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Hairspray Trivia Quiz

Test you knowledge of the original Broadway musical & the 2007 film version of the hit "Hairspray!"

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  1. Who directed the film by the same name that was later adapted into the stage musical version of "Hairspray?"
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    Robert Shaye
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    John Waters
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    John Walters
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    Harris Glenn Milstead
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    John Waters

    Waters wrote and directed the 1988 American dance comedy film "Hairspray."

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  2. Who choreographed the routines in the 2007 film version of Hairspray?
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    Jerry Mitchell
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    Leslie Dixon
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    Peggy Eisenhauer
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    Adam Shankman
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    Adam Shankman

    Hairspray is a 2007 musical romantic comedy film based on the 2002 Broadway musical of the same name, which in turn was based on John Waters's 1988 comedy film of the same name. Shankman actually not only choreographed the dances in the film, but also directed.

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  3. Who played the role of Link Larkin in the original Broadway production?
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    Ben James-Ellis
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    John Travolta
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    Matthew Morrison
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    Jack Chambers
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    Matthew Morrison

    About 5 years before Glee, Morrison starred in the Original Cast of the musical Hairspray as Link Larkin from its opening in 2002 through January 2004.

    Matthew Morrison
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  4. What is the name of Wilbur Turnblad's store?
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    Jitter's Joke Shop
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    Turnblad's Novelty & Joke Shop
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    Hardy-Har Hut
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    Ha Ha Hut
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    Hardy-Har Hut

    This is the shop that Wilbur runs in the 2007 film version of Hairspray. It's a joke & gag shop.

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  5. Who played the role of Tracy in the original Broadway production?
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    Marissa Jaret Winokur
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    Nikki Blonsky
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    Ricki Lake
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    Laura Bell Bundy
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    Marissa Jaret Winokur

    Winokur is an American actress known for her Tony-winning performance as Tracy Turnblad in the highly successful Broadway musical adaptation Hairspray.

    Marissa Jaret Winokur
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  6. What is the name of the owner of the "Ultra Clutch" company (the main sponsor of The Corny Collins Show) in the 2007 film?
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    Mr. George Flak
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    Mr. James Pinky
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    Paul Dooley
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    Harriman F. Spritzer
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    Harriman F. Spritzer

    Harriman F. Spritzer isthe name of the character that owns the "Ultra Clutch" company and is the main sponsor of The Corny Collins Show. Although he prefers to keep The Corny Collins Show segregated, he will follow public opinion if it increases sales. He was portrayed by Paul Dooley in the 2007 film.

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  7. Who played played The Dynamites in the original Broadway production?
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    Kerry Butler, Linda Hart, and Mary Bond Davis
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    Nadine Ellis, Arike Rice, and Tanee McCall
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    Kamilah Marshall, Shayna Steele, and Judine Richard
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    Hayley Podschun, J.P. Ferreri, and Laura Edwards
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    Kamilah Marshall, Shayna Steele, and Judine Richard

    The Dynamites are a fictional 60s girl group that sings on "Negro Day" on The Corny Collins Show. They are featured in the 2007 film and the Broadway musical.

    Kamilah Marshall, Shayna Steele, and Judine Richard
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  8. Who plays the role of Corny Collins in the 2007 film?
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    Clarke Thorell
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    Corey Gorewicz
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    Derek Hough
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    James Marsden
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    James Marsden

    Corny Collins is the host of The Corny Collins Show; his politically progressive attitudes lead him to fight his show's imposed segregation. Corny Collins is based upon Baltimore TV personality, Buddy Deane, who hosted a local teen dance show in the late 1950s and early 1960s. James Marsden beat out both Joey McIntyre and X-Men co-star Hugh Jackman for the part.

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  9. How many official productions of the musical Hairspray have taken place in the United States?
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    7
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    4
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    5
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    3
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    7

    There have been 7 total stage productions of Hairspray in the United States. These are; Seattle in 2002, Broadway also in 2002, a U.S. Tour in 2003, Las Vegas in 2006, the Hollywood Bowl in 2011, St. Louis in 2015, and a Live TV special in 2016.

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  10. Who played Velma Von Tussle in the 2007 film?
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    Linda Hart
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    Queen Latifah
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    Kristin Chenoweth
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    Michelle Pfeiffer
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    Michelle Pfeiffer

    Velma Von Tussle is the manager of station WYZT and a racist and sizeist. Velma is interested in keeping her daughter Amber in the spotlight and The Corny Collins Show segregated. The peculiarity of Michelle Pfeiffer and John Travolta appearing onscreen together (Travolta starred in Grease, Pfeiffer in Grease 2) was not lost on the production staff; as Travolta requested that Pfeiffer play the part of the villainess.

    Michelle Pfeiffer
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  11. Who played Seaweed J. Stubbs in the original Broadway production?
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    Corey Reynolds
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    Spencer Liff
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    Elijah Kelley
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    Tevin Campbell
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    Corey Reynolds

    Seaweed J. Stubbs is Maybelle's son and a skilled dancer who teaches Tracy some dance moves and falls in love with her friend, Penny. Corey Reynolds has appeared in many police dramas over the years such as, The Closer, CSI: Miami, NCIS, and NCIS: LA.

    Corey Reynolds
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  12. Which of these people did NOT have a cameo in the 2007 film?
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    Ricki Lake
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    Adam Shankman
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    John Waters
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    Matthew Morrison
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    Matthew Morrison

    John Waters makes a cameo (writer and director of the original 1988 film) as the "flasher who lives next door" during "Good Morning Baltimore." Ricki Lake makes a cameo (who played Tracy Turnblad in the original John Water's film) as William Morris Talent Agent #1 during "You can't Stop The Beat." Adam Shankman makes a cameo (choreographer/director of the 2007 film) as William Morris Talent Agent #2 during "You can't Stop The Beat." Matthew Morrison played Link Larkin in the original Broadway production, but did not have a cameo in the 2007 film.

    Matthew Morrison
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