Sixth Grade Purim Shpiel: Happy Feet

Story adapted by Sarah Pachter
Scene 1
Narrator #1: This year's Purim Shpiel takes place in Antarctica. Where we find the characters of Happy Feet. King Ahashveros is Lovelace. Vashti is Norma Jean; Mordechai is Mumble.
Narrator #2: Esther is Gloria. Haman is Noah the Elder.
Narrator#3: King Lovelace Ahashveros is hosting a grand party. All the guests are dancing the hora and having a wonderful time.
Narrator #2: Let's all go now to Antarctica and join in the celebration.
Guard: Attention, attention. The King Lovelace Ahashveros has an important announcement to make. Please lend us your ears.
King: Soon my queen shall arrive and dance for all of my guests. (clap, clap)
Guard, send orders to the Queen that we await her presence.
(Guard goes to the queen)
Guard: Queen Vashti Jean, King Lovelace Ahashveros is ready for you to appear. You must come now.
Queen: I will not appear at his party, I will not dance the hora for his guests. Tell him no!
Queen's Lady: But your highness, you must obey King Lovelace Ahashveros' wishes!
Guard: But Queen Vashti Jean, the consequences!
Queen: You have my answer. Tell King Lovelace Ahashveros NO!
(Guard goes to the King)
Guard: King Lovelace Ahashveros, Queen Vashti Jean has told us she will not dance for you.
King: What??
Guard: Yes sire, she has refused to appear.
King: I am outraged! How dare she refuse my request? She will be dethroned for this act of disrespect. Guard, bring me Queen Vashti Jean!
(Guard exits and bring the Queen to see the King.)
Queen Lady: Sire, Queen Vashti Jean is here to see you.
King: Send her in.
Queen: Yes, Sire you wanted to see me.
King: You have embarrassed me in front of my guests--for this you will be banished from this town forever.
I Will Not Stay
To the tune of "Walk Away" Kelly Clarkson
Sung by Vashti, cast, and JCNs
Townsperson #1: Did you hear that the King Lovelace Ahashveros FIRED Queen Vashti Jean.
Townsperson #2: Whatever will he do without a queen?
King: Let it be known the queen's throne of Antarctica is now open. I will hold a contest to find the perfect wife to sit by my side.
Townsperson #1: Did you hear that? I've got a friend that's perfect. I've got to hurry up and call to tell her.
Townsperson #2: I've got the daughter of my mother cousin's brother's neighbor from around the block who I think would be perfect.
Townsperson #1: Enough of this.
Townsperson #2: Let's get going.
Narrator #3: The towns-penguins quickly busy themselves to prepare for King Lovelace Ahashveros' search for the next queen.