Musicals 1 - Answers

Published: Saturday 24th April 2010
  1. Which George Bernard Shaw play was transformed into "My Fair Lady"? Pygmalion.
  2. Andrew Lloyd Webber collaborated with Ben Elton for "The Beautiful Game", where was it set? Northern Ireland(during the troubles).
  3. The musical "Les Miserables" is based on a book by which French author? Victor Hugo.
  4. Which famous musical is set in Berlin just prior to the last war? "Cabaret".
  5. From which musical does the song "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out Of My Hair" come? "South Pacific".
  6. Which song from "Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat", gave Jason Donovan a UK number 1 in 1991? "Any Dream Will Do".
  7. What was the last musical to be written by Rodgers and Hammerstein? "The Sound of Music".
  8. As at October 2014, what is the longest running musical in the West End? "Les Miserables".
  9. Who played the part of Che, in the original London production of "Evita"? David Essex.
  10. From which musical does the song "Old Man River" come? "Showboat".
  11. From which country was the King in "The King and I"? Siam.
  12. Who is known as "The first Lady of British Musical Theatre"? Elaine Paige.
  13. The musical "Starlight Express" was famously performed on roller-skates, but what other form of transport was the musical about? Trains (A child's train that comes to life in a dream).
  14. Which Bond was due to star in the opening of "Aspects of Love", but dropped out? Roger Moore.
  15. Which 1961 Hayley Mills film was made into a musical? "Whistle Down the Wind".
  16. Who was the lyricist of the Rodgers and Hammerstein partnership? Oscar Hammerstein II.
  17. From which musical does the Liverpool F C anthem, "You'll Never Walk Alone" come from? "Carousel".
  18. Which character who dies in the original Dickens novel survives in the musical "Oliver!"? Fagin.
  19. Which musical contains the song "Tell Me It's Not True"? "Blood Brothers".
  20. Which musical hailed the dawning of the age of Aquarius? "Hair".

One Comment

  1. Jean Mosley says:

    Am interested in anything relating to all musicals.

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