This rousing rock musical brings one of civilization's most iconic tales to life, portraying the Hebrew prophet Moses not just as the destined leader of his people, but as a young man torn between royal privilege and stark injustice. Freedom transcends the scriptural story of Moses by illuminating the experiences of those around him—from his mother’s heart-wrenching sacrifice to Pharaoh’s sinister ambitions—taking us on an emotional journey of love, loss, and liberation, making it a powerful and thought-provoking musical experience.
Research on Ancient Egypt and the Torah provides a general guideline for the development of the story.
I Have a Little Secret
Vocals - Leah Yorkston; Piano/drums – Chari Smith
What Kind of Name is Moses?
Vocals – Judy Porter and Kathryn Luke Taylor; Piano – Chari Smith
Take a Seat
Vocals - Cory Chestnut, Denni Edlund, Kevin Sanderson Doughty, Nancy Goering, Sandy Bacharach, Sarah Sanderson Doughty; Bass guitar - Spencer King; Piano - Chari Smith; Mixed/Edited - Josh Hegg
What Have I Done?
Vocals - Diego Solan; Piano – Chari Smith
Reading: PDX Playwrights
PDX Playwrights hosted a cold reading of act one on April 4, 2023. Photo credit: Max Smith