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Music by Jason Marks

Book/Lyrics by Scott Wichmann

Originally commissioned by Virginia Rep, 2017

The Little Engine That Could - The Musical
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"Skilled & snappy...the nine musical numbers and witty repartee that fill out this new storyline give the show extra emotional dimension."  

- Tony Farrell, Richmond Times-Dispatch

"...Likeable songs with approachable lyrics and melodies derived from classic showtunes."

- Jerry Williams, Sifter

"...Toe-tapping musical and modern!"
- Richmond Family Magazine

One Act; Musical

3 men, 3 women, 2 children (Boy & Girl)

Themes: Children's literature, Family, Disabilities

Materials: Script, Vocal Score, Accompaniment Tracks

Run time: 55 Minutes

The Story: It's moving day for Grandpa, who happens to find his old train set in the attic while boxing up items.  Ginny, his granddaughter in a wheelchair, doesn't let anything slow her down, and he sets about to tell her and her brother, Teddy, the story of "The Little Engine That Could."  Delightful puppetry brings these whimsical characters to life, and a story of perseverance, family, and positive attitude makes this a heartwarming and wonderful musical.

Songs: "I Just Can't Keep Up With That Girl," "Box of Memories," "Over the Mountain, "The Best of Everything," "The Scoop," "The End of the Line." 

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