Starlight Express: Musical Info & Synopsis


Synopsis:

Starlight Express revolves around a young and ambitious steam engine named Rusty, who dreams of winning the championship race against his competitors: the electric train, Electra, and the powerful diesel locomotive, Greaseball. As Rusty trains tirelessly with the help of his mentor, Poppa, he falls in love with Pearl, the beautiful observation car. Starlight Express is a tale of determination, love, and the pursuit of one’s dreams.


Musical Information

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1984)

Cast Size: 25+

Genre: Fantasy

Setting: Fictional


Creative Team

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Alistair Lloyd Webber

Lyrics: Richard Stilgoe, David Yazbek, Nick Coler


Cast Albums

Original London Cast (1984)➝

Studio Cast (1987)➝

Studio Cast (1993)➝


Resources

Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


Tags

1980s, Avant-Garde, British, CountryFantasyGospelMega MusicalPop/Rock, Rap, Sung-Through


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