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?
Q 2. Who played the role of Grizabella in the 2010 Australian tour of CATS?
Q 3. Who played the title role in the 1974 Australian production of Pippin?
Q 4. Which performer originated the role of Frankie Valli in the Australian production of Jersey Boys?
Q 5. Who starred as Charity Hope Valentine in the 1967 Australian production of Sweet Charity?
Q 6. Which Australian appeared in both Love Never Dies and Priscilla - Queen of the Desert?
Q 7. How many of the Hannaford siblings appeared in King Kong in 2013?
Q 8. Who played the role of Aldonza in Man of La Mancha when it opened in Melbourne in 2002?
Q 9. Who was originally cast as Bobby in the 1996 Australian production of Crazy for You, opposite Georgie Parker?
Q 10. Who played Norma Desmond's love interest in the 1996 Australian production of Sunset Boulevard?
Q 11. Who played the lead role of Bobby in Kookaburra's production of Company in 2007?
Q 12. Who played Sean Flynn in the Australian production of Eureka! The Musical in 2004?
Q 13. Who played Jean Valjean in the original Sydney production of Les Miserables in 1987?
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?
Q 15. Who played the role of Désirée in Opera Australia's 2009 production of A Little Night Music?
Q 16. Who performed the role of Anita in the 2010 Australian tour of West Side Story?
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.
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)