Starlight Express

A child’s train set magically comes to life in this Cinderella story following Rusty the Steam train.

Starlight Express


Keyboard 1
Keyboard 2


A child’s train set magically comes to life in this Cinderella story following Rusty the Steam train.


This licensed orchestration is an amalgamation of several professional productions but is mostly based on the 2004 UK Touring Production.

There are 2 keyboard books in this orchestration and is designed to be conducted from the Keyboard 1 chair.

Keyboard Descriptions Coming Soon (waiting for updated materials)


Music by: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by: Richard Stilgoe
Music orchestrated by: David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd Webber
Musical Director: David Caddick and Paul Bogaev
Featuring songs with lyrics by: Peter Reeves (“Engine of Love”)

Original 1987 Broadway Orchestra

Musical Supervisor: David Caddick
Conducted by: Paul Bogaev
Associate Conductor: David Caddick
Music Preparation: Chelsea Music Services, Inc.
**Original Musicians Info Not Available


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.” He ultimately defeats his archrivals Greaseball and Electra before going on to win the hand of the lovely first class coach, Pearl.

As with Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s catchy score features an eclectic mix of musical styles. The Definitive version of Starlight Express is now available to schools, colleges and universities. This is the incarnation of the show that you’ll have recently seen on tour in the U.K., which includes the new song “I Do” and the full “Megamix.” The classic moments of the musical still remain, including “U.N.C.O.U.P.L.E.D.,” “Rolling Stock,” “Pumping Iron” and “AC/DC.”


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Our keyboard patches require the industry standard MainStage 3® application available only in the Apple App Store. This is only available for Mac computers running MacOS. MainStage® is NOT available for Mac iOS devices such as the iPad. We apologize that our programming is not available for Windows users at this time.

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  • Each book selected requires a separate computer running MainStage 3®.
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