Dreskin Purimspiels

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):

Aladdin Purim
Annie Purim
Beatles Purim
Beauty and the Beast Purim
Billy Joel Purim
Fiddler on the Roof Purim
NEW!  Hairspray Purim  NEW!
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 Woodlands Community Temple; and, 2) that you have a great time with your presentation.

Click on the links below to hear samples of the music and read samples of the script from each show. You may check out what songs we use in each show here. Then, if you’d like to order a show, save the order form (at the bottom of this screen) to your computer, complete the needed information (you can type right into the displayed file or hand-write the information) and send it, with your $250 check payable to Woodlands Community Temple, to the address provided. If you have questions, feel free to contact one of us. Thanks for considering a Dreskin Purimspiel. And hag Purim sameakh!

Billy Dreskin (rabbibillydreskin@gmail.com)
Ellen Dreskin (ellendreskin@gmail.com)

LISTEN TO SOME OF OUR MUSIC

Aladdin Purim

Annie Purim

Beatles Purim

Beauty and the Beast Purim

Billy Joel Purim

Fiddler on the Roof Purim

Hunchback of Notre Dame Purim

Hairspray Purim

Les Miserables Purim

Lion King Purim

Mary Poppins Purim

Peter Pan Purim

Wizard of Oz Purim

READ A SAMPLE OF OUR SCRIPTS

Aladdin Purim
Annie Purim
Beatles Purim
Beauty and the Beast Purim
Billy Joel Purim
Fiddler on the Roof Purim
Hairspray Purim
Hunchback of Notre Dame Purim
Les Miserables Purim
Lion King Purim
Mary Poppins Purim
Peter Pan Purim
Wizard of Oz Purim

ORDER FORM

  • Click here to open the order form on your computer.
  • Complete the needed information by typing right into the displayed file.
  • Print and send the order form, along with your $250 check payable to Woodlands Community Temple, to:

Rabbi Billy Dreskin
Woodlands Community Temple
50 Worthington Road
White Plains, NY  10607-2307