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Starlight Express

A child’s train set magically comes to life and the various engines compete to become the “Fastest – engine in the World”!

  • Full Length Musical
  • Rock Musical, Backing Tracks

  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences
  • Set Requirements: STARLIGHT EXPRESS takes place at the World Championship Railroad Race as imagined by a young boy. A large amount of space is required to meet the demands of roller skating performers.
  • Orchestra Size: 8

  • Performance Group:
  • Community Theatre

  • Accolades:
  • Best Original Score, Best Choreography, Winner! 4 Drama Desk Awards, Best Featured Actor, Outstanding Music, Winner! 7 Tony Awards, Winner! Outstanding Costume Design, Best Lightning Design, Winner: Best Costumes, 1984 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical
A child’s train set magically comes to life and the various engines compete to become the “Fastest – engine in the world!” The underdog, Rusty the Steam Train, has little chance until he is inspired by the legend of the “Starlight Express” and ultimately defeats his arch-rivals Greaseball and Electra before going on to win the hand of the lovely first class coach, Pearl.

This is the version of the show seen on tour in the UK which includes the new song "I Do" and the full Megamix. The classic moments of the show still remain such as U.N.C.O.U.P.L.E.D., Rolling Stock, Pumping Iron and AC/DC.  With an eclectic mix of styles, the new Definitive Starlight Express, truly is a show with something for everyone.

Andrew Lloyd Webber's STARLIGHT EXPRESS is the fastest and most dynamic musical you will ever experience, however you choose to perform it! The show has a rock / pop score with enormous appeal for teenagers.

Premiere Production: 1984 West End
  • Casting:
  • Casting Notes: Up to 90 roles.

  • RUSTY
    PEARL
    ELECTRA
    GREASEBALL
    POPPA
    DINAH
    DUVAY
    BUFFY
    HIP HOPPER #1, #2, #3
    CABOOSE
    DUSTIN
    FLAT TOP
    ENGINE #1, #2, #3, #4
    TRAX
    PURSE
    JOULE
    FOLTA
    WRENCH
    VOICE OF CONTROL
  • Name Price
    Rehearsal Material Shipped a minimum of 3 months before the last performance. This must be hired as a condition of the License to produce this show.

    20 Libretto/Vocal Scores
    2 Piano Vocal Scores

    $550.00 +$135.00/pm
    Orchestral Material Shipped a minimum of 1 month before the last performance. This is optional.

    *The Definitive Starlight Express requires click tracks and keyboard programming which are provided with the hire set.

    Full Scores Act 1 & Act 2
    Woodwind (Piccolo, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Flute)
    Trumpet
    Trombone
    Keyboard I (keyboard programming provided)
    Keyboard II (keyboard programming provided)
    Guitar (Electric, Acoustic)
    Bass
    Drums

    Backing Track Option
    The track can work for both performance and as a rehearsal tool. It will correspond exactly with the 8 piece orchestral materials except for the Races (which now have a slightly different routine).

    $350.00 +$135.00/pm
    Pre-Production Pack Shipped upon receipt of a signed License Agreement and full payment of all invoices. This is optional.

    1 Libretto/Vocal Score
    1 Piano Vocal Score

    $75.00
    Perusal Material Shipped immediately. This is optional. Order Now

    1 Libretto/Vocal Score
    1 Piano Vocal Score

    $24.00