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Les Dix Commandements
Cover of DVD release
MusicPascal Obispo
LyricsLionel Florence and Patrice Guirao
ProductionsElie Chouraqui, Dove Attia and Albert Cohen at Palais des Sports de Paris in 2000

Les Dix Commandements is a French-language musical comedy written by Élie Chouraqui and Pascal Obispo that premiered in Paris in October 2000.

In 2022, the musical premiered in the English language with an American adaptation written and directed by David Serero (starring as Moses) in New York. The U.S. Cast Album Recording's first single, "The Maximum Pain," is released.[1] For this production, David Serero was awarded for "Theatrical Excellence" by The Musical Theater Radio and was nominated for Best Director and Performer at the 2022 BroadwayWorld Awards[2][3]

The musical in two acts became the basis of similar musicals elsewhere, including Patrick Leonard's film The Ten Commandments: The Musical.

Cast

Principal actors
Comedian
Alternative actors
New casting

Technical staff

Songs

Act 1
  1. Introduction: Les prières du monde (Introduction: The Prayers of The World) (Moïse)
  2. Le massacre (The Slaughter) (Orchestre)
  3. Je laisse à l'abandon (I Let To Abandon) (Yokebed/Bithia)
  4. Il s'appellera Moïse (He Will Be Called Moses) (Bithia)
  5. Séthi et son Empire (Seti and His Empire) (Orchestre)
  6. Le dilemme (The Dilemma) (Nefertari/Moïse/Ramses)
  7. Désaccord (Disagreement)(Orchestre)
  8. À chacun son rêve (Every Man has a dream) (Moïse/Ramses)
  9. Le peuple Juif (The Jewish People) (Orchestre)
  10. La peine maximum (The Maximum Pain) (Joshua/Aaron)
  11. En cadence (Rhythmically) (Orchestre)
  12. Je n'avais jamais prié (I Had Never Prayed) (Joshua/Moïse)
  13. Le procès (The Trial) (Orchestra)
  14. Sans lui (Without Him) (Nefertari/Ramses)
  15. Oh Moïse (Oh Moses) (Yokebed/Aaron/Myriam/Bithia)
  16. La rencontre (The Encounter) (Orchestra)
  17. Il est celui que je voulais (He is The One I Wanted) (Sephora)
Act 2
  1. Celui qui va/Le Buisson Ardent (Whoever Goes/The Burning Bush) (Moïse)
  2. Mais tu t’en vas (But You leave) (Sephora/Nefertari/Myriam/Bithia/)
  3. C’est ma volonté (It's My Will) (Ramses/Myriam)
  4. Laisse mon peuple s’en aller (Let My People Go) (Yokebed/Moise/Hebrews)
  5. À chacun son glaive (Every Man Has His Sword) (Ramses/Moïse)
  6. Les dix plaies (The Ten Plagues) (Orchestra)
  7. L’inacceptable (The Unacceptable) (Nefertari)
  8. L.I.B.R.E. (Liberty) (Myriam/Hebrews)
  9. Devant la mer (Before The Sea) (Aaron)
  10. Mon frère (My Brother) (Ramses/Moïse)
  11. Une raison d’espérer (A Reason To Hope) (Sephora)
  12. Le veau d’or (The Golden Calf) (Orchestra)
  13. Les dix commandements (The Ten Commandments) (Moïse/Hebrews)
  14. L'envie d'aimer/Final (The Desire To Love) (Full Cast)

Discography

CD1
  1. Je Laisse à L'abandon
  2. Il S'appellera Moïse
  3. Le Dilemme
  4. À Chacun Son Rêve
  5. La Peine Maximum
  6. Je N'avais Jamais Prié
  7. Sans Lui
  8. Oh Moïse
  9. Il Est Celui Que Je Voulais
CD2
  1. Celui Qui Va
  2. Mais Tu T'en Vas
  3. C'est Ma Volonté
  4. Laisse Mon Peuple S'en Aller
  5. À Chacun Son Glaive
  6. L'inacceptable
  7. L.i.b.r.e.
  8. Devant La Mer
  9. Mon Frère
  10. Une Raison D'espérer
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[4]
  1. Je laisse à l'abandon
  2. Il s'appellera Moïse
  3. Le dilemme
  4. À chacun son rêve
  5. La peine maximum
  6. Oh Moïse
  7. Il est celui que je voulais
  8. Mais tu t'en vas
  9. Laisse mon peuple s'en aller
  10. L-I-B-R-E
  11. Devant La Mer
  12. Mon frère
  13. Les dix commandements
  14. L'envie d'aimer
Technical staff

References

  1. ^ "THE TEN COMMANDMENTS Musical Will Make US Premiere in May".
  2. ^ https://broadwaydnablog.substack.com/p/off-broadway-english-premiere-of
  3. ^ https://www.theatermania.com/shows/new-york-city-theater/off-broadway/the-ten-commandments-the-musical_367631
  4. ^ Birchmeier, Jason. "Les Dix Commandements". AllMusic.