If you’re beginning to wonder what you’d like to do for a Purimspiel this year, perhaps we can be of help. As a mitzvah project to raise tzedakah funds, we have twelve scripts and scores for your Purim use. With Purim lyrics and a script that closely mirror the original text of the megillah, you may choose from the following (song listings for each spiel are available here):
Beauty and the Beast Purim
Billy Joel Purim
Fiddler on the Roof Purim
Hunchback of Notre Dame Purim
Les Miserables Purim
Lion King Purim
Mary Poppins Purim
Peter Pan Purim
Wizard of Oz Purim
We will provide you with a script, piano-vocal score, and mp3 recordings of the songs, all designed to wow your congregation with JUST TWO REHEARSALS (no memorizing is required, and cast members work with the recordings to learn their music). No long production schedule is needed; invite your participants to make their own costumes, find a few volunteers to design a backdrop or projection slide, and you’re on your way!
It’s important to understand that this Purimspiel does not tell the Purim story through the prism of the film or performer whose music you are using. The music and costumes are almost separate from the megillah itself, because the narration and song lyrics strive to be faithful to the original biblical text. The music and theme serve only as a creative hook on which to hang (so to speak) the original story of Purim. Your community will enjoy listening (and singing along!) to the new words of old (and not-so-old) songs.
All we ask are two things: 1) that each congregation make a tzedakah donation of $250 to The Jonah Maccabee Foundation; and, 2) that you have a great time with your presentation.
Click on the links above to hear samples of music and read samples of the script for each show and then, if you like, to place your order. Check out what songs we use in each show here.
If you’d like to place an order, you may do so right here online, which will give you instant access to downloading all Purimspiel materials for your show.
If you’d like to pay by check, save the form below to your computer desktop, complete the needed information (you can either type right into the displayed file and print your completed form, or print it first and hand-write the information). Mail us the form and your $250 check (payable to “The Jonah Maccabee Foundation”) to the address on the form.
If you have questions, feel free to contact us. Thanks for considering a Dreskin Purimspiel. And hag Purim sameakh!
- Click here to open the order form on your computer.
- Be sure to save it before you fill in the blanks!
- Complete the needed information by typing right into the displayed file.
- Mail the order form along with your $250 check payable to “The Jonah Maccabee Foundation” to:
Ellen and Billy Dreskin
The Jonah Maccabee Foundation
25 Oak Street
Ardsley, NY 10502