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Trivia: Do You Know the Moulin Rouge! The Musical Cast Recording?

Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Moulin Rouge! The Musical and its music mash-up marvel is taking up residence at the Des Moines Civic Center August 20 - September 1.

Test your knowledge of this loaded cast recording before you experience the glitz and glamour in person. But, be warned… some out-of-context spoilers may be ahead. 

1. Moulin Rouge! The Musical includes how many total songs?

a. 50          b. 60        

c. 70          d. 80 


2. Which iconic Elvis Presley song makes an appearance in Moulin Rouge! The Musical?

 a. Burning Love         b. Love Me Tender

c. Heartbreak Hotel    d. Can’t Help Falling In Love


3. Satine’s introduction number “The Sparkling Diamond” does NOT include which song?

 a. Single Ladies, Beyoncé       b. Chandelier, Sia

c. Material Girl, Madonna.        d. Diamonds, Rihanna


4.
 What is the first song heard in Moulin Rouge! The Musical?

a. Lady Marmalade, Labelle      b. Because We Can, Fatboy Slim

c. Hips Don’t Lie, Shakira         d. Lets Dance, David Bowie


5. H
ow long is the opening number “Welcome to the Moulin Rouge!”?

 a. Just over 7 minutes      b. Just under 8 minutes

c. Just over 8 minutes       d. Just under 9 minutes

 
6. The motto of Moulin Rouge! The Musical, “Truth Beauty Freedom Love”, is also a mash-up sung by which characters?

a. Christian, Santiago, and Toulouse-Lautrec      b. Harold Zidler, Christian, and the Duke    

c. Satine and the Moulin Rouge! Girls                d.The Lady Marmalade Girls

 

7. Moulin Rouge! The Musical features how many original songs created for the 2001 film? 

a. None     b. 1

c. 2           d. 3

 
8. Katy Perry’s “Firework” is sung as a ballad by which character?

a. Christian      b. The Duke

c. Santiago      d. Satine

 

9. What is the first song heard at the top of Act 2?

a. Toxic, Britney Spears           b. Seven Nation Army, White Stripes

c. Bad Romance, Lady Gaga     d. Tainted Love, Soft Cell

 
10. The final song heard during the encore of Moulin Rouge! The Musical is…

a. Because We Can, Fatboy Slim                       b. Lady Marmalade, Labelle

c. Burning Down the House, Talking Heads         d. Ride wit Me, Nelly

 

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 And the answers are…

  1. c (70)
  2. d (Can’t Help Falling In Love)
  3. b (Chandelier)
  4. a (Lady Marmalade)
  5. b (Just under 8 minutes)
  6. a (Christian, Santiago, Toulouse-Lautrec)
  7. c (2)
  8. d (Satine)
  9. c (Bad Romance)
  10. a (Because We Can)

It’s true! Out of 70 total songs, only two are originals, and they come straight from the 2001 movie. Moulin Rouge! The Musical is two hours and 30 minutes of glitz, glamour and romance, but also many songs you will recognize and love!

Do you need some more time to study before you see the show? Check out the Grammy-winning original Broadway cast recording.

Broadway Cast Recording

Still need tickets? Grab some friends and check out the current group deals for Moulin Rouge! The Musical.

 

Moulin Rouge! The Musical Group Deals

Week 1: Groups of 10+ save 10% on select performances.

Week 2: Groups of 8+ save 20%. Must book by July 15!

Call 515-246-2300 Monday-Thursday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. to book your block!

Or, buy single tickets to Des Moines’ most spectacular night out!

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How to Purchase Tickets: While the lobby is closed, you can still easily purchase your tickets or address any ticket-related needs by visiting our website at DMPA.org or by calling our ticket office at (515) 246-2300. Our friendly staff is ready to assist you with any inquiries or purchases over the phone.

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