Quiz: Only A Musical Theatre Major Will Ace This Ultimate Theatre Test

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It's time to test that musical theatre knowledge!

Take this fun and challenging musical theatre quiz to find out how much you really know about the theatre itself and its famous musicals.

 May 27, 2018

1 of 18Pick your answer!

What superstitious alternative is used in the theatre, to wishing someone good luck?
go for it
break a leg
Macbeth

2 of 18Pick your answer!

Which Shakespearean play inspired West Side Story?
Hamlet
Romeo and Juliet
Othello

3 of 18Pick your answer!

What name is given to part of a stage which projects into the auditorium?
stage left
stage right
thrust stage

4 of 18Pick your answer!

The word "opera" in Italian means what?
work
act
sing

5 of 18Pick your answer!

What word is used to describe a theatre that is closed?
quiet
light
dark

6 of 18Pick your answer!

The new styles of musicals feature songs from past artists such as ABBA. These are called what?
jukebox musicals
rock musicals
pop musicals

7 of 18Pick your answer!

What phrase is used in theatre to describe lines improvised by an actor?
carpe diem
ad libs
bona fide

8 of 18Pick your answer!

What was the first musical by modern standards?
Hairspray
Black Crook
Fiddler on the Roof

9 of 18Pick your answer!

In which town or city is Royal Shakespeare Company based?
London
Stratford Upon Avon
Edinburgh

10 of 18Pick your answer!

Is stage left the left of the stage as seen from the actor's or the audience's p.o.v.?
actor's
audience's

11 of 18Pick your answer!

In which musical will you find the character 'Frenchie'?
Miss Saigon
Wicked
Grease

12 of 18Pick your answer!

In which musical will you find the characters Mickey, Linda, Edward and Mrs Johnstone?
Hair
Rent
Blood Brothers

13 of 18Pick your answer!

Which is the longest running musical in the world?
Les Miserables
Chicago
Cats

14 of 18Pick your answer!

In which Japanese city is Madame Butterfly set?
Kyoto
Nagasaki
Tokyo

15 of 18Pick your answer!

Which musical depicts the story of a group of hippies living a Bohemian life in New York City?
Rocky Horror Show
Wicked
Hair

16 of 18Pick your answer!

In which musical will you find 'Seymour' the flower shops assistant?
Hairspray
Little Shop of Horrors
Chicago

17 of 18Pick your answer!

On a stage, what are the out of view areas on the sides of the acting area called?
wings
balconies
curtains

18 of 18Pick your answer!

Which musical does the song Big Spender come from?
Sweet Charity
Annie
Les Miserables
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Musical theatre has continued to fascinate people all over the world for many years. The most popular musicals to ever show on Broadway include "The Phantom of the Opera", "Cats", "Chicago", "The Lion King", "Les Miserables" "Oh! Calcutta!", "A Chorus Line", "Beauty and the Beast", "Mamma Mia!", "Rent", "Wicked", "Miss Saigon", "Jersey Boys", "Grease", "Fiddler on the Roof", "Life With Father", "Tobacco Road", "My Fair Lady", "Hairspray", "The Producers", "Cabaret", "Annie", "Men of La Mancha", "Abie's Irish Rose", "Smokey Joe's Café", "South Pacific", "The Magic Show", "Born Yesterday", "Mary Poppins", "Hairspray", "Evita", "Dreamgirls" and "Matilda". To pass this quiz, simply answer questions about some of these incredibly popular musicals, while also answering questions about the world of musical theatre in general, including protocols and rules to follow while on stage, the various parts of the theatre, and the different terminology for theatre practices. Some of the questions you'll come across in the quiz include "What name is given to part of a stage which projects into the auditorium?", "What superstitious alternative is used in the theatre, to wishing someone good luck?", "The new styles of musicals feature songs from past artists such as ABBA. These are called what?", "What phrase is used in theatre to describe lines improvised by an actor?", "In which town or city is Royal Shakespeare Company based?", "Is stage left the left of the stage as seen from the actor's or the audience's p.o.v.?" and "In which musical will you find the characters Mickey, Linda, Edward and Mrs Johnstone?". Take the quiz now!