Can you name the musical from the classic work it’s based on? Take our quiz!

Are you one of those people who saw Les Misérables on stage and then went home and read all 1400 pages of the novel? Do you know which famous Shakespeare play inspired The Lion King? If so, this quiz is for you!

See if you can name the musical inspired by, based on, or adapted from each classic work.

  1. Romeo and Juliet
  2. Hamlet
  3. One Thousand and One Nights
  4. The Once and Future King
  5. La Boheme
  6. War and Peace
  7. Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats
  8. Madama Butterfly
  9. Pygmalion
  10. The Taming of the Shrew
  11. Don Quixote
  12. The Bible
  13. The Snow Queen
  14. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
  15. Oliver Twist

Ready to check your answers? Let’s see if you’re a true musical theatre nerd….

2 thoughts on “Can you name the musical from the classic work it’s based on? Take our quiz!

  • Could do most of these. Just not all of them- I am a musical theatre fanatic. My love for Rent led me to wanting to see La Boheme in the first place.

    In the United States, the Met Opera at times in the year films their shows live and the day of brings it to the movie theatre. Then there is the Encore series and that is how I saw La Boheme. La Boheme currently is my favorite Opera. I saw La Boheme over one summer and could understand it due to Rent. I could figure out which La Boheme character became which Rent character and so on and so on and which pieces of La Boheme made it to Rent. It made me love Rent even more.


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