Tantrum on the Tracks

by Judy Freed and Marianne Kallen

About the Play

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

Note about the score: A perusal copy of the score is included with the order of a Digital Perusal Script, but printed scripts only contain the book. A score that may be copied and used in performance comes with the order of a Production Copy License.

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

Qty Price Total
Digital Perusal Script $8.75 $0.00
Performance Royalties $50.00 $0.00
Production Copy License $41.00 $0.00
Classroom Copy License $75.00 $0.00
Bronze Package $60.00 $0.00
Fundraising Add-On $60.00 $0.00

Professional rights should be negotiated directly with YouthPLAYS at [email protected].


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

Click on the titles below to hear MP3 demo recordings. (Be aware that these are big files.)