What kind of hound dog are you?


Nova Y. Payton, Levi Kreis and E. Faye Butler in a promotional image for Smokey Joe’s Café–The Songs of Leiber and Stoller at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater April 25-June 8, 2014. (Tony Powell/ Arena Stage)

What kind of hound dog are you?

A. Cryin’ all the time

B. Ain’t never caught a rabbit

C. Ain’t no friend of mine

D. Ain’t nothin’ but

They said you were high class.

True or false?

So such a quiz might begin on Buzzfeed or some other pop-culture Web site trying to get you to click click click away.

In honor of “Smokey Joe’s Café” beginning performances at Arena Stage on April 25, here is a quiz that instead picks your brain about the work of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, on whose timeless songs the musical revue is based.

You won’t learn anything about yourself except how much you remember these classic oldies, incorporated in the jukebox musical directed by Randy Johnson, who took Arena’s “A Night with Janis Joplin” to Broadway, and featuring Tony Award winner Levi Kreis and Helen Hayes Award winners E. Faye Butler and Nova Y. Payton. As in life, there may be more than one correct answer to each question.

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