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angle1 in journalism, the particular way in which an article is slanted, as for a specific audience. [2/10 definitions]
aside a comment made by an actor's character on stage that is heard by the audience but not, supposedly, by other characters. [1/6 definitions]
auditorium a large room in which performances, speeches, and the like are given in front of an audience, or a building housing such a space.
backstage to or in the areas of a theater stage that are not visible to the audience, esp. the wings and dressing rooms. [3/4 definitions]
biopic a biographical film or television program often containing scenes that are fictional in order to fill out the plot and add drama, humor, or suspense to make the real life subject compelling to an audience.
Blue Man Group a creative organization that provides performance-art theater in the form of a trio of blue-painted entertainers who incorporate such elements as food, odd props, rock music, and audience participation into their show.
box office the power of a show or its performers to attract an audience. [1/3 definitions]
cliff-hanger a dramatic production, esp. a serial, in which the audience is held in suspense at the end of each installment. [1/2 definitions]
concert a musical or dance performance before an audience; recital. [1/3 definitions]
downstage the front portion of a stage, closest to the audience or camera. [1/3 definitions]
draw something that draws an audience; attraction. [1/19 definitions]
drawing card something or someone, such as a well-known entertainer, that attracts a large audience, patronage, or the like.
durbar an official reception or public audience by an Indian prince or British governor, or the hall in which the reception is held. [1/2 definitions]
encore once more; again (as a call by an audience for a continuation of a performance). [3 definitions]
epilogue a short speech delivered to the audience at the end of a play by one of the cast. [1/2 definitions]
gladiator a man in ancient Rome who fought, often to the death and usu. under compulsion, for the amusement of an audience. [1/3 definitions]
happening a performance or drama that develops spontaneously and involves audience participation. [1/2 definitions]
hear to give formal audience to, esp. in a court of law. [1/7 definitions]
hokum in a dramatic or written work, crude, trite, or mawkish material intended to arouse an emotional response from the audience or reader. [1/2 definitions]
host1 a person who presides over a large gathering and often performs the function of introducing people to an audience; master of ceremonies. [1/5 definitions]
house the audience at a public event. [1/13 definitions]