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The Sound of Musicals: Show Tunes Quiz
by Staff
There's nothing like a show tune to burrow into your brain and keep you humming along, but have you ever stopped to thing about the stories behind them? Take our quiz to learn more about the history, lyrics and people of Broadway's best-known songs.

What "Les Miserables" song did Susan Boyle use to wow the world in 2009?

  • "One Day More"
  • "I Dreamed a Dream"
  • "On My Own"

What character in "Les Miserables" sings "I Dreamed a Dream"?

  • Eponine
  • Cosette
  • Fantine

What musical featured "Send in the Clowns"?

  • "A Little Night Music"
  • "My Fair Lady"
  • "Funny Girl"

Who sang "Don't Rain on My Parade" when "Funny Girl" premiere on Broadway?

  • Liza Minnelli
  • Judy Garland
  • Barbra Streisand

Where's the coolest place to visit if you're from Oklahoma?

  • Kansas City, Missouri
  • Chicago
  • New York City

What character sings the title song in "Cabaret"?

  • Clifford
  • Sally
  • Fritzie

What musical features the song "If I Were a Rich Man"?

  • "Carousel"
  • "Fiddler on the Roof"
  • "The Music Man"

What musical has "All That Jazz" as its opening number?

  • "Follies"
  • "The Music Man"
  • "Chicago"

What number was sang to perfection on Broadway by Andrea McArdle in 1976?

  • "If I Loved You"
  • "Defying Gravity"
  • "Tomorrow"

Who crafted the unforgettable songs in "The Phantom of the Opera"?

  • Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • Rodgers and Hammerstein
  • Mel Brooks

How many trombones led the big parade?

  • 26
  • 76
  • 106

What musical features the tune "Broadway Baby"?

  • "Carousel"
  • "Cabaret"
  • "Follies"

Which character sings "Home" in "The Wiz"?

  • Glinda
  • Tin Man
  • Dorothy

In which musical is it important to "solve a problem like Maria"?

  • "West Side Story"
  • "The Sound of Music"
  • "Fiddler on the Roof"

Who sings "Defying Gravity" in "Wicked"?

  • Glinda
  • Dorothy
  • Elphaba

What musical is known for the song "Memory"?

  • "The Sound of Music"
  • "Cats"
  • "The King and I"

What year did "Cats" premiere?

  • 1981
  • 1986
  • 1991

What musical opens with "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'"?

  • "My Fair Lady"
  • "Damn Yankees"
  • "Oklahoma!"

What song was a major hit for Louis Armstrong in 1964?

  • "Hello, Dolly!"
  • "Cabaret"
  • "76 Trombones"

What is simply a note to follow "so"?

  • ti
  • la
  • do

Who sings "Those Were the Good Old Days" in "Damn Yankees"?

  • Meg
  • Rocky
  • Applegate

In which musical do Billy and Julie fall in love to "If I Loved You"?

  • "Carousel"
  • "Cabaret"
  • "Chicago"

Who is getting to know the wives and children of the king of Siam in "The King and I"?

  • Anna
  • Abby
  • Alice

Which musical features the tune "Some Enchanted Evening"?

  • "My Fair Lady"
  • "The Sound of Music"
  • "South Pacific"

What year did "Chess" premiere?

  • 1986
  • 1991
  • 1996

Which of these is NOT one of Julie Andrews' favorite things?

  • bright copper kettles
  • crisp fall leaves
  • cream-colored ponies

What musical features the song "Food, Glorious Food"?

  • "Annie"
  • "Oliver!"
  • "Les Miserables"

Who could have danced all night in "My Fair Lady"?

  • Mrs. Higgins
  • Mrs. Pearce
  • Eliza Doolittle

What musical features the song "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair"?

  • "Grease"
  • "South Pacific"
  • "Hairspray"

What is an edelweiss?

  • flower
  • fruit
  • animal