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Vashti Was Right: Book of Zeresh a Purim Spiel

Vashti Was Right: Book of Zeresh a Purim Spiel

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Three years ago, that's what we thought. But our synagogue had been buying Purimspiels for some time, and we were getting a little tired of them - Broadway parodies, Motown parodies, Beatles parodies ... we thought, why doesn't someone write some original songs just for Purim? Why not take all those styles and put them together in one show - a sort of "Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" for Esther? So we went to work on it. We gave all the main characters singing parts - Esther, Mordechai, Achashverosh, Haman, Vashti - and we gave singing parts to minor characters too, to give more people a chance to perform. That means Zeresh (Haman's wife), Bigthan and Teresh (the King's eunuchs), and the women who compete to be queen all get their numbers too. And there's a women's swing quartet to recap the action, and plenty of singing for the chorus. It took us a while, but in the end, we had a real show. It can be done on it's own in a little under an hour, or it can be done alternating with chapters of the Megillah reading on Erev Purim, the way we did it at Beth El Synagogue in Minneapolis. This CD has all the original songs. The script and the music are available too -- visit our website!

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Artist: Debbie Orenstein
Title: Vashti Was Right: Book of Zeresh a Purim Spiel
Genre: Children's
Release Date: 28/04/2006
Label: CD Baby
Media Format: CD
UPC: 634479298943

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