Sight & Sound Theatres: Moses

DVD Release: March 9, 2016
Sight & Sound Theatres: Moses
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Synopsis

In staging “Moses,” Sight & Sound Theatres took on the challenge of telling one of the most epic stories in history — a production of immense scope. Be immersed in this vibrant, original musical that surges through landmark moments — the awe-inspiring burning bush, the plagues that batter Egypt, the raging Red Sea that parts on an overwhelming scale. Beyond the monumental episodes, beyond the biblical icon who held the words of God written on stone, discover the character depth on “Moses.” Experience the heart of this adventure, the journey of a broken man and the enslaved Israelite people who find their identity and freedom in God.

Dove Review

“Sight & Sound Theatres: Moses” is a biblical musical with fabulous costumes, terrific actors, and spectacular songs. This one features wonderful special effects, such as the burning bush, which God uses to speak to Moses; the parting of the Red Sea; a ship on stage; and the death angel, floating above the audience. This film tells the story of Moses from the time his mother places him in the basket to send him down the river to the time God gives Moses the Ten Commandments. Some creative license was necessary to present conversations that may have taken place. This film spans the entirety of Moses’s life, as well as the impact he made as he delivered the Hebrews from Egyptian bondage.

The parting of the Red Sea is magnificent, and many of the songs in the film draw applause. Some characters carry swords, and death is a part of the story, but it is not gratuitous. Therefore, we award “Moses” our “Faith-Friendly” Seal for all ages.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: A comment about scrubbing the "Hebrew filth" off a man; Stupid, lazy, dirty sheep (referring to people)-1; Idiot-1; You fools-1
Violence: A task master cracks his whip and threatens Hebrew workers; a man beats a Hebrew man, but the scene is not graphic; a man strikes an Egyptian and then kills him with a brick in the shadows; a man holds a knife on a man; the Hebrews place the blood of innocent lambs in and around door posts for protection from the death angel.
Drugs: The drinking of wine in a few scenes.
Nudity: A few scenes with men's bare chests, which are visible through their robes.
Other: Tension between characters; a man calls the biblical narratives "childhood bedtime stories"; various plagues, including the water turning into blood and boils afflicting Pharaoh; death and grief.

Info

Company: Sight & Sound Theatres
Genre: Musical
Runtime: 116 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Edwin L Carpenter