwillingly at the center of the king's court, where she discovers the most important choices in life are often those we make when we are out of options.
This original work will be presented as a stage reading. Actors will present the entire show, including dialogue and songs, but without sets or full costumes. Audience members will have the opportunity to provide feedback on the show that could impact future development work. This is a unique opportunity you won't want to miss!