Can you get a perfect score on this musical films picture reveal game?

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Is music an important part of your life? Do you listen to songs from your favorite movie musicals on repeat? Play this game and see if you can identify these popular musicals!

The Sound of Music was originally titled Love Song. It was changed when the lawyer for composers Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein found dozens of copyrighted shows called Love Song and begged them to use something less susceptible to a lawsuit.

The original producer of West Side Story quit raising money for the show early in the development process because he thought tackling such serious topics was too risky for a Broadway musical. Luckily, another producer stepped in to take a chance on what would become one of the most successful musicals in Broadway history.

The chocolate river in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was actually made of real chocolate, water, and cream. It spoiled rather quickly and left a terrible smell. Most of the chocolate bars in the film were actually made of wood.

It took more than 20 years to convince the author of Mary Poppins to sell the movie rights. It was only in 1961 that she finally relented, mostly because she needed the money. The 2013 film, Saving Mr. Banks, dramatizes this behind-the-scenes story.

Audrey Hepburn was cast to play Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady.

A ton of songs from Fiddler on the Roof were deleted. The writers conceived around 50 individual numbers, though all but 15 wound up on the cutting room floor. A Butcher’s Soul and Dear Sweet Sewing Machine were among those discarded.

The Sweeney Todd story became widely known in 1785, when Todd’s premises were searched. Supposedly, enough property and clothing were found to indicate there had been at least 160 victims, making him one of the world’s most prolific serial killers.

Technicians built six animatronic flytraps of varying sizes for the Little Shop of Horrors. The smallest was a mere 4 inches tall and the largest stood over 12 feet in height. Used toward the climax of the movie, it required as many as 60 human operators.

In the Wizard of Oz, Toto reportedly earned $125 per week of filming—but each Munchkin actor just $50. Toto was played by a female dog named Terry.

All of the Grease cast was too old for high school! John Travolta was 23, Jeff Conaway was 26, and Stockard Channing was 33. The two closest to high school age were Lorenzo Lamas (Tom) and Dinah Manoff (Marty) - they were both 19.

An American in Paris won the Academy Award for Best Picture of 1951, captured five other Academy Awards, and was placed on most lists of best films for that year.

One minute of The Nightmare Before Christmas took about a week to shoot, and the entire movie took 3 years to complete. It took a lot of hard work to help Jack Skellington spread Christmas joy.

Mamma Mia! is based on the music of the Swedish pop group, ABBA. The movie made nearly $144 million at the U.S. box office, making it one of the highest-grossing live-action movie musicals in history. Only Grease, Chicago, and The Sound of Music have earned more.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show began as a way for Richard O’Brien “to spend winter evenings” when he wasn’t working as an actor. O’Brien poured his love of science fiction and horror films into the initial Rocky Horror songs, and eventually he showed the material to director Jim Sharman. Sharman liked it and convinced London’s Royal Court theater to give him a few weeks in the venue’s tiny Upstairs theater to stage a production.

Set primarily in the entry hall of a manor house, the film, 8 Women, recreates much of the play's original theatrical feel. It also serves as a pastiche of and homage to the history of film and the actresses' filmographies.

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