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book, music & lyrics by ETHAN ANDERSEN
inspired by Rootabaga Stories by CARL SANDBURG
Join Gimme the Ax as he reads and travels aboard the Rootabaga Express, a train that hoots, clangs, and pfisty-pfoosts all the way to the fantastical Rootabaga Country where boys shrink to bugs, rusty rats are heroes, and the moon dances with shoes at night. Take your own trip to Rootabaga Country in this exciting and vibrant new musical and celebrate the joy of imagination!
Rootabaga Express! premiered at Flat Rock Playhouse in 2016
and is produced and performed every summer at
the Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site.
Photos by Treadshots
Rootabaga Express! - "At Home" Recording
was recorded safely under quarantine during the summer of 2020
Lisa K. Bryant, Preston Dyar, Emily Fink, Maddie Franke, Jared Goldsmith, Ben Hope, Katie Barton Hope, Alfred Jackson, Charlie Johnson, Amy Jones, Guy Lemonnier, Dennis Maulden, Marcy McGuigan, Bill Muñoz, Ryah Nixon, Erin Rubico, Natalie Storrs, and Scott Treadway
Evan Bertram, Anthony Bruno, Julian Burzynski, Blair Ely, Nathan Fister, Kalonjee Gallimore, Iliana Garcia, Louis Hansen, Carli Hardon, Candice Hatakeyama, Jake Kantor, Renée La Schiazza, Danny Martin, Grace McLaughlin, Resa Mishina, Cassidy Mitchell, Jack Murphy, Lindsay Patton, Molly Penny, BB Stone, Christine Wanda, and Brian Wittenberg.
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