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. However, Pearl is also pursued by Greaseball, leading to a love triangle that adds tension to the impending race. Starlight Express is a tale of determination, love, and the pursuit of one’s dreams.
Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1984)
Cast Size: 25+
Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Alistair Lloyd Webber
Lyrics: Richard Stilgoe, David Yazbek, Nick Coler
Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝
Sheet Music: Amazon➝
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