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Original or Not?
Origins of Musicals
"One day in my group chatroom, a post came up asking us to think of musicals that were COMPLETELY original, and were not based on a previous work. I thought that it could be a very good quiz, so here you are!"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
OK, let's try this one. What was "Les Miserables" based on?
It was completely original
What was the basis for the musical "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels"?
What was "Wicked" taken from?
It really happened!
OK let's switch it up. Was "The Full Monty" based on a book?
Was the musical "Assassins" based on real events, or a book?
(Real events or book! Come on, 50% chance)
What was the musical "Gypsy" based on?
What do you mean?! That was an original musical!
What was "Rent" based on? Any true fan of the show SHOULD know this!
That was original!
OK, let's see...
Tell me what "Urinetown the Musical" is based on.
What do you mean!? That was an original musical!
OK, try this! What KIND of book was the musical "Cats" taken from?
A fictional book
A non-fiction book
An historical book
A poetry book
Try this: What was the source of the musical "Sweeney Todd"?
A play based on a penny dreadful, possibly based on a legend
A comic book
A movie based on a poem, based on a legend
Nothing; it was original
The musical "Nine" was based on a movie by what film director?
"The Phantom of the Opera" was based on which of the following?
It was original!
"Little Shop of Horrors" was taken from...?
A non-musical movie
A musical movie
It was original
What was the basis of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "Oklahoma!"?
Let's try this one: What was the origin of the musical "Evita"?
It was original!
True or False: "A Chorus Line" is based on actual events.
The idea for the 2001 off-Broadway musical "Bat Boy" came from a 1992 article in what magazine?
The musical "Aida" was based on an opera of the same title, which was composed by which of the following choices?
Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky
The musical "Hairspray" was based on...?
That was original, you idiot!
The musical "Spamalot" was based on which Monty Python movie?
And Now for Something Completely Different
The Holy Grail
The Meaning of Life
The Life of Brian
Which Shakespeare play was the basis for "West Side Story"?
Romeo and Juliet
OK, was the musical "City of Angels" based on a movie?
"42nd Street" is original. True or False?
"The Producers" was based on a movie by what famous director?
(Full Name or Surname)
The musical "Annie" was taken from which of the following?
A comic strip
A newspaper article
A television show
That was completely original!
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Compiled Jun 28 12