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Musical Theatre Trivia

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what show is "doin what comes natur'lly, you can't get a man with a gun, there's no business like show business, anything you can do"
annie get your gun
What show was the music by goerges bizet with lyrics by oscar hammerstein II
carmen jones
what show is , "the heather on the hill, come to me, bend to me, waitin for my dearie, ill go home with bonnie jean, its almost like being in love, there, but for you go i"
brigadoon
Laurie's dream ballet
Oklahoma
what show is "broadway melody" from
singin in the rain
what show is the song bewitched from
Pal Joey
what is Bali H'ai from
south pacific
New York, New York, come up to my place, lonely town are from what show
On the town
whatever Lola wants, heart are from what show
damn yankees
the ballad of mack the knife and pirate jenny is from what show
threepenny opera
Oh what a beautiful mornin, people will say we're in love, the surrey with the fringe on top, I cain't say no, kansas city, all er nuthin' are from what show
Oklahoma
Where is teh life that late i led, I've come to wive it wealthily in padua, were thine that special face are from what show
kiss me, kate
I hate men, so in love, wunderbar, always true to you in my fashion are from what show
kiss me, kate
Im gonna wash that man right out of my hair, younger than springtime, wonderful guy, cockeyed optimist, this nearly was mine
south pacific
Laurie is from what show
Oklahoma
Annie Oakley is from what show
Annie get your gun
nellie forbush and Emile de Becque are form what show
south pacific
Billy Bigelow is form what show
carousel
Bloody Mary is from what show
south pacific
"the Garden of Eden" Ballet sequence is form what show
Can-can
who is the choreographer for oklahoma
agnes de mille
what was the first collaboration between richard rodgers and oscar hammerstein
oklahoma
pal joey introduced the ________ into the types of musical theatre characters
anti-hero
who was the choreographer for carousel
agnes de mille
which musical was based on william shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew
Kiss me, Kate
Which musical deals with racially mixed marriages against the backdrop of WWII
south pacific
which character sings "soliloquey" in carousel
billy bigelow
what character sings "wouldn't it be lovely" and "I could have danced all night" in My Fair Lady
Eliza Doolittle
who was the choreographer for Brigadoon
agnes de mille
the musical based on the lives of the Trapp Family Singers
the Sound of Music
who played Nellie forbush in the original south pacific
mary martin
who was the star actor in pal joey and singin in the rain
gene kelly
whow was the original emile de becque in South Pacific
enzio pinza
who is the author of Tales of the South Pacific a source material for South Pacific
james michener
who is the composer for wonderful town
leonard bernstein
who wrote the lyrics for west side story and gypsy
stephen sondheim
who wrote the lyrics and the book for On the Town
betty comden and adolph green
who wrote the book and lyrics for Carmen Jones
oscar hammerstein
who is the composer for on the town
leonard bernstein
who wrote the book, lyrics and music for the Music Man
meredith wilson
who is the daughter of a famous composer who wrote the music for Once Upon a Mattress
Mary Rodgers, daughter of Richard Rodgers
who are the producers for Annie get your gun
Richard Rodgers and OScar Hammerstein
T or F: Pal Joey was written by Rodgers and Hammerstein
F: by rodgers and hart
who is the composer/lyricist team for Carousel
richard rodgers and oscar hammerstein
although it was their 3rd show together which musical secured the fame of the musical-writing team of lerner and loewe
brigadoon
who is the composer/lyricist team for The King and I
richard rodgers and oscar hammerstein
who is the composer for Annie Get Your Gun
Irving Berlin
Who is the Composer/Lyricist team for Pal Joey
richard rodgers and lorenzhart
who is the composer/lyricist team for South Pacific
richard rodgers and oscar hammerstein
who is the composer/lyricist team for Brigadoon
Frederick Loewe and Alan Jay Lerner
compsoer and lyricist for Kiss me, Kate
cole porter
which musical deals with the oldest established permenant floating crap game in NY and hinges on a bet as whether Sky can get Sara to fall in love with him?
guys and dolls
which musical is set in Bangkok and is based on the diaries of Englishwoman Anna Leonowens
The king and I
what actress came up with the idea of adapting the diaries into the King and I
gertrude Lawrence
what actress/dancer got better reviews in Can-Can than it's French star LIlo?
gwen verdon
what is the narative dance sequence "little house of Uncle Thomas" form the King adn I based on
the book uncle toms cabin
the music of compsoer Alexander borodin was adapted into this musical
Kismet
what was the setting for Kismet
ancient baghdad
what is the musical that was an all black version of Kismet and starred Eartha Kitt and Melba Moore
timbuktu
which musical is based onThe Beggars Opera and featured the music of Kurt Weill, as well as his wife, Lotte Lenya
The Threepenny opera
which musical was written by adler and ross and featured the numbers "Fernando's Hideaway" and "steam Heat"
the pajama game
which musical features the Devil and Lola making a deal with Joe Hardy,, turning him into a home-run-hitting hero
damn yankees
which musical is based on George Bernard Shaw's play Pigmalion
my fair lady
which Bernstein musical is an adaptation of Voltaire's classic satire of the same name
candide
which musical is an adaptation of Romeo and Juliet and is also a collaboration between Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim
west side story
what was the original name of West Side Story
East Side Story
what is the "conditional love song" found early in Carousel that is sung by julie and billy bigelow
if i loved you
which musical by Meredith Wilson begins on the 4th of July 1912 in River City, Iowa
the music man
what musical is an adaption of the fairytale The Princess and The Pea
Once upon a mattress
which musical is the story of Mama Rose and her daughter, a famous burlesque stripper
gypsy
who is the composer of Guys and Dolls
Frank Loesser
Who is the composer of the King and I
richard rodgers
Who is the composer for Gentleman Perfer Blondes and Gypsy
Jule Styne
Who is the composer for Wonderful Town
Leonard Bernstein
Who is the composer of Can-Can
Cole Porter
Who is The Threepenny Opera composer
Kurt Weill
Who is the composer of Candide
leonard bernstein
who is the composer of the music man
meredith wilson
who is the composer/lyricist team for The King and I
rodgers and hammerstein
Who is the composer/lyricist teams for Paint Your Wagon
Lerner and Loewe
Who is the composer/lyricist teams for Wonderful Town
music: Bernstein and Book and lyrics: Adolph Green
Who is the composer/lyricist teams for The Pajama Game
Richard Adler and Jerry Ross
Who is the composer/lyricist teams for Damn Yankees
Richard Adler and Jerry Ross
Who is the Composer/lyricist team for My Fair Lady
Lerner and Loewe
Who is the composer/lyricist team for West Side Story
Bernstein and Sondheim
Who is the composer for music man
meredith wilson
who wrote the music for once upon a mattress
mary rodgers
who wrote the music for Gypsy
Jule Styne
Who wrote the lyrics for Gypsy
Stephen Sondheim
What team wrote the Sound of music
rodgers and hammerstein
who is the star of sweet charity
gwen verdon
Yul Brener and Gertrude Lawrence star in what show
the king and i
Lilo and Gwen Verdon come from what show
Can-can
Lotte Lenya is from what show
The Threepenny Opera
Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews are from what show
My Fair Lady
Carol Burnett as a princess? in what show
Once upon a mattress
Who played King Mongkut in the King and I
Yul Brenner
Who played Anna in the King and I (stage version)
Gertrude Lawrence
Ertha Kitta and Melba Morre in this Black variation of KIsmet
Timbuktu
Ethel Merman as an overbearing stage mother in what show
Gypsy
What was the characters name in Gypsy that was an overbearing stage mom
Mama rose
Mary Martin played a novice at the Nonnberg Abbey in what show
The Sound of Music
Robert Preston as a conman in what show
the music man
Who was introduced in Gentlemen Perfer Blondes and would go on to star in Hello Dolly
Carol Channing
Who was the origninal Eliza Doolittle in My Fair lady
Julie Andrews
Who played the Original Professor Henry Higgins in MY Fair Lady
Rex Harrison
Maria in the stage version of The Sound of Music
Mary Martin
Maria in the Movie version of The SOund of Music
Julie Andrews
Sweet Charity's Director/choreographer
Bob Fosse
Choreographer of Guys and Dolls
Michael Kidd
Choreographer of the King and I and remembered his version of "The Small House of Uncle Thomas"
Jerome Robbins
Choreogrpher for Paint Your Wagon
Agnes de Mille
Choreogrphaer and director for West Side Story
jerome robbins
Nathan Detroit, Sky Masterson and Adelaide are from what show
Guys and Dolls
King Mongkut and Anna are from what show
the king and i
Professor Higgins and Eliza Doolittle are from what show
my fair lady
tony, maria, anita, bernardo are from what show
west side story
"Professor" Harold Hill and Marian the Librarian are from what show
music man
Mama rose is from what show
gypsy
T or F: imported pieces frequently adapted the comedy for local taste by raising the level of the comedy
F it was frequently lowered
what piece produced in boston was written by two immigrants but is considered the first "american" piece to be produced?
the doctor of alcantara
in the 1860s successful shows in NYC had two elements common. what were they?
lavish scenery and scantily clad ladies
what production featured an actress in the role of Alan-a-Dale singing "oh, Promise me?"
robin hood
Alan-a-Dale is a ___________role because it features a woman dressed as a man
pants role or trousers role
what play featured henry dixey as "a pedestal dancer" and was about a statue come to life?
adonis
what comic duo used immigrant stereotypes for their comedy and were extremely "politically incorrect?"
harrigan and hart
what were harrigan and hart most famous for
mulligan guards routines
what production featured the hit songs "reuben, reuben" "the bowery" and "after the ball"?
a trip to chinatown
what was the first international american hit (1874)?
evangeline
what was another international hit of the late 1890s
the belle of new york
what cellist for the metropolitan opera wrote Babes in Toyland, The Red Mill, and Naughty Marietta?
victor herbert
what author of Little Johnny Jone was the son of vaudevillian parents
george m. cohan
his material always had one characteristic throughout all his writing. everything was very _______.
patriotic
what were George M. Cohans most popular songs
give my regards to broadway and the yankee doodle boy
who was the most successful composer of American comic opera (american opera-bouffe)?
victor herbert
what two pieces by victor herbert were not considered opera-bouffe?
the serenade and the fortune teller
what operetta written by Franz Lewhar was originally porduced in Vienna in 1905 but became a smash hit in both London and New York?
the merry widow
who made in dahomey unique
written mostly by black writers and songwriters for black actors and singers
what comic duo was the show centered around
bert williams and george walker
who wrote the script and lyrics for show boat?
oscar hammerstein II
who wrote the music for show boat
jerome kern
what did florence ziegfeld have to do with the original production
he was the producer
what is someone who helps load and unload ships called
a stevedore
show boat broke gorund in terms of its use in the choruses. what was unique about htem
the black chorus and white chorus had equal time on stage and they sang together
what was the name of the show boat in show boat
the cotton blossom
what musical written by jerome kern starred marilyn miller (of Ziegfeld follies fame)?
sally
Rudolf Friml's Rose marie was successful because of its ___________ __________.
romantic music
what were the two main reasons that the american musicals of the 1920s became so popular
improved libretti and uniquely american music
what musical by harry tierney established the beginnings of "the cinderella era" in 1919
irene
what show is -Blow, gabriel blow, anything goes, youre the top, i get a kick out of you, be like the bluebirt
anything goes
what show is -slaughter on 10th ave
on your toes
what show are -i wish i were in love again, where or when, my funny valentine, johnny one note, the lady is a tramp
babes in arms
what show is -i got rhythm
girl crazy
what show is -love is sweeping the country
of thee i sing
what show is i want to be happy
no no nanette
what show is- tea for two
no no nanette
what show is -the continental
mercenary mary
what characters are in show boat
magnolia hawks, cap'n andy, gaylord ravenal
what character are in anything goes
reno sweeney, billy crocker, hope harcourt, moon-face mooney
what was "slaughter on tenth avenue" from ON YOUR TOES choreographed by
georges balanchine
who is the start of Girl Crazy
ethel merman
who is the dancing star of on your toes
ray bolger
who is the star of Sally
marilyn Miller
who is the composer/lyricist team for Babes in Arms
richard rodgers and lorenz hart
who is the composer / lyricist team for Porgy and Bess
george and ira gershwin
who plays reno sweeney in the original anything goes
ethel merman
who is the composer/lyricist team for Show Boat
jerome kern and oscar hammerstein II
who is the composer and lyricist for anything goes
cole porter
who is the composer/lyricist team for Girl Crazy
George and Ira Gershwin
what was the most important reason that Jerome Kern's musicals of the 1930s weren't as successful as Show boat
the preposterous libretti that accompanied them
what musical featured the number "Love is Sweeping the COuntry?"
of thee i sing
for the most part we know specific songs form 1930s musicals that made it into the popular repertoire but we no longer associate them with ___________.
the shows they came from
who wrote "smoke gets in your eyes"
jerome kern
George Gershwin had two successes in teh 1930s what were they?
girl crazy in 1930 and of thee i sing in 1931
what was the biggest hit from girl crazy
i got rhythm
who sang I got Rhythm in the original show
ethel merman
why was Of thee I sing unusual for its time
it was a genuine American opera-bouffe
what was the subject of Of Thee I Sing
American politics
Girl Crazy was remade in 1992 into what show
Crazy for You
What show are "I Got Rhythm," "Someone to Watch Over Me," "They Can't Take That Away from Me," and "Nice Work If You Can Get It" from?
crazy for you
In 1935 George Gershwin switched gears and wrote _______________, which is considered a _________________________.
Porgy and Bess Folk opera
Was Porgy & Bess a commercial success in its first run?
no, it only ran 124 performances and lost money
What was significant about a 1952 revival of Porgy and Bess?
toured for four years under state department and played in 28 countries through Europe
in 1983 a huge production of porgy and bess played what 6,000 seat theatre in NYC?
radio city music hall
in 1985 porgy and bess entered the repertory of what company
the metropolitan opera
who wrote the music for porgy and bess
george gershwin
who wrote the lyrics for porgy and bess
ira gershwin and dubose heyward
What happened to George Gershwin two years after Porgy and Bess opened?
he died in 1937
Rudolf Friml and Sigmund Romberg were composers of __________ musicals.
romantic
how many productions did richard rodgers and lorenz hart contribute to broadway in 1930s
nine
what two rodgers and hart shows from the 1930s are done the most today
on your toes and babes in arms
what claim to fame does babes in arms have
it has more rodgers and hart hits than any other of their musicals
On your Toes mixes two things together. What are they?
ballet and modern dance
what is the most significant and influential part of On Your Toes
the contemporary dance piece Slaughter on Tenth Ave
what actor/dancer was introduced in the show and is most famous for his portrayal of teh Scarecrow in the movie version of The Wizard of Oz
Ray Bolger
why was the plot of Anything Goes changed before opening
an ocean liner the ss morro castle burst into flames
moon-face mooney tries to escape the long arm of the FBI in Anythign Goes. he is also known as what
public enemy no. 13
for whom were the best songs from anything goes originally written
ethel merman
mainly though anything goes is about _______ and _____________
permissiveness and crazes
what is the biggest single reason that that the shows of the 1920s were more popular
american dance music
what was the quintessential musical of teh 1920s
no no nanette
who composed the music for Irene
harry tierney
what was the biggest international success of an american musical comedy after no no nanette
mercenary mary
what was the continental
popular dance
what were the two most popular shows written by the team of rodgers and hart in the 1920s
the girl friend and a connecticut yankee
who wrote Oh, Kay?
george gershwin
Oh Kay was written as a star vehicle for __________
gertrude lawrence
what was Oh Kays most famous song
someone to watch over me
The Cocoaunuts and Animal Crackers were written as star vehicles for ....
the marx brothers
what was the 1927 musical about college life
good news
in the 1920s what genre of musical theatre was just as popular as the musical comedies and used colorful times and places dashing and dramatic tales and a much wider musical palette
the romantic musicals
Rudolf Friml wrote a musical set in exotic Canada and featured "Indian Love Call" and "Totem Tom-Tom" what was the name of the musical
rose marie
sigmund romberg wrote three of the most popular romantic musicals of this period. what were they
the desert song, the student prince, the new moon
which is about a prince going to school in heidelberg, germany
the student prince
which sigmund romberg romantic musical is considered the best of the genre
the desert song
which romberg romantic musical contains more popularly known and loved songs than any other romantic musical of the period
the new moon
rudolf frimls rose marie is considred a musical comedy true or false?
false- it was considred a romantic musical
what is "someone to watch over me" from?
Oh Kay
which show from vienna was originally called "die lustige witwe" and was produced at the dalys theatre in london
the merry widow
who wrote Little Johnny Jones
george m. cohan
who was the foremost composer in the field of comic opera
victor herbert
knows the role but not in show every night, wait for a phone call
stand by
in the show, but will cover multiple roles
swing
where they fly things on stage
fly loft
Who is the overall head of the production and has "the final say?"
producer
Who writes the words to the songs?
lyricist
Who stages the play and gives the actors their blocking?
director
Who writes the storyline and the book of a musical?
Playwright
True or False: The lyricist and the composer are always the same person.
False
Who stages the dances?
choreographer
Who is responsible for designing the environment of a production - the place?
set designer
Who works directly with the actors/singers/dancers to teach and interpret the music of a production?
music director
Who leads the orchestra in the pit?
conductor
Who writes the melodies, harmonies, and accompaniment?
composer
Who finances the production either by their own money or through investors?
producer
Who writes the dialogue for the characters?
playwright
What is a person who invests money in a production called?
angel
Who is frequently responsible for the "vision" or "concept" of a production?
director
Who designs the clothing worn by the actors in a production?
costume designer
Who hires the creative team for a production?
producer
the dialogue of the play is referred to as what?
the book
what is another name for the book and lyrics
libretto
what is a person who writes a libretto called
librettist
T or F: A composer always writes the orchestration of the music.
False
Who picks the actors?
director
who is responsible for coordinating the designs and the actors
director
Greek: T or F: 534 BCE is when all theatre began.
False- it is official beginning of western theatre
G: what does BCE mean?
before common era
G: what is BCE same as
BC- before christ
G: so does western theatre officially begin in the 6th century BC or AD?
BC
G: The first dramatic festivals were sponsored by what city-state?
Athens
G: What were the theatre festivals of Athens called?
city dionysia
G: in which centuries were these festivals held
4th and 5th centuries bce
G: T or F: the chorus usually had 100 members
false 24 chorus members
G: who was obliged have the chorus trained
producer
G: who was responsible for the masks and costumes
producer
G: How many women were in a Greek Chorus?
None all men
G: How many lead actors were there?
3 to 5
G: the acting style of greek tragedy was very naturalistic
false it was stylized
G: T or F: Greek actors were amateurs
false they had intense training
G:who paid the salaries of actors
state
G: Actors were typecast by their _____?
voice type
G: T or F: male actors played female roles
true
G: how did they play female roles
changing masks and costumes
T or F: actors used standard gestures and poses recognizable by audience
true
what are the three types of greek plays
tragedies, comedies, and satyr plays
what was the structure of each entry in the city Dionysia
three plays by the same playwright followed by a 4th play that ridiculed the previous three
T or F: the playwright was obliged to write all four plays for an entry in the City Dionysia
False
Which plays were burlesque treatments of mythology
satyr plays
In Greek Comedy, when did the various acts (similiar to vaudeville- songs, dances, chorus girls, animal acts, magicians, jugglers etc) perform
between sections of the Greek Comedy Plays
t or f: we have records of exactly what Greek choreogrphy looked like
false movement was unknown
what instruments accompanied the dancing
flutes, lyres
what is the term for "god from the machine" or "god in a machine?"
Deus ex machina
Does deus ex machina mean "a turntable?"
No
What is the modern definition of Deus ex machina
a contrived ending
T or F: greek new comedy was edgier and more political than greek old comedy
false political satire was eliminated
which had more complicated plots, old or new comedy?
new comedy
What happens to the singing chorus in new comedy?
disappears
do u find socially oriented domestic stories in old or new comedy
new comedy
t or f: stock characters emerge in old comedy
false
Who stated in his "republic" that poets(playwrights) tell corrupting lies about men and the gods?
Plato
Who refuted his position in his "Poetics"
Aristotle
__________ presents men worse than they are
comedy
____________ presents men better than they are
tragedy
In which plays would u find the stories of the lives of "noble" persons
tragedies
in which plays would u find the stories of ordinary people
comedies
The early Roman Empire was mostly concern with ________?
war
T or F: in the early empire there was little theatre and little literature
true
what form contained abusive and obsene festival verses and stock characters
entertainments
whose plays did the romans steal as the basis for their plays
greeks
who developed the roman rules for drama in "ars Poetica" - "the art of Poetry"
horace
T or F: Roman mime was performed in masks
false
T or F: women performed in mimes
true
what r the trhee things that roman playwright Plautus introduced into his plays??
more elaborate plots, song and dance, assigned material directly to chorus
who condemned the roman theatre's arousal of passions and though theatre sought to destroy Roman manners and morality
st. Augustine
In what work does the roman theatre's arousal of passions and though theatre sought to destroy Roman manners and morality
his "confessions"
what was the biggest contribution of the Romasn to theatre
Spectacle
what was a "claquer?"
someone hired to applaud and cheer
what institution thought theatre was immoral and issued edicts forbidding it
catholic church
where did performers go
took to the streets and traveled europe
what were the two physical structures used at the churches to stage biblical stories
pageant wagons and mansions
t or F: this period used exclusively professional actors
false
t or F: professional spotlight was developed in this period
true
what does "renaissance" mean
rebirth
what form started in italy and included stock characters and was lively and vlugar
commedia dell-arte
T or F: in commedia dell-arte, actors specialized in one type of character
true
T or F: Commedia performers used slapsticks
true
acotrs in commedia wore __________ and __________ that identified the characters
masks and costumes
Acting styles became more naturalistic as the productions _____________ ______________.
moved indoors
what technical advancement allowedd the plays to be performed indoors and at night
oil lamps
who raised comedy to the stature of tragedy
moliere
t or f: moliere's plays demanded an extremely naturalistc perfomrance style
false
t or f: women played all the female roles in moliere's plays
false
F:who comissioned lavish "comedy ballets?"
King Louis XIV
F: who orginally performed in these pieces?
court nobility
F:who took over those roles
professional perfomers
E: in 1642 what happeed that caused the theatres to clse
the puritans took control of the governmetn
t or f: the "restoration" period refers to royalty being "restored" to the throne of england
true
1700s- what were the two distinct forms of "musical theatre" in france in this period?
popular entertainments and comic opera
which form included fairytales, fantastical spectacles, and burlesques?
popular entertainments
what is a "pasticcio" score
borrowed tunes
what was the most famous ENGLISH-language popular entertainment:
"The newgate pastoral" "the beggars opera"
T or F: dr. pepusch wrote the music for the score of "the beggars opera"
false
t or f: john gay wrote new lyrics for this music
true
which form of musical theatre in this period had music written specifically for the productions
comic opera
what was one of the main distinctions between grand opera and comic opera
comic opera had music and dialogue
who was the manager for the Gaiety theatre in london
John Hollingshead
what playwright and composer did he bring together to write a christmas piece
william gilbert and arthur sullivan
what was the name of that piece written by william gilbert and arthur sullivan for the christmas piece
thespis
t or f: thespis burlesqued greek mythology
true
what was the first international sucess of gilbert and sullivan
HMS pinafore
t or F: the work was rehashed french humor and situations (hms pinnafore)
false
t or f: gilbert and sullivan were known for their suggestive lyrics adn sexual innuendo
false
t or f: gilbert and sullivan were knwn for witty dialogue and briliant burlesque humor
true
who was the producer that moved gilbert and sullivan works to the savoy theatre
richard d'oyly carte
what did the gilbert and sullivan works become known as after this move
the savoy operas
t or f: eventually gilbert and sullivan developed their own style and no longer simply parodied styles of the period
true
t or f: eventually gilbet and sullivan used cleverly concoted plots
true
what was the longest-running of the gilbert and sullivan comic operas
the mikado