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  • 1. 

    The Broadway musical "A Little Night Music" was inspired by which film?

    • A.

      Pulp Fiction

    • B.

      Smiles of a Summer Night

    • C.

      Interview with a Vampire

    • D.

      A Midsummer's Night Dream

    Correct Answer
    B. Smiles of a Summer Night
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Smiles of a Summer Night". The Broadway musical "A Little Night Music" was inspired by this film. The musical, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, takes its plot and characters from Ingmar Bergman's 1955 Swedish film "Smiles of a Summer Night". The film is a romantic comedy set in turn-of-the-century Sweden, and the musical adaptation retains the witty dialogue and intricate relationships of the original. It premiered on Broadway in 1973 and went on to win multiple Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

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  • 2. 

    In which city is the Broadway show "Fame - The Musical" set?

    • A.

      Boston

    • B.

      Chicago

    • C.

      New York City

    • D.

      San Francisco

    Correct Answer
    C. New York City
    Explanation
    The Broadway show "Fame - The Musical" is set in New York City. Broadway is located in New York City and is known as the hub of live theater in the United States. Many famous musicals and plays are performed on Broadway, and "Fame - The Musical" is one of them. Therefore, it is logical to assume that the show is set in New York City, where Broadway is situated.

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  • 3. 

    Which actor played Elliot Garfield in the Broadway musical "The Goodbye Girl"?

    • A.

      Woody Allen

    • B.

      Nathan Lane

    • C.

      Martin Short

    • D.

      Richard Dreyfuss

    Correct Answer
    C. Martin Short
    Explanation
    Martin Short is the correct answer because he played the role of Elliot Garfield in the Broadway musical "The Goodbye Girl".

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  • 4. 

    In which city is the Broadway musical "Xanadu" set?

    • A.

      Los Angeles

    • B.

      Miami

    • C.

      New York City

    • D.

      Chicago

    Correct Answer
    A. Los Angeles
    Explanation
    The given answer is incorrect. The Broadway musical "Xanadu" is actually set in the city of Los Angeles.

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  • 5. 

    In what category did the musical "Victor/Victoria" receive it's only Tony nomination?

    • A.

      Best Musical

    • B.

      Best Direction of a Musical

    • C.

      Best Original Score

    • D.

      Best Actress in a Musical

    Correct Answer
    D. Best Actress in a Musical
    Explanation
    "Victor/Victoria" received its only Tony nomination in the category of Best Actress in a Musical. This means that the musical was recognized for its outstanding performance by the lead actress in the production. The nomination suggests that the actress delivered a remarkable portrayal of her character, showcasing her talent and skill in the musical.

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  • 6. 

    In which category did the Broadway musical "Mary Poppins" receive a Tony award?

    • A.

      Best scenic design of a musical

    • B.

      Best musical

    • C.

      Best costume design of a musical

    • D.

      Best choreography

    Correct Answer
    A. Best scenic design of a musical
    Explanation
    "Mary Poppins" received a Tony award in the category of Best scenic design of a musical. This award is given to recognize the outstanding achievement in creating the visual elements of the stage production, such as sets, props, and overall design. The scenic design of "Mary Poppins" must have been deemed exceptional and contributed significantly to the overall success and impact of the musical.

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  • 7. 

    In which city is the Broadway musical "42nd Street" set?

    • A.

      Chicago

    • B.

      New York City

    • C.

      Atlanta

    • D.

      London

    Correct Answer
    B. New York City
    Explanation
    "42nd Street" is set in New York City. Broadway is a famous theater district located in New York City, known for its world-renowned musicals and plays. The musical "42nd Street" specifically takes place on 42nd Street, a major street in Manhattan that is synonymous with the Broadway theater scene. Therefore, the correct answer is New York City.

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  • 8. 

    In which category did the Broadway musical "Sweet Smell of Success" receive a Tony award?

    • A.

      Best musical

    • B.

      Best actor in a musical

    • C.

      Best original score

    • D.

      Best direction of a musical

    Correct Answer
    B. Best actor in a musical
    Explanation
    "Sweet Smell of Success" received a Tony award in the category of Best actor in a musical. This means that the musical was recognized for having an outstanding performance by one of its actors. It does not necessarily mean that the musical as a whole was the best in its category or that it won in any other category.

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  • 9. 

    In which city is the stage production of "High School Musical" set?

    • A.

      Atlanta

    • B.

      Albuquerque

    • C.

      Houston

    • D.

      Chicago

    Correct Answer
    B. Albuquerque
    Explanation
    The stage production of "High School Musical" is set in Albuquerque.

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  • 10. 

    In which city was the Broadway musical "The Full Monty" set?

    • A.

      Dublin

    • B.

      Detroit

    • C.

      Sheffield

    • D.

      Buffalo

    Correct Answer
    D. Buffalo
    Explanation
    "The Full Monty" is set in Buffalo.

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  • 11. 

    Which Tony Award nomination did the musical "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" receive?

    • A.

      Best actress in a musical

    • B.

      Best direction of a musical

    • C.

      Best original score

    • D.

      Best musical

    Correct Answer
    A. Best actress in a musical
    Explanation
    "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" received a Tony Award nomination for Best actress in a musical. This suggests that one of the actresses in the musical delivered an outstanding performance, which was recognized by the Tony Awards committee.

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  • 12. 

    The musical "Nine" is based on a film by which director?

    • A.

      Francois Truffaut

    • B.

      Ingmar Bergman

    • C.

      Federico Fellini

    • D.

      Alfred Hitchcock

    Correct Answer
    C. Federico Fellini
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Federico Fellini. "Nine" is a musical that is based on the film "8½" by Federico Fellini. The musical follows the story of a film director who is struggling to find inspiration for his next project. Fellini's film is known for its surreal and autobiographical elements, and the musical adaptation pays homage to his unique storytelling style.

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  • 13. 

    Which of the following roles in the musical "The Lion King" changed sex when adapted from the film?

    • A.

      Rafiki

    • B.

      Zazu

    • C.

      Timon

    • D.

      Pumbaa

    Correct Answer
    A. Rafiki
    Explanation
    Rafiki is the correct answer because in the musical adaptation of "The Lion King," the character of Rafiki was changed from a male baboon in the film to a female mandrill. This change was made to give the character a more prominent role and to incorporate a strong female character into the story.

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  • 14. 

    Who helped Mel Brooks write the music for the Broadway musical "The Producers"?

    • A.

      Thomas Meehan

    • B.

      Susan Stroman

    • C.

      Glen Kelly

    • D.

      Mike Ockrent

    Correct Answer
    C. Glen Kelly
    Explanation
    Glen Kelly is the correct answer because he collaborated with Mel Brooks in writing the music for the Broadway musical "The Producers".

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  • 15. 

    Which role from the Disney film "Tarzan" was cut from the stage musical of the same name?

    • A.

      Terk

    • B.

      Kala

    • C.

      Tantor

    • D.

      Kerchak

    Correct Answer
    C. Tantor
    Explanation
    Tantor is the correct answer because he was the only character from the Disney film "Tarzan" that was cut from the stage musical adaptation. Tantor is a timid elephant and a close friend of Tarzan in the film, but his character was not included in the stage version, possibly due to logistical or creative reasons.

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  • 16. 

    Who played Tony Manero in the Broadway musical production of "Saturday Night Fever"?

    • A.

      John Travolta

    • B.

      James Carpinello

    • C.

      Sean Mulligan

    • D.

      Adam Garcia

    Correct Answer
    B. James Carpinello
    Explanation
    James Carpinello played Tony Manero in the Broadway musical production of "Saturday Night Fever".

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  • 17. 

    The musical adaption of the 1951 film "An American in Paris" premiered in which city?

    • A.

      Paris

    • B.

      New York City

    • C.

      Chicago

    • D.

      Houston

    Correct Answer
    D. Houston
    Explanation
    The musical adaption of the 1951 film "An American in Paris" premiered in Houston.

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  • 18. 

    What was the only category in which the musical "Gigi" won a Tony award?

    • A.

      Best Musical

    • B.

      Best Original Score

    • C.

      Best Choreography

    • D.

      Best Direction of a Musical

    Correct Answer
    B. Best Original Score
    Explanation
    The musical "Gigi" won a Tony award for Best Original Score. This category recognizes the excellence in the musical composition and arrangement of the songs in a production. "Gigi" was acknowledged for its outstanding music, which contributed significantly to the overall success and impact of the musical.

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  • 19. 

    What song is performed while Tracy and Penny watch television in the musical "Hairspray"?

    • A.

      Good Morning Baltimore

    • B.

      The Madison

    • C.

      The Nicest Kids in Town

    • D.

      Welcome to the 60's

    Correct Answer
    C. The Nicest Kids in Town
    Explanation
    In the musical "Hairspray," Tracy and Penny watch television while the song "The Nicest Kids in Town" is performed. This song is a lively and upbeat number that showcases the popular TV show hosted by Corny Collins. It introduces the audience to the show's cast and sets the energetic tone of the 1960s era depicted in the musical.

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