Quiz: How Well Do You Know Broadway Slang?

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How well do you know these commonly-used theatre words?

Quiz on musical theatre words and phrases. Quiz for musical theatre geeks. Musical slang. Theatre slang.

 May 11, 2016
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When two actors are in a "showmance," that means they are:
Singing a love song together
In a relationship that usually only goes until the end of the show.
Taking the scene to a romantic setting
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An "off-off broadway" means the show is:
Very experimental, very new, usually in small or informal venues
Productions that take place overseas
A revival of "Showboat"
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When someone is on “standby” that means:
Cast who stand in the back of the theater and watch the show
To study a role so they can replace the regular performer when required
"Cheap" tickets at a show
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Who is a "Belter"?
An actor that forgets their lines
Someone that can sing really loud and forceful
Someone that has really bad burps
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Define: Callback
The second audition after the preliminary one
The call you get from friends/family after losing an audition
When someone makes an annoucement on stage
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A "jazz square" is:
3 meals each day that performers are required to eat
A type of hand motion
A dance step that is essentially stepping in a box
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What type of show is a "revival"?
Re-doing the dance number later in the musical
When a show brings back an character from the dead
When an old show is produced on Broadway again
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Define: showstopper
A really great actor
A GIANT song and dance
A forgotten line
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"Character shoes" are what type of shoes?
A type of shoe often worn by actors while performing or auditioning
Shoes that are only for actors who have performed off-Broadway for 5+ years
The metaphorical journey of an actor
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What does "Blackout" mean?
A way to describe the cast at the wrap party
No one in the audience
Zero stage lighting
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What is a "triple threat"?
Someone that can sing, dance, AND act well
A Broadway show rivalry
A song that has three melodies playing at once
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Define: Reprise
The female lead
An intricate set change in the musical
A repetition of a song sung earlier in a musical
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