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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Welcome to the Theatre Dictionary’s conversation about the term chewing the scenery. On chewing the scenery’s official page, we define the term as “to overact or act in a way that is distracting.” But now we want to know what the term chewing the scenery means to you. You can use the comments section to […]

Welcome to the Theatre Dictionary’s conversation about the term Child Wrangler. On Child Wrangler’s official page, our friends at The Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts defined a child wrangler as “a designated supervisor of child actors during a show, ensuring their safety and readiness.” But now we want to know what Child Wrangler means […]

Welcome to the Theatre Dictionary’s conversation about the term claque. On claque’s official page, we define the term as an organized group of professional applauders. But now we want to know what the term claque means to you. You can use the comments section to tell us. — Have you ever been in the audience […]

Welcome to the Theatre Dictionary’s conversation about the term Commedia dell’arte. On Commedia dell’arte’s official page, we have defined the term as “light entertainment based on the craft of improvisation.” But now we want to know what the term Commedia dell’arte means to you. You can use the comments section to tell us. — What […]