Quiz: How well do you know your Australian Musical casts?

Are you a musical theatre diva? Do you know all there is to know about the Aussie MT industry?

Take our quiz about Australian musical theatre casts – past and present – and see how you score!

Q 1. Who originated the role of Elphaba in the debut Australian season of WICKED, 2008?

Amanda Harrison

Jemma Rix

Patrice Tipoki

Pippa Grandison

Q 2. Who played the role of Grizabella in the 2010 Australian tour of CATS?

Debra Byrne

Delia Hannah

Silvie Palladino

Pippa Grandison

Q 3. Who played the title role in the 1974 Australian production of Pippin?

Reg Livermore

John Frost

John Farnham

Reg Gorman

Jersey Boys - QPAC

Q 4. Which performer originated the role of Frankie Valli in the Australian production of Jersey Boys?

Gareth Keegan

Jye Frasca

Dion Billios

Bobby Fox

Q 5. Who starred as Charity Hope Valentine in the 1967 Australian production of Sweet Charity?

Nancye Hayes

Jill Perryman

Toni Lamond

Verity Hunt-Ballard

Love Never Dies - set model and bump in process

Q 6. Which Australian appeared in both Love Never Dies and Priscilla - Queen of the Desert?

Ben Lewis

Sharon Millerchip

Amelia Cormack

Jeremy Stanford

Q 7. How many of the Hannaford siblings appeared in King Kong in 2013?

Four

One

Two

Three

Q 8. Who played the role of Aldonza in Man of La Mancha when it opened in Melbourne in 2002?

Marina Prior

Silvie Paladino

Caroline O'Connor

Marika Aubrey

Q 9. Who was originally cast as Bobby in the 1996 Australian production of Crazy for You, opposite Georgie Parker?

Jim Walton

Todd McKenney

Dein Perry

David Atkins

Q 10. Who played Norma Desmond's love interest in the 1996 Australian production of Sunset Boulevard?

Alex Rathgeber

Hugh Jackman

Anthony Warlow

Peter Cousens

Q 11. Who played the lead role of Bobby in Kookaburra's production of Company in 2007?

Michael Falzon

James Millar

Shaun Rennie

David Campbell

Q 12. Who played Sean Flynn in the Australian production of Eureka! The Musical in 2004?

Peter Carroll

Michael Cormick

Simon Gleeson

Ian Stenlake

Les Miserables

Q 13. Who played Jean Valjean in the original Sydney production of Les Miserables in 1987?

Normie Rowe

Rob Guest

Hugh Jackman

Philip Quast

Q 14. Which Australian performer has performed the role of Meg Giry in both The Phantom of the Opera and Love Never Dies in Australia?

Caroline O'Connor

Chelsea Gibb

Sharon Millerchip

Nadia Komazec

Q 15. Who played the role of Désirée in Opera Australia's 2009 production of A Little Night Music?

Nancye Hayes

Lisa McCune

Sigrid Thornton

Noni Hazlehurst

Q 16. Who performed the role of Anita in the 2010 Australian tour of West Side Story?

Alinta Chidzey

Monique Montez

Stephanie Grigg

Rowena Vilar

You're A Diva!

Congratulations! You've either studied your history of music theatre notes from drama school, seen every show on the list, or listened to every cast album you can get your hands on (and you're still searching for more!). You're a DIVA!

You're a Leading Player!

You've definitely stood at stage door to meet one of your favourite performers at least once and have listened to a recording of RENT/ Bernadette Peters singing Unexpected Song/Les Miserables/Phantom of the Opera/Miss Saigon/Next To Normal (on tape, CD, mini disk or mp3) at SOME point in your life.

My mum buys me tickets for Christmas

You love the Australian music theatre scene, and enjoy watching the shows when they come to town, but you don't have enough room in your brain to remember EVERY cast list.

Musical What?

Did you find this quiz by mistake? Perhaps a crash course in Aussie music theatre history wouldn't go astray before you attempt the quiz again. (That's Nancye with an E, folks)

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