Tantrum on the Tracks by Judy Freed and Marianne Kallen

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About The Play


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).

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

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


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Synopsis


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

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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When I'm In My Room

Stop, Look and Listen

I Want My Tankie!

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Did You Know?


In 2015, Velina Hasu Houston had a Fulbright Scholar award, which she carried out at Aoyama Gakuin Daigaku in Tokyo, Japan.