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Original or Not?

Created by at34712

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Original or Not game quiz
"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!"

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1. OK, let's try this one. What was "Les Miserables" based on?
    A movie
    A book
    A play
    It was completely original


2. What was the basis for the musical "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels"?
    A movie
    A book
    A play
    It's original


3. What was "Wicked" taken from?
    It really happened!
    A movie
    A book
    A play


4. OK let's switch it up. Was "The Full Monty" based on a book?
    Yes
    No


5. Was the musical "Assassins" based on real events, or a book?
    Answer: (Real events or book! Come on, 50% chance)


6. What was the musical "Gypsy" based on?
    What do you mean?! That was an original musical!
    A movie
    A memoir
    A play


7. What was "Rent" based on? Any true fan of the show SHOULD know this!
    An opera
    A play
    A book
    That was original!


8. OK, let's see...

Tell me what "Urinetown the Musical" is based on.
    A play
    What do you mean!? That was an original musical!
    A book
    A movie


9. 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


10. 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


11. The musical "Nine" was based on a movie by what film director?
    Roberto Rossellini
    Jean Cocteau
    Federico Fellini
    Bernardo Bertolucci


12. "The Phantom of the Opera" was based on which of the following?
    A movie
    A book
    A play
    It was original!


13. "Little Shop of Horrors" was taken from...?
    A non-musical movie
    A musical movie
    A book
    It was original


14. What was the basis of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "Oklahoma!"?
    None
    A book
    A play
    A movie


15. Let's try this one: What was the origin of the musical "Evita"?
    It was original!
    A movie
    Real events
    A book


16. True or False: "A Chorus Line" is based on actual events.
    True
    False


17. The idea for the 2001 off-Broadway musical "Bat Boy" came from a 1992 article in what magazine?
    Answer: (Three Words)


18. The musical "Aida" was based on an opera of the same title, which was composed by which of the following choices?
    Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky
    Richard Strauss
    Giuseppe Verdi
    Amilcare Ponchielli


19. The musical "Hairspray" was based on...?
    A movie
    Real events
    A book
    That was original, you idiot!


20. 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


21. Which Shakespeare play was the basis for "West Side Story"?
    Hamlet
    King Lear
    Othello
    Romeo and Juliet


22. OK, was the musical "City of Angels" based on a movie?
    Yes
    No


23. "42nd Street" is original. True or False?
    True
    False


24. "The Producers" was based on a movie by what famous director?
    Answer: (Full Name or Surname)


25. 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