Tantrum on the Tracks

by Judy Freed and Marianne Kallen

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About the Play

Musical for Young Audiences. Book by Judy Freed, music and lyrics by Marianne Kallen. 45 minutes. 2 males, 2 females, 1 gender-flexible role. Suitable for high school and older performers, audiences of all ages. 

First produced by Theatre Building Chicago and Chernin Center for the Arts.

From left: Derrick Trumbly (Burlington), Sarah Weis (Zephyr), Noah Durham (Dash) and Amanda Grace Marcheschi (Starlight). Theatre Building Chicago (Chicago, IL; photo by Paul Grigonis).

Synopsis

It's a special day for two young train cars: their very first day with the big train. Dash is so excited he can barely stand still. But Starlight wishes she were at home with her mom. Can Engine keep the train together and on track? Or will a sudden temper tantrum derail everyone's plans? This interactive musical was developed with input from early childhood education experts and artistic staff at the Chernin Center for the Arts and Theatre Building Chicago.

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Synopsis

It's a special day for two young train cars: their very first day with the big train. Dash is so excited he can barely stand still. But Starlight wishes she were at home with her mom. Can Engine keep the train together and on track? Or will a sudden temper tantrum derail everyone's plans? This interactive musical was developed with input from early childhood education experts and artistic staff at the Chernin Center for the Arts and Theatre Building Chicago.

Music Files

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