Doe, a deer, a female deer...93% of broadway fans don't know all these lyrics. The musical is a particularly American art form. They grew out of the vaudeville circuit, which combined comedy, drama, and music into a show that tons of people loved. What is it about musicals that is so compelling? Well, what musicals do that other forms of drama don't is that they make strong emotional moments - falling in love, hating someone enough to take their life, or finding out something new about yourself - and they turn them into song. And think about it - haven't you ever had an emotion so strong that you wanted to scream? Maybe it was a scream of joy, or maybe a scream of anguish - but screaming your emotions is just a short distance away from singing your emotions.
Music can capture the feeling of a moment in a way words never can, which is why a song can show your true emotions in a way a speech can't. If you love Broadway musicals, both on the stage and in the movies, you probably know your fair share of lyrics. But do you know ALL these musicals from decades of musical theater? If you've got it all covered, from Hammerstein to Hamilton, this is the quiz for you! Let’s Play