Listen to a 5 minute summary of the plot and music of Esther.
Young, orphaned, and a refugee in a foreign land, things seem like they couldn't get much worse for Hadassah. Then her guardian Mordecai brings home the news that the King of Persia–Xerxes–has decided to divorce his queen and will have his pick of the ladies of the land for his new queen. It might seem like the opportunity of a lifetime, but for Hadassah, who has to change her name to Esther, things take a darker turn.
An evil, scheming prince wants to destroy not only her beloved guardian, but wants to wipe out her entire people group, in a BC-era genocide attempt that rivals the ruthless mindset of Hitler.
In the events that follow, the story moves at such a breathless pace and circumstances align in such a way that Esther sees her purpose and concludes she was placed in her unique role for "such a time as this."
This is a Broadway-style musical. The running time is approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes (with intermission).
“This musical is a gift to both the audience and the cast” –High school musical director
“The characters were dynamic and well-developed. The music was unforgettable!” –High school student actress
“I am very impressed with this show…The more that I dig into it, the more it opens up to me and I see a lot of layers that I didn’t notice before…” –High school drama director