Thursday, September 8, 2011

Answer to around the globe musicals quiz

So I stayed up to 3 a.m. trying to find musicals that match a list of countries for a Musicals Across the Map quiz. I got almost all of them, although I had to dip into the world of operetta (albeit Broadway operetta.) Rather than let all that work go to waste, I'm posting the list here for you, my Facebook and blog friends.

England – Darling of the Day
Wales – A Time for Singing
Scotland -- Brigadoon
Ireland -- Donnybrook
Sweden – A Little Night Music
Norway – Song of Norway
Denmark – Rockabye Hamlet
Germany -- Cabaret
The Netherlands -- ???
Italy – Bravo, Giovanni
France – Can-Can
Austria – Sound of Music
Switzerland – Heidi (Neil Simon, Carolyn Leigh wrote it in the late 1950s; Samuel French has it)
Spain – Man of La Mancha
Portugal – Candide (in part)
Greece – Boys from Syracuse
Crete – Zorba
Poland -- Metro (really obscure)
Hungary – She Loves Me
Bulgaria – Chocolate Soldier (?)
Russia – Fiddler on the Roof
The Ukraine: A Day in Hollywood, a Night in the Ukraine
Israel – Milk and Honey
Iraq -- Kismet
India – Bombay Dreams
Thailand – King and I
China – Chee Chee (Rodgers and Hart)
Japan – Pacific Overtures
Vietnam – Miss Saigon
Singapore – Song of Singapore (an off-Broadway spoof)
Australia – Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Polynesia – South Pacific
The Philippines -- ???
Egypt -- Nefertiti
South Africa – Lost in the Stars
Uganda --- Book of Mormon
Nigeria – Fela!
Morocco – Desert Song
Argentina -- Evita
Brazil -- Sarava
Canada (Quebec) – Happy Time
Canada (Saskatchewan) – Rose Marie
Canada (Alberta) ???
Canada (Prince Edward Island) – Anne of Green Gables
Canada (Yukon Territory)-- Foxy
The West Indies – House of Flowers
Jamaica -- Jamaica
Cuba – Guys and Dolls (in part)
Mexico – Rio Rita
Panama – Panama Hattie

    1 comment:

    Chris Caggiano said...

    Excellent job. Some other possibilities, and some blanks filled in:

    The Netherlands - Yours, Anne OR The Red Mill
    Switzerland - Strike Up the Band
    Bulgaria - The Chocolate Soldier(!)
    The Philippines - Florodora
    Canada (Alberta) - Bash'd
    Poland - The People in the Picture

    Thanks for taking the quiz

    Chris (