Do I know enough about musical theatre??

These are BASICS that everyone auditioning for an MT course should know.

The answers are at the bottom.

copyright Test: Jennifer Reischel


1. Which of these shows was written by Sondheim?

a) Godspell
b) West Side Story
c) Do Re Mi

2. Which musical incorporates the song "You gotta have a gimmick"?

a) Funny Girl
b) Gypsy
c) Applause

3. Which character sings the song "This nearly was mine" and in which show?

a) Judd in Oklahoma
b) Philipps de Bec in South Pacific
c) Joe in Sunset Boulevard


4. Which decade was Showboat written in?

a) 1910's
b) 1920's
c) 1930's


5. Which of these directed Mary Poppins in the West End recently?

a) Richard Eyre
b) Trevor Nunn
c) Susan Strohman


6. Which of these musicals is Bob Fosse famous for choreographing?

a) Cats
b) Chicago
c) Fame


7. Which show do the songs "I won't send roses", "Movies were movies" and "Time heals everything" belong to?

a) Lady be good
b) Mack and Mabel
c) My favourite year

8. Which of these songs did Jason Robert Brown write?

a) Look at me
b) You don't know this man
c) Electricity


9. Who wrote Oliver?

a) Julian Slade
b) Sandy Wilson
c) Lionel Bart


10. Which of these shows did Julie Andrews star in?

a) Victor/Victoria
b) Mame
c) The Music Man


11. Which of these shows starred Gene Kelly?

a) Pal Joey
b) Subways are for sleeping
c) No no Nanette


12. Which musical did Hugh Jackman most recently perform in?

a) Oklahoma
b) Beauty and the Beast
c) The Boy from Oz


13. What was Howard Keel best known for?

a) a rich tenor voice
b) a strong baritone voice
c) a deep bass voice


14. What was the first musical that Lloyd Webber ever wrote?

a) Cats
b) Joseph
c) By Jeeves


15. Who played Dolly Levi in the film version of Hello Dolly?

a) Carol Channing
b) Lucille Ball
c) Barbra Streisand


16. David Zippel wrote the lyrics to The Woman in White. What other show did he write for?

a) City of Angels
b) Chess
c) The Witches of Eastwick


17. Which musical won the Olivier award for best musical last year?

a) Hairspray
b) Parade
c) Sunday in the park with George


18. Which other writer did Richard Rodgers collaborate apart from Oscar Hammerstein?

a) Jule Styne
b) Lorenz Hart
c) Kurt Weill


19. Who was the first, original Maria von Trapp in The Sound of Music?

a) Julie Andrews
b) Mary Martin
c) Rachel York


20. What was Oklahoma originally called?

a) Oh what a beautiful morning
b) Green grow the lilacs
c) A southern affair


21. What musical is Stephen Schwartz known for?

a) Pippin
b) A funny thing happened on the way to the forum
c) Aida


22. Where is Maria Friedman originally from?

a) Switzerland
b) Germany
c) Austria


23. Which of these musicals did Catherine Zeta Jones understudy the lead in?

a) A chorus line
b) 42nd Street
c) Starlight Express


24. Which of these was written by Irving Berlin?

a) The King and I
b) Annie get your gun
c) Kiss me Kate


25. Which of these film musicals starred Judy Garland?

a) Irene
b) Lady be good
c) Me and My Girl



1b, 2b, 3b, 4b, 5a, 6b, 7b, 8b, 9c, 10a, 11a, 12c, 13b, 14c, 15c, 16a, 17a, 18b, 19b, 20b, 21a, 22a, 23b, 24b, 25c