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

  • n. One who attends the theater.

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  • n. One who attends a performance at a theater, who goes to a theater.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who attends the theater


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  • PESCA: Matthews is exactly the kind of theatergoer, which is to say usually a non-theatergoer, who will make or break this production.

    Vince Lombardi Takes The Stage With A New Play

  • BOOTS WERE MADE FOR TALKIN': The release of "Puss in Boots" is so far off (November), the studio must begin assaulting the kids' (and big kids') sensibilities now, stoking that theatergoer fire for months.

    NEW 'PUSS IN BOOTS' TRAILER: 5 Reasons Why Hollywood So Knows What It's Doing

  • And it succeeded beyond the wildest hopes of this theatergoer and, I suspect, the hopes of just about everyone who packed Berkeley Rep's Roda Theatre for their recent opening.

    Leo Stutzin: 'Wild Bride' At The Berkeley Rep: Serious Enchantment

  • However, I cannot call you the perfect theatergoer dear sir/madam.

    Cara Joy David: That Thing in Your Pants

  • Apparently some people are uncomfortable by the thought that gentrification has a down side, but if this is a majority of his audience, Mr. Hoch appears to draw many a theatergoer who has never heard of Harold Pinter much less Sarah Kane.

    Bring Out Your Dead

  • While directing "The Merchant of Venice" on Broadway last season, Daniel Sullivan recalls hearing one bewildered theatergoer ask another, "Are they going to talk like this all night?"

    The Short List

  • Two summers ago, Mr. Meyer, himself an avid theatergoer, pitched the idea of 7 p.m. curtain times when speaking to a group of producers and Broadway League affiliates, arguing that the move would address what he found to be increasingly tepid pre-theater dinner business by allowing audiences to eat at a reasonable hour after the show.

    On Broadway, 7 p.m. Is New 8 p.m.

  • I don't believe it, said Helen Seeherman , a theatergoer from the Upper West Side sitting at a table on the Times Square pedestrian mall.

    Rare Pre-Halloween Snow Predicted

  • Mixing elements of both science fiction and horror the results of which are of something quite different than what your basic theatergoer may be expecting.! » 2010 » June

  • I suspect that the first half of "Look Back in Anger" is too deeply rooted in its time and place ever to be fully intelligible to the ordinary American theatergoer.

    Still Angry After All These Years


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