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!

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?

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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 [...]

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

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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 [...]

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All’s well that ends well Which shows have you seen that seemed to end a little too abruptly and conveniently? Tell us here!

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Welcome to the Theatre Dictionary’s conversation about the term deus ex machina. On deus ex machina’s official page, we explain that the Latin term translates as “god from the machine,” which has evolved to mean “not just a god saving the day, but any contrived ending that introduces a new element to solve the story’s [...]

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Welcome to the Theatre Dictionary’s conversation about the term double take. On double take’s official page, we have defined the term as “a character looks at something, then looks away, then realizes what he’s seen, and then looks back in surprise.” But now we want to know what the term double take means to you. [...]