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?
Macbeth
break a leg
go for it

2 of 18Pick your answer!

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

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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?
act
sing
work

5 of 18Pick your answer!

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

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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?
bona fide
ad libs
carpe diem

8 of 18Pick your answer!

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

16 of 18Pick your answer!

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

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

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!