We all remember that the children of Israel danced around the Golden Calf while Moses was on the Sinai to receive the Ten Commandments. What we probably forgot is the cruel punishment of the reckless dancers. A furious Moses told his faithful Levites to "go back and forth through the camp from one end to the other, each killing his brother and friend and neighbor". The Levites did as commanded and slaughtered 3000 fellow Israelites in one go, women and children included. Only one of the culprits was spared, ironically the ringleader of the calf-worshipping. Yes, it was Aaron who happened to be the brother of Moses. As much as I tried to stick to the original story, you will not see that mass murder in my new musical. I'm sure that Moses killed those people to please God. After all he was educated at the Egyptian court. I, however, have a problem imagining God as a tyrannic and bloodthirsty Pharao.