Musical theatre questions for your next pub quiz

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London's West End. Credit: Josh Darvill/Stageberry

If you’re looking to delve into the world of musical theatre in your next pub quiz, here’s a range of questions from the easy to the impossible.

From the timeless melodies of Andrew Lloyd Webber to the innovative narratives of Lin-Manuel Miranda, musical theatre spans a broad array of stories, characters, and songs that have captured the hearts of audiences worldwide.

To celebrate this rich and diverse art form, we’ve compiled an exciting collection of musical theatre-themed quiz questions designed to challenge, entertain, and enlighten participants of all knowledge levels.

Musical Theatre Pub Quiz Questions

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  1. Which musical features the song Don’t Cry for Me Argentina?
  2. What is the name of the longest-running Broadway musical?
  3. Who wrote the music for The Phantom of the Opera?
  4. Which city is the setting for West Side Story?
  5. What musical is based on the witches from The Wizard of Oz?
  6. In which musical would you find the character Jean Valjean?
  7. Which musical features the song Tomorrow?
  8. Who wrote the musical Hamilton?
  9. What is the name of the musical about the founding fathers of America?
  10. Which musical features the characters Simba and Scar?


  1. Which musical tells the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons?
  2. What ABBA musical is set on a Greek island?
  3. Who wrote the lyrics for West Side Story?
  4. In which musical does the character Elphaba appear?
  5. What is the setting for Miss Saigon?
  6. Which musical features the song Seasons of Love?
  7. Who composed the music for Cats?
  8. What musical is inspired by the graphic novel about Alison Bechdel?
  9. Which Stephen Sondheim musical involves a murderous barber?
  10. What is the name of the musical that features the song Memory?


  1. In Les Misérables, who is Cosette’s biological mother?
  2. Which musical features a helicopter on stage?
  3. What is the name of the tavern in Les Misérables?
  4. Who originally played the role of Evan Hansen on Broadway?
  5. Which musical includes the song The Ballad of Sweeney Todd?
  6. What is the main theme of Rent?
  7. Who composed the music for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street?
  8. In Hamilton, which song does King George III sing?
  9. Which musical is set in the Parisian nightclub, the Moulin Rouge?
  10. What year did Cats first premiere on Broadway?


  1. What is the name of the first musical Andrew Lloyd Webber produced with Tim Rice?
  2. What is the last word of Les Misérables?
  3. Which Broadway musical was the first to surpass 10,000 performances?
  4. What was the original working title of Rent?
  5. Which musical features a song performed in a mix of Korean, English, and French?
  6. What infamous musical is known as the most expensive in Broadway history?
  7. Which Sondheim musical was adapted from a film by Ingmar Bergman?
  8. Who was the first actress to play Elphaba in the workshops of Wicked?
  9. In The Phantom of the Opera, what is the Phantom’s real name?
  10. What musical made its West End premiere in 2024, 16 years after its Broadway run?

The answers


  1. Evita
  2. The Phantom of the Opera
  3. Andrew Lloyd Webber
  4. New York City
  5. Wicked
  6. Les Misérables
  7. Annie
  8. Lin-Manuel Miranda
  9. Hamilton
  10. The Lion King


  1. Jersey Boys
  2. Mamma Mia!
  3. Stephen Sondheim
  4. Wicked
  5. Vietnam
  6. Rent
  7. Andrew Lloyd Webber
  8. Fun Home
  9. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
  10. Cats


  1. Fantine
  2. Miss Saigon
  3. The Thenardier’s Inn
  4. Ben Platt
  5. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
  6. The lives of impoverished New Yorkers and issues such as HIV/AIDS
  7. Stephen Sondheim
  8. You’ll Be Back
  9. Moulin Rouge! The Musical
  10. 1982


  1. The Likes of Us
  2. Comes
  3. The Phantom of the Opera
  4. East Village
  5. Miss Saigon (Bui-Doi)
  6. Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark
  7. A Little Night Music
  8.  Stephanie J. Block
  9. Erik
  10. Next To Normal

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About the author: Jessica White

Recent University graduate Jessica is the newest writer for Stageberry. She's over the moon to be sharing her theatre knowledge and passion for musicals with the online world.


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