Topic: On Stage

AvenueQ

It’s 11 o’clock: Do you know where your showstoppers are? Can you name some 11 o’clock numbers from Broadway musicals? Have you performed in an 11 o’clock number yourself? Tell us about it here!

ad-lib-screencap

What’s that you’re saying? Have you ever ad libbed in a show? Or seen a perform ad lib during a performance? Tell us here!

ad-lib-screencap

Welcome to the Theatre Dictionary’s conversation about the term ad lib. On ad lib’s official page, we define the term as “speaking in character, but without using dialogue officially written in a script.” But now we want to know what ad libbing means to you. You can use the comments section to tell us. – [...]

blocking

Should I stay or should I go Have you ever argued with a director over your character’s blocking? Tell us here!

blocking

Welcome to the Theatre Dictionary’s conversation about the term blocking. On blocking’s official page, we define the term as a set of predetermined movements for actors onstage. But now we want to know what the term blocking means to you. You can use the comments section to tell us. – As a performer, have you [...]

Character Shoe

Put on your dancin’ shoes! Have you used character shoes? What’s it like?Tell us here!

Cheating Out

Look over here! (Sort of!) Have you had an experience on stage with Cheating Out? Tell us about it here!

chewing.scenery

Putting the ham in Hamlet… and lots of other shows Have you ever seen a famous performer totally overact on stage?

chewing.scenery

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 [...]

TDF.commedia

Send in the clowns–the hilariously outrageous ones Have you ever performed in a Commedia dell’arte-style show? Tell us here!