From 'Cabaret' to 'Grease': Musicals of the 1970s Quiz
by Staff
Wilkommen, bienvenue, welcome to the 1970s musical quiz in which we'll test your knowledge of stage and screen sing-alongs. From cartoons to (you guessed it!) "Cabaret," we guarantee you'll end this with a song stuck in your head.

What 1970 musical took its title from a matter of fact statement?

  • "I Love My Wife"
  • "I Hate My Job"
  • "I Feel Sad"

What was "I Love My Wife" about?

  • a terrible divorce
  • swapping spouses
  • an arranged marriage

Who directed the 1972 film version of "Cabaret"?

  • Joel Grey
  • Bob Fosse
  • Rob Reiner

Where is "Cabaret" set?

  • Paris
  • Munich
  • Berlin

Who played Don Quixote in the 1972 film "Man of La Mancha"?

  • Ben Kingsley
  • Peter O'Toole
  • Omar Sharif

What still-popular throwback musical premiered in 1971?

  • "Oklahoma!"
  • "Bye Bye Birdie"
  • "Grease"

Who was NOT involved in the original Broadway run of "Grease"?

  • Marilu Henner
  • Stockard Channing
  • John Travolta

When did the film version of "Grease" debut?

  • 1978
  • 1974
  • 1988

What 1976 musical film is actually a remake of films made in 1937 and 1954?

  • "The Singing Nun"
  • "Annie"
  • "A Star Is Born"

"Jesus Christ Superstar" debuted on Broadway in 1970. Who wrote the music for it?

  • Elton John
  • Claude-Michel Schonberg
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber

What event is "Jesus Christ Superstar" centered around?

  • Jesus' last week
  • Jesus healing the sick
  • Jesus becoming friends with Mary Magdalene

What was the (English) name of a French musical film that came out in 1970?

  • "Electric Monkey"
  • "Donkey Skin"
  • "Tiger Tears"

The film version of "Hair" came out in 1979. What acclaimed director helmed the film?

  • Milos Forman
  • George Lucas
  • Roman Polanski

The 1977 film adaptation of "A Little Night Music" featured the music and lyrics of what famous composer?

  • George Gershwin
  • Richard Rodgers
  • Stephen Sondheim

What glamorous star got to sing "Send in the Clowns" in the film?

  • Katharine Hepburn
  • Elizabeth Taylor
  • Lauren Bacall

What retelling of a classic story made its film debut in 1978?

  • "The Wiz"
  • "Once Upon a Mattress"
  • "Beauty and the Beast"

When did "The Wiz" first come to Broadway?

  • 1974
  • 1980
  • 1968

What friendly children's figure had his feature him debut in 1977?

  • Winnie the Pooh
  • Shrek
  • Donald Duck

Pooh isn't the only animal who made it onto the big screen in a splashy musical in the '70s. Who had their first feature film in 1979?

  • Lady and the Tramp
  • 101 Dalmatians
  • The Muppets

Let's move to Broadway. What '70s smash musical was adapted from a 1926 play based on real people and events?

  • "Chicago"
  • "Carousel"
  • "Meet Me in St. Louis"

What actor, who later established himself on a long-running television series, was nominated for a Tony for his "Chicago" performance?

  • Ron Howard
  • Jerry Orbach
  • Patrick Stewart

What other huge musical made its Broadway debut in 1975?

  • "Rent"
  • "Cats"
  • "A Chorus Line"

What other big prize did "A Chorus Line" receive in 1976?

  • the Peabody Award
  • the Pulitzer Prize
  • the Oscar

What kid-friendly musical opened on Broadway in 1977?

  • "The Little Mermaid"
  • "Annie"
  • "Cats"

"Ain't Misbehavin'" opened on Broadway in 1978. Who wrote the song the musical revue is named for?

  • Louis Armstrong
  • Fats Waller
  • Jelly Roll Morton

Fill in the blank: The 1978 Broadway musical that earned six Tony nominations was "The Best Little ____ in Texas"?

  • Whorehouse
  • Corner Store
  • Place of Worship

Who was the subject of the 1979 Tony Award for best musical?

  • the Three Musketeers
  • Snoopy
  • Eva Peron

Bob Fosse was busy in the '70s. What other Broadway hit did he direct and choreograph in 1972?

  • "Damn Yankees"
  • "Mary Poppins"
  • "Pippin"

What '70s musical involves the character of Jesus introducing intermission?

  • "Godspell"
  • "Jesus Christ Superstar"
  • "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"

Who played the desperate baker Mrs. Lovett in the original Broadway cast of "Sweeney Todd" in 1979?

  • Judi Dench
  • Angela Lansbury
  • Emma Thompson