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1
A variety show with songs, comedy, juggling, acrobats, and animal acts, but no plot, is called
A)vaudeville
B)an operetta
C)a revue
D)a concept musical
2
Generally, musical comedy is in _______ act(s).
A)one
B)two
C)three
D)four
3
The Mikado, widely performed in the United States around the turn of the century, was written by
A)Cole Porter
B)Victor Herbert
C)S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan
D)Richard Rodgers and O. Hammerstein II
4
The main section of a musical comedy song is called the
A)chorus
B)verse
C)release
D)all of the above
5
Which of the following American musicals is not by Stephen Sondheim?
A)Sweeney Todd
B)Of Thee I Sing
C)Sunday in the Park with George
D)Company
6
During the first two decades of the twentieth century there were about _______ vaudeville theaters in the United States.
A)1,000
B)10,000
C)100 thousand
D)1 million
7
Slaughter on Tenth Avenue, the ballet used in the climax of On Your Toes, was choreographed by
A)Stephen Sondheim
B)Mikhail Baryshnikov
C)George Balanchine
D)Agnes de Mille
8
A variety show without a plot but with a unifying idea is called
A)vaudeville
B)an operetta
C)a revue
D)a book musical
9
The introductory section of a musical comedy song is called the
A)chorus
B)introduction
C)verse
D)vaudeville
10
Unlike the American musical, operettas
A)are usually tragic
B)are in foreign languages
C)combine song, spoken dialogue, and dance
D)are generally set outside the United States







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