from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Theatrical productions of stock companies presented during the summer.

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  • n. Plays put on at theaters during the summer, especially outdoors and during the summer vacation.

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  • n. theatrical productions performed by a stock company during the summer


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  • I directed a summer stock company when I was a little boy in Red Bank, New Jersey; I also directed some theatre in the borscht belt and was a drummer-comic there.

    The Movie Business Book, Third Edition

  • They had attended a summer stock production of Cyrano de Bergerac at Elitch’s Gardens.

    Plain Language

  • “Randolph Lawrence (a nom de guerre?), summer stock actor, the Ramona Pageant, August 30, 1922.

    The Big Nowhere


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