The Book of Esther

HEART Academy

Youth Theater Project Presents

“The Book of Esther”

An Original Musical Based on the Book of Esther in the Bible

Written by W. Henry Gainey

Revisions by Amber Gainey Meade

  • March 22, Thursday, 6:00 pm
  • March 24, Saturday, 12:00 pm
  • March 24, Saturday, 4:30 pm
  • March 25, Sunday, 3:00 pm


Calvary Church San Jose at 1175 Hillsdale Avenue, San Jose. Parking behind the church. Come ½ hour early to get good seats.


Tickets are $13 each Non-refundable payable to HEART Academy.  Our contract limits us to 150-175 audience members so be sure to purchase as early as possible and let us know if you can no longer use your tickets.

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Questions: Crissi Allen, 408-712-4646 (slow by phone, fast by email)

About the play:

This is 2.5 hour show including intermission.  The Biblical Book of Esther tells the story of how a wicked man, Haman, tried to destroy all the Jews in ancient Persia. However, his plot was foiled by the heroism of the Jewish Queen Esther and Haman suffered the fate intended for his victims. This Musical Play seeks to be as accurate to the Biblical text as possible.

The first performances were at Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa, California and were sponsored by Pastor Chuck Smith. Pastor Henry Gainey and his daughter, Amber Gainey Meade, who co-wrote the play.

Production Staff:  Producers Jere & Crissi Allen, Production Manager Monica Song, Artistic Director Rhonda Perry, Choreographer Sandi Gonzalez, Vocal Director Megan Erps, Co-Vocal Director Audrie Haynes,

Managers:  Set Designer Rhonda & Brian Perry, Tech Director Jere Allen, Costumes Rachel Ku & Donna Graham, House Manager Kelly Ortega, Set Manager Judy Mok, Props Karen Munshi, Lead Supervisors Michelle Cardoza and Bernie Ashby, Program Helen Prince, Promotions Anne Teagarden, Prayer Sue Tania Olsen

Your Cast:  Hunter Ashby, Alex Boch, Rylie Burgett, Annah Liyah Cardoza, Suzanne Chang, Audrey, Blake, Kate, Tyler Erps, Ethan & Lucas Garcia, Aaron, Adriannah, Alaynah Gonzalez, Hannah Graham, Claire Haynes, Grace Herbst, Jaxon & Kayleigh Hopkins, Justin & Peter Ku, Daniel & Micah McClure, Luke & Samantha Mills, Abby & Micah Mok, Ellie &Hannah Munshi, Kathryn & Matthew Olsen, Elijah Ortega, Elizabeth & Sean Perry, Kali Porter, Hannah Prince, Arianna & JD Schreiber, Emma & Mia Schuler, Joya Shahin, Maia, Maggie, Miguel, Mikaela Song, Josiah Teagarden, Gracie Trevisan


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