Think the dance-filled book musical is dead? Think again.

Tracks is a romantic musical play set in 2020 in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Through 23 songs and 13 dances, Tracks explores the friendships and love that unite the diverse, multicultural riders who board together each morning at the farthest station along Metro’s Purple Line, a light-rail train that will connect Prince George’s with neighboring Montgomery County. 

Tracks examines the spiritual awakening of Duran Longshaw, a reluctant new rider who learns that he’d rather connect with others than commute alone. But before Duran can win the heart of Helina, the station’s flower woman, he must “cross the tracks” and extend his love to the homeless who dwell among her.

Running time will be about 2 hours 18 minutes plus an intermission. The songs and dances reflect the diverse ethnicities of their characters.

The book, lyrics, and song arrangements are completed, as are 12 of the orchestrations. But the creators are seeking funds to complete the final 11 orchestrations, compose the overtures and incidental music, and record a cast album.

Tracks is set at a small outdoor train station, like this commuter-train station in Barnesville, Maryland.