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AvenueQ

Welcome to the Theatre Dictionary’s conversation about the term 11 o’clock number. On 11 o’clock number’s official page, we collaborated with our friends at Avenue Q to tell you it’s the big crowd pleasing number that happens at the end of a musical. But now we want to know what the term 11 o’clock number [...]

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Welcome to the Theatre Dictionary’s conversation about the term applied theatre. On applied theatre’s official page, we define the term as “what happens when a group of people working in community use the techniques of drama and theatre to address an issue of social concern.” But now we want to know what applied theatre means [...]

black box

Welcome to the Theatre Dictionary’s conversation about the term black box. On black box’s official page, our friends at Soho Rep defined black box as “a small theatre that is infinitely changeable”. But now we want to know what Scottish Play means to you. You can use the comments section to – suggest additional definitions [...]

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Welcome to the Theatre Dictionary’s conversation about the term booth. On booth’s official page, we have defined the term as “the area of the theatre where lights, sound, backstage communication and other technical elements are controlled during the show.” But now we want to know what the term booth means to you. You can use [...]

break.leg

Welcome to the Theatre Dictionary’s conversation about the term break a leg. On break a leg’s official page, we define the term as “theatre slang for good luck” since actually saying “good luck” is considered unlucky. But now we want to know what the term break a leg means to you. You can use the [...]

callback

Welcome to the Theatre Dictionary’s conversation about the term callback. On callback’s official page, we define the term as “a followup audition where an actor gets another chance to impress and, hopefully, land a role.” But now we want to know what the term callback means to you. You can use the comments section to [...]

Cattle Call

Welcome to the Theatre Dictionary’s conversation about the term cattle call. On cattle call’s official page, our friends at Stella Adler Studio of Acting define the term as “theatre slang used when a large number of actors attend an open audition for parts in a play, movie, or other production.” But now we want to [...]

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Welcome to the Theatre Dictionary’s conversation about the term Catwalk. On Catwalk’s official page, our friends at Geva Theatre Company tell us that the term means “an elevated walkway used to access sound and lighting equipment during theatre performances.” But now we want to know what the term Catwalk means to you. You can use [...]

Character Shoe

Welcome to the Theatre Dictionary’s conversation about the term Character Shoe. On Character Shoe’s official page, we defined the term as “a neutral shoe worn by female ensemble members in a musical.” But now we want to know what Character Shoe means to you. You can use the comments section to – suggest additional definitions [...]

Cheating Out

Welcome to the Theatre Dictionary’s conversation about the term Cheating Out. On Cheating Out’s official page, we define the term as “when actors move their bodies on stage so the audience can see their faces.” But now we want to know what the theatre term Cheating Out means to you. You can use the comments [...]