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
Macbeth
break a leg
2 of 18Pick your answer!
Which Shakespearean play inspired West Side Story?
Hamlet
Othello
Romeo and Juliet
3 of 18Pick your answer!
What name is given to part of a stage which projects into the auditorium?
stage right
thrust stage
stage left
4 of 18Pick your answer!
The word "opera" in Italian means what?
act
work
sing
5 of 18Pick your answer!
What word is used to describe a theatre that is closed?
quiet
dark
light
6 of 18Pick your answer!
The new styles of musicals feature songs from past artists such as ABBA. These are called what?
pop musicals
rock musicals
jukebox musicals
7 of 18Pick your answer!
What phrase is used in theatre to describe lines improvised by an actor?
ad libs
bona fide
carpe diem
8 of 18Pick your answer!
What was the first musical by modern standards?
Fiddler on the Roof
Black Crook
Hairspray
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.?
audience's
actor's
11 of 18Pick your answer!
In which musical will you find the character 'Frenchie'?
Wicked
Miss Saigon
Grease
12 of 18Pick your answer!
In which musical will you find the characters Mickey, Linda, Edward and Mrs Johnstone?
Rent
Hair
Blood Brothers
13 of 18Pick your answer!
Which is the longest running musical in the world?
Les Miserables
Cats
Chicago
14 of 18Pick your answer!
In which Japanese city is Madame Butterfly set?
Nagasaki
Tokyo
Kyoto
15 of 18Pick your answer!
Which musical depicts the story of a group of hippies living a Bohemian life in New York City?
Hair
Wicked
Rocky Horror Show
16 of 18Pick your answer!
In which musical will you find 'Seymour' the flower shops assistant?
Chicago
Hairspray
Little Shop of Horrors
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?
Les Miserables
Sweet Charity
Annie
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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!