From 'Cabaret' to 'Grease': Musicals of the 1970s Quiz
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
an arranged marriage
Who directed the 1972 film version of "Cabaret"?
Where is "Cabaret" set?
Who played Don Quixote in the 1972 film "Man of La Mancha"?
What still-popular throwback musical premiered in 1971?
"Bye Bye Birdie"
Who was NOT involved in the original Broadway run of "Grease"?
When did the film version of "Grease" debut?
What 1976 musical film is actually a remake of films made in 1937 and 1954?
"The Singing Nun"
"A Star Is Born"
"Jesus Christ Superstar" debuted on Broadway in 1970. Who wrote the music for it?
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?
The film version of "Hair" came out in 1979. What acclaimed director helmed the film?
The 1977 film adaptation of "A Little Night Music" featured the music and lyrics of what famous composer?
What glamorous star got to sing "Send in the Clowns" in the film?
What retelling of a classic story made its film debut in 1978?
"Once Upon a Mattress"
"Beauty and the Beast"
When did "The Wiz" first come to Broadway?
What friendly children's figure had his feature him debut in 1977?
Winnie the Pooh
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
Let's move to Broadway. What '70s smash musical was adapted from a 1926 play based on real people and events?
"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?
What other huge musical made its Broadway debut in 1975?
"A Chorus Line"
What other big prize did "A Chorus Line" receive in 1976?
the Peabody Award
the Pulitzer Prize
What kid-friendly musical opened on Broadway in 1977?
"The Little Mermaid"
"Ain't Misbehavin'" opened on Broadway in 1978. Who wrote the song the musical revue is named for?
Jelly Roll Morton
Fill in the blank: The 1978 Broadway musical that earned six Tony nominations was "The Best Little ____ in Texas"?
Place of Worship
Who was the subject of the 1979 Tony Award for best musical?
the Three Musketeers
Bob Fosse was busy in the '70s. What other Broadway hit did he direct and choreograph in 1972?
What '70s musical involves the character of Jesus introducing intermission?
"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?