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Quiz about Food Musically
Quiz about Food Musically

Food, Musically Trivia Quiz


Here are a collection of musical theatre production numbers with references, of one sort or another, to food. Enjoy!

A multiple-choice quiz by mlcmlc. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
mlcmlc
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
349,955
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
1054
Last 3 plays: Guest 99 (7/10), Guest 71 (7/10), Guest 31 (8/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. In the opening scene of "Oliver", what is the name of the song the orphans sing as they are dreaming of better fare while being fed only gruel?

"Hot sausage and mustard!
While we're in the mood --
Cold jelly and custard!
Pease pudding and saveloys!
What next is the question?
Rich gentlemen have it, boys --
In-di-gestion!"
Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. What is the title of the sweet tasting number from "The Act" that opens with the following lines?

"There's a lady living somewhere
Where it is, I do not know
But I long to write and tell her
That I love her so

I believe I might do mayhem
Yes I might destroy myself
If I ever found her missing
From my grocer's shelf"
Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. In the second act of "Company", at a party for a friend's birthday, what song does Joanne belt out in anger at the other women customers?

"And here's to the girls who play wife--
Aren't they too much?
Keeping house but clutching
A copy of "LIFE",
Just to keep in touch.
The ones who follow the rules,
And meet themselves at the schools,
Too busy to know that they're fools.
Aren't they a gem?
I'll drink to them!
Let's all drink to them!"
Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Irving Berlin's 1933 musical review called "As Thousands Cheer" brought to the stage song vignettes created from newspaper headlines. Which lament did Ethel Waters sing for us after her man was lynched?

"I should set the table
'Cause it's supper time
Somehow I'm not able
'Cause that man o'mine
Ain't comin' home no more"
Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. The Shogun in "Pacific Overtures" must decide what to do while Commodore Perry awaits an answer. What does the Shogun's mother sing as she takes matters into her own hands?

"To begin, if I may, my Lord,
I've no wish to remind you
But you'll notice just behind you
There are ships in the bay,
They've been sitting there all day
With a letter to convey
And they haven't gone away
And there's every indication
That they're planning to stay, my Lord ..."
Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. What does the "Working" factory laborer sing as a remembrance and a lament?

"I'm waiting for a day dream
To take me through the morning
And put me in my coffee break
Where I can have a sandwich and remember"
Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Simba and Nala, innocents in "The Lion King", are in trouble now! They've been found at the elephant graveyard. Which of these songs is sung to them?

Shenzi: "Now wasn't it her mom who ate your dad?"
Banzai and Shenzi: "And having parents eaten makes us mad"
Banzai: "We're gonna settle up the score a tad"
Banzai and Shenzi: "We've never had a snack of such renown
Chow down!
Chow down!"
Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. During "Honk", Cat seems to be constantly chasing Ugly. What is sung as Cat begins preparing a meal with Ugly as the main course?

"You can play with your food before you eat it
You can chivvy your chow before you chew
You can play with your food you can't beat it
So ducky let me play with you!"
Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. After many mixups caused by two sets of twin brothers in "The Boys from Syracuse", which tune do Adriana, Luce and Luciana sing?

"Sing for your supper,
And you'll get breakfast.
Songbirds always eat
If their song is sweet to hear.
Sing for your luncheon,
And you'll get dinner."
Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. During one fabulous song and dance number from "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang", what number does Caractacus perform as he tries to capture the attention of the owner of the Scrumptious Sweet Company?

"Don't waste your pucker on some all day sucker
And don't try a toffee or cream
If you seek perfection in sugar confection
Well there's something new on the scene
A mouth full of cheer
A sweet without peer
A musical morsel supreme!"
Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. In the opening scene of "Oliver", what is the name of the song the orphans sing as they are dreaming of better fare while being fed only gruel? "Hot sausage and mustard! While we're in the mood -- Cold jelly and custard! Pease pudding and saveloys! What next is the question? Rich gentlemen have it, boys -- In-di-gestion!"

Answer: Food, Glorious Food

The musical "Oliver" is based on the Charles Dickens novel "Oliver Twist". It opened in London in 1960 with music and lyrics by Lionel Bart. A movie based on this musical and the original book was released in 1968.

According to the website "Oliver the Musical": "In 'Food Glorious Food' the boys dream of cold jelly and custard but in foreign translations of productions, some of the local delicacies boys dream of are; a fresh fish (Finland), goulash soup and chestnut puree (Hungary), huge cakes and pork chops (Poland), meat pudding (Sweden), porkham (Japan)."
2. What is the title of the sweet tasting number from "The Act" that opens with the following lines? "There's a lady living somewhere Where it is, I do not know But I long to write and tell her That I love her so I believe I might do mayhem Yes I might destroy myself If I ever found her missing From my grocer's shelf"

Answer: Sara Lee

I found this gem of a song on the cast recording for "And The World Goes 'Round" (1992), a Kander and Ebb production. That recording credits the song to "The Act" (1977), but the soundtrack for "The Act" does not include the number.

The first production that John Kander and Fred Ebb produced was "Flora the Red Menace" in 1965. They also created the music and lyrics for many other shows, though perhaps they are best known for "Cabaret" and "Chicago", both of which were stage productions and films.
3. In the second act of "Company", at a party for a friend's birthday, what song does Joanne belt out in anger at the other women customers? "And here's to the girls who play wife-- Aren't they too much? Keeping house but clutching A copy of "LIFE", Just to keep in touch. The ones who follow the rules, And meet themselves at the schools, Too busy to know that they're fools. Aren't they a gem? I'll drink to them! Let's all drink to them!"

Answer: The Ladies Who Lunch

In this song, the character Joanne, originally played by Elaine Stritch, is mocking the women who lead useless lives, of one sort or the other.

"Company" was a musical created from many small vignettes with both music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. The musical centers around birthday celebrations and remembrances of Bobby, the unmarried friend of several couples. The couples try to convince Bobby to marry, but he's wary as he observes them fighting, marrying, divorcing, etc.
4. Irving Berlin's 1933 musical review called "As Thousands Cheer" brought to the stage song vignettes created from newspaper headlines. Which lament did Ethel Waters sing for us after her man was lynched? "I should set the table 'Cause it's supper time Somehow I'm not able 'Cause that man o'mine Ain't comin' home no more"

Answer: Supper Time

The musical "As Thousands Cheer" was a review created by Moss Hart and Irving Berlin. Ethel Waters performed both "Heat Wave" and "Supper Time" for this production. According to several sources, this was the first time an African-American had top billing for a Broadway show. The show also included "Easter Parade" and "Harlem on My Mind".
5. The Shogun in "Pacific Overtures" must decide what to do while Commodore Perry awaits an answer. What does the Shogun's mother sing as she takes matters into her own hands? "To begin, if I may, my Lord, I've no wish to remind you But you'll notice just behind you There are ships in the bay, They've been sitting there all day With a letter to convey And they haven't gone away And there's every indication That they're planning to stay, my Lord ..."

Answer: Chrysanthemum Tea

The Shogun's mother is impatient when he doesn't respond, and proceeds to poison him with the tea.

Stephen Sondheim's "Pacific Overtures" tells a story of the western invasion of Japan, and some of the consequences. The show is not as popular as many of Sondheim's shows, but several sources say that "Someone in a Tree" remains his favorite song.

This show is staged with some Kabuki and Bunraku elements, and is often played by an all male cast (female characters also played by male cast).
6. What does the "Working" factory laborer sing as a remembrance and a lament? "I'm waiting for a day dream To take me through the morning And put me in my coffee break Where I can have a sandwich and remember"

Answer: Millwork

The musical "Working" was based on a book by Studs Terkel, "Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do" published in 1974. The book details interviews with folk from all across America to understand how they feel about their jobs.

The show contains scenes from various workers including a truck driver, paper boy, migrant worker, housewife, and waitress to mention just a few. The music for the show was created by many diverse folk, and "Millwork" was written by James Taylor.
7. Simba and Nala, innocents in "The Lion King", are in trouble now! They've been found at the elephant graveyard. Which of these songs is sung to them? Shenzi: "Now wasn't it her mom who ate your dad?" Banzai and Shenzi: "And having parents eaten makes us mad" Banzai: "We're gonna settle up the score a tad" Banzai and Shenzi: "We've never had a snack of such renown Chow down! Chow down!"

Answer: Chow Down

"The Lion King" appeared first as a Disney animated feature film in 1994. This song was added when the show was produced for live theatre, with a 1997 opening on Broadway. The music was created by Elton John with lyrics by Tim Rice.

This song is performed in the elephant graveyard where the hyenas Shenzi, Banzai and Ed are gloating about their plan to eat Simba and Nala. Fortunately, the young lions are rescued by Mufasa.
8. During "Honk", Cat seems to be constantly chasing Ugly. What is sung as Cat begins preparing a meal with Ugly as the main course? "You can play with your food before you eat it You can chivvy your chow before you chew You can play with your food you can't beat it So ducky let me play with you!"

Answer: Play with Your Food

"Honk" was based on the Hans Christian Anderson tale of "The Ugly Duckling". Music and lyrics were created by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. It opened at The Watermill Theatre in Newbury, England in 1993, with the title of "The Ugly Duckling or the Aesthetically Challenged Farmyard Fowl". Since its first production an edited version, "Honk, Jr.", was published for child-aged actors.
9. After many mixups caused by two sets of twin brothers in "The Boys from Syracuse", which tune do Adriana, Luce and Luciana sing? "Sing for your supper, And you'll get breakfast. Songbirds always eat If their song is sweet to hear. Sing for your luncheon, And you'll get dinner."

Answer: Sing for Your Supper

The 1939 musical "The Boys From Syracuse" was the first Broadway show to be created with Shakespeare as an inspiration. The book was written by George Abbot, music and lyrics created by Rodgers and Hart. It did fairly well with over 200 performances in the original run. Like "Sing for Your Supper", some of these songs such as "Falling in Love with Love" and "This Can't Be Love" have been produced by many other artists.
10. During one fabulous song and dance number from "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang", what number does Caractacus perform as he tries to capture the attention of the owner of the Scrumptious Sweet Company? "Don't waste your pucker on some all day sucker And don't try a toffee or cream If you seek perfection in sugar confection Well there's something new on the scene A mouth full of cheer A sweet without peer A musical morsel supreme!"

Answer: Toot Sweets

In the 1968 "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" movie, Dick van Dyke dances with carts, trays, and factory workers. The film was based on Ian Fleming's novel "Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang: The Magical Car".

The stage version was based on the film, not the original book. The stage show opened at the London Palladium on April 16, 2002, and set a record as the longest-running show at that theatre. In addition, the car was listed in the "Guinness Book of World Records" as the most expensive stage prop.
Source: Author mlcmlc

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