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Thinking backwards

Rick Rogers Modified: June 3, 2013 at 7:05 am •  Published: June 3, 2013

Each of the following has a corresponding musical theater title that will be revealed by stating the opposite of what is printed here. To cite an obvious example, Can’t Can’t is actually “Can-Can” in disguise. See how well you do with the rest.

Questions

1. Old Sun.

2. Sane Boy.

3. Nothing Comes.

4. Gentleman in the Light.

5. Adagio.

6. North Atlantic.

7. Awful Country.

8. You and Romeo.

9. Your Man with Dark Complexion.

10. Old Boy in the Country.

11. Big You.

12. He Hates You.

13. Serious Boy.

14. Sour Selfishness.

15. Bald.

16. Sunlight Local.

17. Under There.

18. Atlantic Finales.

19. The Philanthropist Bride.

20. Is Acting Appropriately.

21. Vacationing.

22. Boorish Gentlemen.

23. Country of Devils.

24. The Hello Guy.

25. Little.

26. Own.

27. There’s Hate.

28. Defeat of Hate.

29. Hand Tight.

30. Worst Hand Backward.

31. Big Men.

32. Fall Slumbering.

33. Repeatedly.

34. Unlawfully Brunette.

35. Low Disloyalty.

36. Spotless Fresh Dogooders.

37. Stayin’ In.

38. Rational Against Me.

39. Riches.

40. Hate Always Lives.

Answers

1. New Moon.

2. Girl Crazy.

3. Anything Goes.

4. Lady in the Dark.

5. Allegro.

6. South Pacific.

7. Wonderful Town.

8. Me and Juliet.

9. My Fair Lady.

10. New Girl in Town.

11. Little Me.

12. She Loves Me.

13. Funny Girl.

14. Sweet Charity.

15. Hair.

16. Starlight Express.

17. Over Here.

18. Pacific Overtures.

19. The Robber Bridegroom.

20. Ain’t Misbehavin’.

21. Working.

22. Sophisticated Ladies.

23. City of Angels.

24. The Goodbye Girl.

25. Big.

26. Rent.

27. Here’s Love.

28. Triumph of Love.

29. Footloose.

30. Best Foot Forward.

31. Little Women.

32. Spring Awakening.

33. Once.

34. Legally Blonde.

35. High Fidelity.

36. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

37. Movin’ Out.

38. Crazy for You.

39. Rags.

40. Love Never Dies.