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Musicals Trivia Quiz

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A trivia quiz all about musicals. Definitely one for the musical theatre fans.

Whether you’ve had front row seats to Broadway’s biggest hits or simply hum along to show tunes in the shower, this quiz is your chance to prove your mettle as a true musical maestro.

From timeless classics to modern masterpieces, we’ll journey through iconic scenes, beloved characters, and unforgettable songs.

So, step into the limelight, find your mark, and let’s see if you can hit all the right notes. Curtain up and let the show begin!

Here are 20 multiple choice questions in the musicals quiz. Scroll to the bottom for the answers.

Musicals Trivia Quiz – 20 Questions

1. Which musical tells the story of a young woman who moves to New York City to follow her dreams?
a) Cats
b) Annie
c) Thoroughly Modern Millie
d) Rent

2. What is the name of the character in “Wicked” who becomes the Wicked Witch of the West?
a) Glinda
b) Nessarose
c) Morrible
d) Elphaba

3. Which musical is set in the French Revolution?
a) Les Misérables
b) Hamilton
c) The Phantom of the Opera
d) Mamma Mia!

4. “The Room Where It Happens” is a song from which musical?
a) Chicago
b) Hamilton
c) West Side Story
d) Hairspray

5. Which of these musicals was NOT written by Andrew Lloyd Webber?
a) Evita
b) Jesus Christ Superstar
c) Cats
d) Dear Evan Hansen

6. Which musical features a masked man who lives beneath the Paris Opera House?
a) Les Misérables
b) Miss Saigon
c) The Phantom of the Opera
d) The Lion King

7. Which musical is a dramatisation of the formation of 60s rock’n’roll group ‘The Four Seasons’?
a) Jersey Boys
b) Guys and Dolls
c) Cabaret
d) 42nd Street

8. In “The Sound of Music”, how many von Trapp children are there?
a) Five
b) Six
c) Seven
d) Eight

9. Which musical is set in Baltimore and addresses issues of segregation?
a) Rent
b) Hairspray
c) A Chorus Line
d) Oklahoma!

10. In which musical would you hear the song “Memory”?
a) The Cats
b) The Phantom of the Opera
c) The Lion King
d) Chicago

11. Which musical tells the story of an Argentine political leader?
a) Cabaret
b) Miss Saigon
c) Evita
d) West Side Story

12. Which song is from “West Side Story”?
a) “On My Own”
b) “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina”
c) “Tomorrow”
d) “Somewhere”

13. “All That Jazz” is a song from which musical?
a) Chicago
b) A Chorus Line
c) Cats
d) Grease

14. Who wrote the musical “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”?
a) Leonard Bernstein
b) Andrew Lloyd Webber
c) Lin-Manuel Miranda
d) Stephen Sondheim

15. Which musical revolves around the students of Rydell High School?
a) Grease
b) Hamilton
c) Fiddler on the Roof
d) Les Misérables

16. Which musical features a helicopter landing on stage?
a) Miss Saigon
b) Wicked
c) Hamilton
d) The Book of Mormon

17. “Circle of Life” is a song from which musical?
a) Mamma Mia!
b) The Lion King
c) Evita
d) Cats

18. Which musical is a retelling of the play ‘Pygmalion’?
a) Hairspray
b) Fiddler on the Roof
c) Grease
d) My Fair Lady

19. Which musical takes place on a Greek island and features the songs of ABBA?
a) Dear Evan Hansen
b) Hamilton
c) Mamma Mia!
d) Wicked

20. ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’ is from which musical?
a) West Side Story
b) The Wizard of Oz
c) The Phantom of the Opera
d) Matilda

Musicals Trivia Quiz – 20 Answers

1. Which musical tells the story of a young woman who moves to New York City to follow her dreams?
c) Thoroughly Modern Millie

2. What is the name of the character in “Wicked” who becomes the Wicked Witch of the West?
d) Elphaba

3. Which musical is set in the French Revolution?
a) Les Misérables

4. “The Room Where It Happens” is a song from which musical?
b) Hamilton

5. Which of these musicals was NOT written by Andrew Lloyd Webber?
d) Dear Evan Hansen

6. Which musical features a masked man who lives beneath the Paris Opera House?
c) The Phantom of the Opera

7. Which musical is a dramatisation of the formation of 60s rock’n’roll group ‘The Four Seasons’?
a) Jersey Boys

8. In “The Sound of Music”, how many von Trapp children are there?
c) Seven

9. Which musical is set in Baltimore and addresses issues of segregation?
b) Hairspray

10. In which musical would you hear the song “Memory”?
a) The Cats

11. Which musical tells the story of an Argentine political leader?
c) Evita

12. Which song is from “West Side Story”?
d) Somewhere

13. “All That Jazz” is a song from which musical?
a) Chicago

14. Who wrote the musical “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”?
d) Stephen Sondheim

15. Which musical revolves around the students of Rydell High School?
a) Grease

16. Which musical features a helicopter landing on stage?
a) Miss Saigon

17. “Circle of Life” is a song from which musical?
b) The Lion King

18. Which musical is a retelling of the play ‘Pygmalion’?
d) My Fair Lady

19. Which musical takes place on a Greek island and features the songs of ABBA?
c) Mamma Mia!

20. ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’ is from which musical?
b) The Wizard of Oz

 

Bravo! Whether you breezed through each note or encountered a few unexpected interludes, we hope this theatrical trivia journey brought back memories of favourite tunes and inspired newfound appreciation for the wonders of the musical world.

Remember, every musical tells a story, and today, you’ve added another chapter to your own story of exploration and knowledge.

Thank you for being a part of our audience. Until next time, keep the melodies alive in your heart and never miss a chance to dance through life’s grand stage. Curtain call and encore applause for you!

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