Music by David Ohrenstein    Book and Lyrics Sharon Lesley

Elizaveta leads the way. Robby May, Sharon Lesley. Ellie Pattison
Elizaveta leads the way.
Robby May, Sharon Lesley. Ellie Pattison

This musical presents the Cleopatra, Elizaveta, Golda stories in condensed 30 minute segments with two women and one man.  The “her”stories are tied together with the Shakespearean quote “Some are born great (Cleopatra), some achieve greatness (Golda) and some have greatness thrust upon them” (Elizabeth).

I am Zion.  Some think of me as a plot of land but I am more than any land an be. Robby May as Zion
I am Zion. Some think of me as a plot of land but I am more than any land an be.
Robby May as Zion

Three Queens had its premiere in upstate New York 2009 and was performed in Sarasota in 2011 with an orchestra of 6.

Poster for New York Production
Poster for New York Production

CAST:

Woman 1 – Cleopatra, Elizaveta, Golda

Woman 2 – Charmian, Marva, Sheyna and Lou Kaddar

Man – Octavian, Alexei, Zion, Morris, and Moshe Dayan

Do you know of love? Cleopatra to Octavian
Do you know of love?
Cleopatra to Octavian
Cleopatra reading her suicide note to Charmian
Cleopatra reading her suicide note to Charmian
Preparing to be reborn, Cleopatra and Charmian put on gold.
Preparing to be reborn, Cleopatra and Charmian put on gold.
Let us drink to our treasured traditions. Alexei, Elizaveta, Marva Robby May; Sharon Lesley; Ellie Pattison
Let us drink to our treasured traditions.
Alexei, Elizaveta, Marva
Robby May; Sharon Lesley; Ellie Pattison
I vow to God that if I am successful tonight... Alexei with Elizaveta
I vow to God that if I am successful tonight…
Alexei with Elizaveta

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