Musical Theater Trivia

Can you answer these questions from the world of musicals, both on stage and on film?
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Last updated: January 15, 2020
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Who wrote the music to "Phantom of the Opera" and "Jesus Christ Superstar"?
Andrew Lloyd Webber
What musical is based on the songs of ABBA?
Mamma Mia!
What high-flying musical was shut down in 2014 after numerous cast injuries?
Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark
What type of school did Frenchy drop out of, in "Grease"?
Beauty School
Who starred as Mary Poppins in the 1964 film?
Julie Andrews
What song from the movie "Frozen" won an Oscar for Best Original Song?
Let it Go
What musical was based on "Pygmalion"?
My Fair Lady
Who starred as Nathan Detroit in the film version of "Guys and Dolls"?
Frank Sinatra
What musical features the song "Defying Gravity"?
What musical orphan had a "hard knock life"?
What musical based on "Madame Butterfly" was set during the Vietnam War?
Miss Saigon
What hippie musical had a notorious nude scene?
Who starred as Sally Bowles in the movie version of "Cabaret"?
Liza Minnelli
Who dreamed the impossible dream?
Don Quixote
What songwriter partnered with both Hammerstein and Hart?
Richard Rodgers
What musical, set in Manhattan's East Village, is based on "La bohème"?
What you may see, some enchanted evening, across a crowded room?
A Stranger
Who played Dorothy in the film version of "The Wiz"?
Diana Ross
What is the musical adaptation of "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"?
What songwriter who wrote "Kiss Me, Kate" and "Anything Goes"?
Cole Porter
Level 55
Mar 22, 2015
I accept movie versions of musicals, but Frozen shouldn't be in a quiz called "Musical Theater". I mean, it's not a stage musical yet, right?
Level 52
Jun 14, 2016
Level 77
Nov 10, 2021
It is now! And of course, if we're not counting things that started as movie musicals, we should have Mary Poppins on here either.
Level 42
Mar 23, 2015
Maybe be a bit flexible on the spelling of Quixote...? I spelt it Quioxte by accident. I would have thought that would have been acceptable...?
Level 67
Mar 24, 2015
Isn't the composer's name spelled Rodgers?
Level 71
Jun 3, 2015
It sure is - fortunately "Rodgers" is accepted, but it should probably be corrected in how it appears as an answer!
Level ∞
Jan 15, 2020
Level 82
Jan 23, 2020
Didn't know there was a Don Quixote musical though I've heard that song before.
Level 75
Jan 23, 2020
It was called Man of La Mancha.
Level 73
Jan 25, 2020
"What songwriter ?who? wrote "Kiss Me, Kate" and "Anything Goes"?
Level 68
Jan 25, 2020
Accept Weber?
Level 81
Feb 17, 2020
'What may you see' rather than 'what you may see'
Level 64
Jul 2, 2020
M. Butterfly is also based on the same source material as Madame Butterfly is set, so could you allow this for an answer too, please?
Level 77
Nov 10, 2021
Is it also set during the Vietnam War?
Level 55
Oct 7, 2021
For #12, maybe could accept "Oh Calcutta!"?