This upbeat, funny and tuneful telling of the story of Moses focuses on his teenage years.
Despite leading the normal life of a Pharaoh-in-waiting (i.e. diction lessons, slave management and going to all the palace balls), Moses knows that Pharoah's daughter is not his real mother. But it is only when he meets Miriam, a wacky, clairvoyant Hebrew slave, that he learns of his true identity. After killing the slave-driver Tinactin, Moses goes into hiding (taking the name Charlton Heston) but eventually returns to Egypt to lead the Jewish people to freedom.
Contemporary, off-the-wall humor and a dynamic score give this familiar story a refreshing new spin.