Leicester Bay Theatricals

“Performance Rights Licensing and Rehearsal Materials available for ESTHER, THE MUSICAL, by Lori Jacobs exclusively through Leicester Bay Theatricals.”

Directed by Len Robinson and Lisa Nowak, this lively spiel is the story of Esther’s bravery and how she saved her people from the evil Haman.Jewish theatre will not be doing this show a third time.


Lori Jacobs was born in Detroit with a passion for all things creative and the fervor to perform them. She began writing plays and songs as a child. Always involved in music, theater, and the arts, Lori began singing professionally while teaching elementary school. Following the 1972 Capitol Records’ release of Free, her first album of original songs, Lori toured the country as a wandering troubadour at colleges and coffee houses and sang in local venues in the Detroit area for twenty years, where she was also involved in community theater. In 1998, Lori moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she became active in community theater as an actor, playwright, and theater administrator. Her original children’s musical, “Little Red Riding Hood,” was produced in Grand Rapids in February 2004. Lori’s next project was “Esther, The Musical,” the story of the biblical heroine. Directed by Len Robinson, it was world premiered by Jewish Theater Grand Rapids in June 2006. It was nominated for a Grand Award for Best Musical of 2006. The production was so successful that Jewish Theatre Grand Rapids received a grant to present the show again in June 2009. In 2008, Lori received a Grand Award nomination for best actress for her portrayal of Golda Meier in “Golda’s Balcony,” and in 2016, she received a second Grand Award best actress nomination for her portrayal of Dr. Ruth Westheimer in “Becoming Dr. Ruth;” both were one-woman shows.


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Esther Pictures 2009 – Photos by Jan Lewis


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