Ready to put your musical knowledge to the test? With so many incredible productions on both the stage and the screen, you may not know where each one originated. We’ve put together a list together to see how well you know these beloved musicals!

For each of the titles, decide whether you think it was first done as a stage production or as a film. Keep track of your answers, then find out how you did at the end!

1. Singin’ In The Rain

A. Stage

B. Film

 

2. Into The Woods

A. Stage

B. Film

 

3. Mamma Mia!

A. Stage

B. Film

 

4. Annie

A. Stage

B. Film

 

5. An American in Paris

A. Stage

B. Film

 

6. Dreamgirls

A. Stage

B. Film

 

7. Newsies

A. Stage

B. Film

 

8. Hairspray

A. Stage

B. Film

 

 

Answer Key:

  1. B – Film in 1952, adapted for stage in 1985
  2. A – Stage in 1986, adapted for film in 2014
  3. A – Stage in 1999, adapted for film in 2008
  4. A – Stage in 1977, adapted three times for film (1982, 1999, and 2014)
  5. B – Film in 1951, musical opened on Broadway in 2015
  6. A – Stage in 1981, adapted for film in 2006
  7. B – Film in 1992, adapted for Broadway in 2012
  8. Both – Trick question! Non-musical comedy film in 1988, turned into a stage musical in 2002, then that production was turned into a movie in 2007

 

How did you do?

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7-8 correct:

You’re a musical buff! You’ve spent countless hours watching and singing along with your favorite musicals, whether as a play or a Hollywood movie. Great job – this quiz was made for you!

5-6 correct:

You’re a fan of musicals, but there’s still more that you could learn. Why not video chat a friend and start jamming out to all of your favorite soundtracks? Who knows, you might discover something new!

3-4 correct:

Have you seen the musicals on the list, or were you just guessing? That’s okay – you can use this quiz as an excuse to start watching some great musical films this weekend! 😉

0-2 correct:

Unfortunately, musicals are not your thing. You may have heard of some of these titles before, but maybe you haven’t taken the time to watch any recently. No worries… we recommend starting out with some of the classics or adding some popular Broadway tracks to your favorite playlist!

 

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