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Introduced in the London revamp in 1992, the Megamix recaps all the biggest songs from the show in an extended finale.  The exact contents depends on the production, but "Light at the End of the Tunnel " is used as a repeated theme between segments.

Context Edit

Before the introduction of the Megamix, the show finished with an instrumental playing various melodies from the show, during which all the cast would skate round, waving to the audience and hand-clapping, and taking a final bow. Then the full cast would re-assemble onstage for a final sung line of "At the end of the tunnel there's a light - Starlight!".

The Megamix expanded on this concept of a finale, reprising all the major melodies from the show while the characters from that scene take an extended bow, while other characters fill the set and dance and interact with the audience.

Given the way the show has had melodies recycled so often, and new material imported from one production to another, led to an odd situation with the "He Whistled At Me" / "Engine of Love" melody. In the 2002 German production, the melody was Rusty's introduction, yet in the Megamix it was Pearl's solo, since the Megamix was originally composed for the 1992 London production, in which Pearl sang "He'll Whistle at Me" (ballad version). But at that point, the melody was specifically used for Rusty in the German show.

Bows Edit

The German production combines the Megamix with a more traditional theatrical curtain call, which was not done in the London production. There is a set hierarchy as to who bows when, from the least roles to the largest, which has changed over time as roles have been rewritten and decreased in size. In order:

  1. Trax: They do a flip up the bowl, before returning to the centre front and bowing.
  1. National Engines (l-to-r: Bobo, Hashamoto, Espresso, Ruhrgold, Turnov): They stand in the middle and bow, showing their muscle.
  1. Components (l-to-r: Wrench, Krupp, Joule, Volta, Purse): They stand in the middle, bow and give a quick pose.
  1. Hoppers 2, 1, 3: They stand in the middle and bow, as well as doing some "cool" hand-movements.
  1. Freight (l-to-r: Flat-Top, Red Caboose, Dustin): They stand in the middle, Caboose first "asks" Flat-Top, then Dustin, to bow, before doing so himself or saluting.
  1. Coaches (l-to-r: Ashley, Dinah, Buffy): They stand in the middle, Dinah first "asks" Ashley, then Buffy to bow, before doing a curtsy and blowing a kiss to the audience.
  1. Electra: He comes to the middle and does a pirouette and "recharging" or bowing.
  1. Greaseball: He comes to the middle backwards, breaking, then turning around to face the audience and bowing or posing.
  1. Poppa: He stands in the middle and waves and bows.
  1. Rusty and Pearl: They stand in the middle, Rusty gives the spotlight to Pearl, who bows or does a curtsy, before returning the favour.

Gallery Edit

Skate Round Edit

Music Edit

1992 London Running Order Edit

  • Light At the End of the Tunnel
  • Rolling Stock - Nationals
  • Light at the End of the Tunnel
  • Lotta Locomotion - Coaches
  • He'll Whistle/Nobody Can Do It Like a Dream Train - Pearl
  • Freight - Freight
  • AC/DC - Components
  • Pumping Iron - Greaseball and Girls
  • Light at the End of the Tunnel
  • Right Place, Right Time - Rockies
  • The Rap (Rockies solo) - Rockies
  • One Rock'n'Roll Too Many - Greaseball, Electra
  • Light at the End of the Tunnel - (Poppa scat)
  • Crazy - Rusty
  • Light at the End of the Tunnel - skate round/ Company Bow

2003 Bochum Edit

  • Light at the End of the Tunnel
  • Rolling Stock
  • Lotta Locomotion
  • Engine of Love/Keine kann es besser als die dampflok
  • Freight
  • Light at the End of the Tunnel
  • AC/DC
  • Pumping Iron
  • Light at the End of the Tunnel
  • The Rap (Rockies Solo)
  • Right Place, Right Time
  • One Rock'n'Roll Too Many
  • Light at the End of the Tunnel (Poppa Scat)
  • Crazy
  • Light at the End of the Tunnel

2013 Bochum Edit

  • Light at the End of the Tunnel
  • Rolling Stock
  • Whole Lotta
  • Engine of Love/Keine Kann es besser als die Dampflok
  • Freight
  • Light at the End of the Tunnel
  • AC/DC
  • Pumping Iron
  • Light at the End of the Tunnel
  • Right Place, Right Time
  • The Rap (Hoppers)
  • One Rock'n'Roll Too Many
  • Light at the End of the Tunnel (Poppa Scat)
  • Crazy
  • Fur Immer
  • Light at the End of the Tunnel

Video Edit

Starlight Express - Medley 201304:38

Starlight Express - Medley 2013

2013 Megamix - Bochum

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