Starlight Express: The Third Dimension toured the US from 1 April 2003 to 13 June 2004, opening roughly a year after the West End production closed.
The production was the first to feature new material written with American composer David Yazbek. As with the first US tour and Las Vegas productions, the race sequences were filmed, rather than performed live.
Andrew Lloyd Webber and David Yazbek collaborated on a new song, "A Whole Lotta Locomotion", and an updated Rap. Yazbek also rewrote other musical numbers and recitative passages, such as "Dinah's Disco". Many of these changes were eventually reverted to Lloyd Webber's original music.
The production marked the return-for-good of CB/Caboose, who had been cut from the London production in 1992, although he was resurrected in Las Vegas and has remained a fixture in Bochum since the production opened in 1988.
The tour retained the "showgirl" coaches' look from Las Vegas.
In this production, Control was never referred to by name. Instead of beginning his announcements with "This is Control!", as he had in previous productions, he said "Attention! Attention, everybody!".
|Biloxi, Mississippi||Grand Casino||1st - 27th April (previews)|
|Houston, Texas||Theatre Under The Stars||8th - 25th May|
|Atlanta, Georgia||Fox Theatre||9th - 22nd June|
|Chicago, Illinois||Palace Theatre||23rd June - 6th July|
|Green Bay, Wisconsin||Weidner Center||14th - 20th July|
|Minneapolis, Minnesota||Orpheum||21st - 27th July|
|Kansas City, Missouri||Starlight Theatre||28th July - 3rd August|
|Dallas, Texas||Music Hall||4th - 17th August|
|Orlando, Florida||1st - 7th September|
|Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||Academy||8th - 14th September|
|Grand Rapids, Mississippi||DeVos Hall||22nd - 28th September|
|Birmingham, Alabama||JCPAC||29th September - 5th October|
|Memphis, Tennessee||Orpheum||6th - 12th October|
|Norfolk, Virginia||Chrysler||13th - 19th October|
|Charlotte, North Carolina||Blumenthal||20th - 26th October|
|Tampa, Florida||27th October - 2nd November|
|St Louis, Missouri||Fox||3rd - 16th November|
|East Lansing, Mississippi||Wharton||17th - 23rd November|
|Syracuse, New York State||24th - 30th November|
|Buffalo, New York State||1st - 7th December|
|Cleveland, Ohio||Palace Theatre||8th - 21st December|
|Costa Mesa, California||22nd December - 4th January 2004|
|Tempe, Arizona||5th - 11th January|
|Tucson, Arizona||12th - 18th January|
|Las Vegas, Nevada||Aladdin||19th - 25th January|
|Los Angeles, California||Pantages||26th January - 8th February|
|San Jose, California||CPA||8th - 21st March|
|San Diego, California||Civic Theatre||1st - 7th March|
|Sacramento, California||Civic||8th - 21st March|
|Portland, Oregon||22nd - 28th March|
|Seattle, Washington||Paramount||29th March - 4th April|
|Omaha, NE||5th - 11th April|
|Boston, Massachusetts||Wang||26th April - 2nd May|
|Richmond, Virginia||Landmark||3rd - 9th May|
|Providence, Rhode Island||Providence PAC||17th - 23rd May|
|Hartford, Connecticut||Bushnell||7th - 13th June|
Tour Dates Reference 
Cast List 
Fansite - The Midnight Train X-ing
- ↑ http://www.beeptwo.com/pearls/mainframe.html
- ↑ Skating the Starlight Express, Michal Fraley. Chapter: "Finding Poppa"
- ↑ http://www.angelfire.com/musicals/dyanarosejill/starlight/ustour/Tour_Main.html