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Musical theater Jeopardy

Rick Rogers Modified: June 4, 2013 at 7:05 am •  Published: June 4, 2013

In this edition of “Jeopardy!,” the category is “Before and After.” The answers to the clues below will feature two overlapping musical theater titles, i.e. the last word of the first title will be the first word of the second. For example, “Leave It to Jane” and “Jane Eyre” become “Leave It to Jane Eyre.” Answers are listed at the end of this column.

1. A band instrument salesman faces the Spanish Inquisition.

2. A Missouri girl whose accomplishments as a talk show host are rewarded with a special citation.

3. A southeast Asian king learns to barter in order to get the best bargain.

4. A love story unfolds in a lush Polynesian setting. The westernization of Japan.

5. A girl from the wrong side of the tracks meets a pauper who discovers he’s the heir to a proper British family.

6. Two generations of a Chinese family find themselves at odds with each other. A British hatmaker struggles to adjust to life in America.

7. A couple reminisce about their 40-year marriage while an American woman falls in love on her trip to Venice.

8. A prominent capital city address and a show whose characters are puppets.

9. A Broadway neophyte lands a starring role in a show about various inhabitants of a New York tenement.

10. A rags-to-riches story about a flower seller who decides to try psychoanalysis in hopes of dealing with her inferiority complex.

11. A grandmother recalls her marriage as she helps her granddaughter decide which man to marry. A dance hall hostess keeps falling for the wrong men.

12. A satire on war, big business and politics meets a musical revue that introduced “Dancing in the Dark.”

13. A bar owner sets her sights on one of the inn’s regulars and a show remembered chiefly today for its Currier and Ives ballet.

14. Ex-soldiers take a look at Army life and a black nightclub entertainer seeks his big break.

15. A French orphan on a tour of Paris and a musical picture of life at a Jewish summer camp.

16. Noah’s struggles to build an ark meets this Shakespeare inspired musical.

17. This all-black revue took a nostalgic look at a bygone Harlem while this show offered an affectionate salute to the best of burlesque.

18. The struggles of French post Impressionist painter Georges Seurat meets the Yankee Doodle Boy.

19. This spoof of old horror movies meets life on the Mississippi.

20. A show about a famous pop songwriter and one about the Amphitryon legend.

21. A college gridiron favorite discovers a love for the punk rock band Green Day.

22. A man looking to marry off his daughters finds a soulmate in a Philadelphia socialite seeking a husband for her daughter.

23. Argentinian dance troupes criss cross the country on tour.

24. A traveling group of drag queens meet up with a French military leader in disguise.

25. A 16th century Irish chieftain meets a woman who plans to shoot Niagara Falls in a barrel.


1. The Music Man of La Mancha.

2. St. Louis Woman of the Year.

3. The King and I Can Get It for You Wholesale.

4. South Pacific Overtures.

5. Little Me and My Girl.

6. Flower Drum Song and Dance.

7. I Do I Do I Hear a Waltz.

8. 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Q.

9. 42nd Street Scene.

10. My Fair Lady in the Dark.

11. Bitter Sweet Charity.

12. Strike Up the Band Wagon.

13. Whoop Up in Central Park.

14. Call Me Mister Wonderful.

15. Make a Wish You Were Here.

16. Two by Two Gentlemen of Verona.

17. Bubbling Brown Sugar Babies.

18. Sunday in the Park With George M!

19. The Rocky Horror Show Boat.

20. Movin’ Out of This World.

21. All American Idiot.

22. Walking Happy Hunting.

23. Forever Tango Argentino.

24. Priscilla Queen of the Desert Song.

25. The Pirate Queen of the Mist.


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