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Musicals Quiz

Questions I - Musicals

  1. "If I Were a Rich Man" is a show tune from which 1964 musical?
  2. Name the musical inspired by the life of Viv Nicholson, the Yorkshire housewife who in 1961 won the football pools?
  3. Who played the title role in the original London production of Jesus Christ Superstar?
  4. The Boys from Syracuse is a musical based on which William Shakespeare play?
  5. Whoe wrote both the music and lyrics for Blood Brothers?
  6. Which musical includes the songs "If I Loved You" and "You'll Never Walk Alone"?
  7. Name the musical with lyrics by Tim Rice, and music by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus of the pop group ABBA?
  8. Which musical comedy is adapted from the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail?
  9. Which British theatrical producer, knighted in 1996, is the producer of shows such as Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera and Cats?
  10. "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair" and "There Is Nothing Like a Dame" are two songs from which musical?
  11. The 1930 American romantic musical film Chasing Rainbows is most famous for which song?
  12. Which musical is based on George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion?
  13. Which musical is based on a 1995 Gregory Maguire novel which is an alternative telling of The Wizard of Oz?
  14. Which musical, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, was inspired by the farces of the ancient Roman playwright Plautus?
  15. The plot of the 1966 musical Cabaret is set in which city? And can you also name the seedy night club that is the focus for its nightlife?
  16. Which song from the musical Les Miserables is also the title of the jukebox musical based on Susan Boyle's life?


  1. Fiddler on the Roof
  2. Spend Spend Spend
  3. Paul Nicholas
  4. The Comedy of Errors
  5. Willy Russell
  6. Carousel
  7. Chess
  8. Spamalot
  9. Sir Cameron Mackintosh
  10. South Pacific
  11. Happy Days Are Here Again
  12. My Fair Lady
  13. Wicked
  14. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
  15. Berlin. Kit Kat Klub.
  16. I Dreamed a Dream

Questions II - Musicals

  1. Which musical tells the story of two drag queens and a transgender woman who are contracted to perform a drag show at Alice Springs?
  2. Which production is a musical version of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew?
  3. Which rock musical based loosely on the opera La Boheme tells the story of a group of poor young artists struggling to create a life in New York City's East Village?
  4. "We're a Couple of Swells" is a comedy duet song performed in which musical film?
  5. Which musical, based on the true story of Thomas John Barnardo who founded homes for destitute children, was the first collaboration between Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice?
  6. Which musical tells the story of Elle Woods, a sorority girl who enrolls at Harvard to win back her ex-boyfriend?
  7. "If My Friends Could See Me Now" is a song from which musical?
  8. Alexander Borodin's string quartets were adapted for which American musical about a poet who can talk his way out of trouble?
  9. Which musical, with music by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by Edward Kleban, was the longest-running production in Broadway until surpassed by Cats in 1997?
  10. Who was described by Andrew Lloyd Webber as "the father of the modern British musical"?
  11. Who composed the music and wrote the lyrics to the 1934 musical Anything Goes?
  12. When the Phantom of the Opera began in London's West End in September 1986 who starred in its title role?
  13. "There's No Business Like Show Business" is an Irving Berlin song written for which musical?
  14. Who composed the music for Billy Elliot the Musical?
  15. Which musical comedy is about two young missionaries who travel to Uganda to preach their religion?
  16. In 1989, Michael Ball reached number two in the UK singles chart with "Love Changes Everything", which is a song taken from which musical?
  17. In which rock musical, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrice by Richard Stilgoe, do the actors perform the entire show on roller skates?
  18. "Send In the Clowns" is a song written by Stephen Sondheim for which 1973 musical?
  19. The musical Funny Girl is a semi-biographical plot based on the life and career of which Broadway star?
  20. Which American musical, with music by Cy Coleman, combines elements of traditional musical theatre with the spectacle of the circus?


  1. Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
  2. Kiss Me, Kate
  3. Rent
  4. Easter Parade
  5. The Likes of Us
  6. Legally Blonde
  7. Sweet Charity
  8. Kismet
  9. A Chorus Line
  10. Lionel Bart (who was the creator of the 1960 acclaimed musical Oliver!)
  11. Cole Porter
  12. Micheal Crawford
  13. Annie Get Your Gun
  14. Elton John
  15. The Book of Mormon
  16. Aspects of Love
  17. Starlight Express
  18. A Little Night Music
  19. Fanny Brice
  20. Barnum