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I have never seen the musical :( , but I will in November :P .It has for the first time come to Sweden.I am so exited :D .What is the musical about? :?


Sat May 26, 2007 4:48 am
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Starlight Express is a love story, with races, cheating, and an underdog. It's told with the characters being anthropromorphic train engines, cars, or coaches.

Try these sites:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starlight_express
Wiki it! Hehehe... You can still get a good wad of info though.

http://www.bellesdomain.co.uk/
Ah... Belle's site. I love this site! If you want a picture of a certain StEx character, this is the place. Probably the largest StEx photogallery on the web. (and it has a cool StEx comic by RollerBoy)

http://www.angelfire.com/musicals/dyana ... Index.html
Show Novelizations. Each version of the show, written out like a novel. Useful.

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Sat May 26, 2007 12:45 pm
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Thanks for the plug, Vice!

In the simplest version, Starlight Express is a small child's dream. She is playing with her toy trains just before going to bed, and in her dream her trains come to life and race to be the Champion of the world. The little engine wins in the end, and also wins the heart of the girl he adores!

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Belle wrote:
Thanks for the plug, Vice!

In the simplest version, Starlight Express is a small child's dream. She is playing with her toy trains just before going to bed, and in her dream her trains come to life and race to be the Champion of the world. The little engine wins in the end, and also wins the heart of the girl he adores!

Control's a girl now?

BTW, Belle. I'm on your forum. I'm Lady Tantomile.

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Sun May 27, 2007 9:49 am
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No... actually both the UK tour and the Bochum productions now have the disembodied voice of Control recorded by young girls.

The london production had Control recorded by an adult woman, Tara Wilkinson, who was in the "new" London cast as Wrench.

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It's not always a girl's voice though, is it?

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let me think...

Original London was voiced by a woman in the cast, as was "new" london. Bochum had twin boys record it, until the re-recorded in the past few years. The most recent US tour had Control recorded by Brendan Danner (sp?) who's posted online a fair bit about the show. The UK tour is recorded by the daughter of Peter Hagen, who was one of the MDs of the London production.

Broadway, 1st US tour, Vegas and Japan I don't know for sure. I'm almost certain that Japan had an adult woman voice Control - but then I also heard that the Japan tour had Control speaking in Japanese, narrating the action as the cast sang in English.

I don't think the gender of Control has ever been specified, that I can think of? In the English-language productions at least.

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Belle wrote:
I don't think the gender of Control has ever been specified, that I can think of? In the English-language productions at least.

Mybe we could tell by looking at the gender modifiers in Expreso Astral? (If there are any....)

But I personally like Control being a girl... :roll:

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hey take a look at

http://www.starlightexpresstour.co.uk/abouttheshow.html

that should help you out :D

enjoy it im sure you will.

i started seeing the show from a young age in london and mums mates where all in it since then while it was in london victoria i went at least once a week untill the last week in london i went to every show and obvisly knew a lot of the cast over the years, so was lucky enough to spend time back stage too and skate with cast etc.

and ive seen the tour about 100 times and so far seen 5 shows in canterbury in kent and am goin again on weds. and im sure i will go as soon as i get more tickets :) i love it :D:D i took my magician boyfriend , well i say took him i dragged him along the other day as he hates things like that and didnt help he was sick to death the fact its all i ever talk about lol but he came out converted to a starlight fan lol now he wants to come with me to see it again lol.

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You saw every show while it was at London extremepa?!

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no when it was in london i went to at least one show a week some times more but the last week of it closing i went to every show. i used to hang out back stage some times too with family friends :) miss it now though :( lol

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