Buffy the Buffet Car, smart and sassy, hot and cheap and quick. The most glaring contextual nonsensities in the show have appeared at this point in the plot, including Don Black's "Back then was when we touched the Starlight". Debbie Wake Ensemble. The melody becomes more significant as a victory theme in Act Two. at this point lost his name and was henceforth known only as "Red Caboose," and rather than racing simply for the accolade "Champion Engine of the World", the trains raced for a prize, the "Silver Dollar" (a trophy in the form of a giant American Silver Dollar coin.). One Rock & Roll Too Many – Greaseball, C.B. As the passion in the song built, she stood and skated around. ich gehe mit dir durch die Nacht, komm' wieder, eh' der Tag erwacht! The "Entry of National Engines" was moved to the beginning of the show, in the place of the overture. Greaseball, the macho diesel locomotive and reigning champion. Dinah the Dining Car, sweet, southern and lovable Dining car. Performer. We first hear the "Starlight Express" melody during the overture, as the lullaby sung by Control's mother, and sung by Poppa (and Belle) to try to encourage Rusty to step up and race. Bobo, Espresso and Weltshaft were cut and replaced with Carioca, a Brazilian train, and Pibe, an Argentinian train. 33 Notes. Rather than winning a heat each, as in the 5-race structure, Greaseball and Electra come first and second in the first heat, securing places in the final for each of them. Joule, Volta and Wrench now joined "Pumping Iron" in their places. He knocks her to the floor and leaves her there, despite her pleas and apologies. Posted on Sunday, November 9 2014. Meanwhile, Pearl, injured and alone far from the finish line, realises how she has been blind to her own love for the little Steam Train who would do anything for her. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. They tell him to shut it. Starlight Express, CD/CBS 462585 (1988 Bochum cast) 5. Only You was, in turn, replaced by "Next Time You Fall in Love", a new song written as part of the 1992 London production revamp, then used in following productions. In 1985, Italian singer-dancer Raffaella Carrà released a video of herself performing a medley from Starlight Express. Starlight Express, MCA 5972-1 (Peter Hewlett) [reissued as CD/MCA MCAD 5972] 3. Duvay The Sleeper Car, is introduced as a new female companion car, replacing Ashley The Smoking Car. The medley included "Rolling Stock", "He Whistled at Me", "I Am the Starlight", "Only He", "Baby Iron", "There's Me", "Light at the End of the Tunnel". Rather than being crashed intentionally, Electra and Greaseball crash accidentally at the end of the race. As Control falls asleep, still murmuring his instructions, the Overture gently picks up. After all, he has already raced once and been disqualified – but on the other hand, Poppa has the right to name his successor. "Only You" is essentially Pearl's solo "Only He", as opposed to the reprise version in the original, re-arranged as a duet between Pearl and Rusty, with the most demanding octave leap passages removed. The backing dancers and singer were all dressed as characters from the show, though none were on rollerskates except the actor playing Rusty. The Coaches question Rusty's ability to race – he isn't fast enough, he isn't strong enough. The song has been rewritten in many languages, but has always kept the same title, apart from when the production opened in Mexico, when both the show and the song were renamed Expreso Astral. First Appeared: Rusty exits, leaving the Coaches to introduce themselves with the song "A Lotta Locomotion". Greaseball apologises to Dinah, and, forgetting her anger, she follows Rusty's lead, and instantly takes him back. During the show's high-speed races, the bridge lifted and tilted to connect the various levels of the set. His pride beyond wounded, Electra staggers back onto stage, having somehow separated himself from Greaseball and C.B.- minus his wig – and rages about the unfairness of his losing. Sweet, shy and sensitive about his weight. Rusty asks her to race with him, and she accepts. After the race, Caboose stole the Silver Dollar. Only He (Has The Power to Move Me) – Pearl, (Rusty), Light at the End of the Tunnel – The Company, Engine of Love – Rusty, Pearl, Dinah, Buffy, Ashley (Act I), Crazy – Rusty, Pearl, Ashley, Dinah and Buffy (Act I), Next Time You Fall In Love – Pearl, Rusty (Act II; unless "Only You" is sung), Check It Out, Can You Believe This? The show then finished with the cast skating round the theatre, greeting the audience, to an orchestral reprise of "Light At The End of the Tunnel". The Starlight Express Introduction was performed on Broadway and in London by Poppa and Belle. Each character has their own set of moves called "tick-overs" which they run through when otherwise idle. The number uses the first verse and chorus tunes from the London Production, and is used for the moment when Rusty first hears of the Starlight Express. Eddie Kemp Ensemble. Together with the coaches, they all sing "Pumping Iron", another tribute to diesel's, and Greaseball's, greatness. Only He actually cares for her, the other engines left her to die. With more than 200 stand-up performances around the country each year, he is a show-business institution who has made millions laugh. Charlotte Avery Ensemble. The first US Tour, a down-scaled production directly descended from Broadway, ran in the U.S. and Canada from November 1989 – 12 April 1991. Audio - Starlight Express Boyband version. Lyrics By: When the train arrives, it is headed by Rusty with the rest of the cast in tow. Starlight Express [Original Cast Recording] by Andrew Lloyd Webber - CD (1988) for $10.78 from OLDIES.com Vocals - Order by Phone 1-800-336-4627 Find album credit information for Starlight Express [Original Australian Cast] - Original Australian Cast on AllMusic ... Bobby Collins: Vocals : Phillip Edwards: Conductor : 1 / 5. Electra sends a messenger to woo Pearl by proxy, inviting her to race with him. They kept the start-gate/"bridge" from the U.S tour. to race with him instead. "C.B." In 2007 the Rap was altered again, adding the beginning of the UK Tour version, and pyrotechnical effects can be seen when Electra enters and Greaseball skates at high speed. Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, in association with Bill Kenwright Productions, presented the Hong Kong premiere of the show which commenced on October 4, 2013 and scheduled to run until 27 October (extended to 4 November) at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts Lyric Theatre. Rocky 4 only featured in the late 1980s, on Broadway, in Germany and on the Japan/Australia tour.
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