community theater

noun

US
1
: the activity of acting in or producing a play in a theater for enjoyment and not as a job
He's done school plays and community theater.
a community theater group/production
2
: the plays produced by community theater
She spends her free time acting in community theater.
3
: a small theater where community theater is performed
performing at the local community theater

Examples of community theater in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Soon, that initial music interest turned into piano lessons, community theater and her own experiments. Britt Julious, Chicago Tribune, 7 May 2024 The Hill family of 7 would act and sing in dozens of community theater productions together as the kids grew up. Kayla Dwyer, The Indianapolis Star, 3 Apr. 2024 My parents were actors themselves and did a lot of community theater. Hedy Phillips, Peoplemag, 20 Mar. 2024 His father, Bill Lewis, owned a kosher catering business, and his mother, Blanche (Goldberg) Lewis, acted in community theater, specializing in the Jewish mother characters in Neil Simon plays. Clay Risen, New York Times, 29 Feb. 2024 In addition to celebrating a legendary run, The Fantasticks became a staple of regional and community theater. Ew Staff, EW.com, 16 Oct. 2023 Old Town Temecula has a historic feel and a community theater that hosts comedy shows, tribute bands, jazz concerts, and more. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 31 Oct. 2023 Smith said Innovation community theater aims to lower the barriers for parents and their children, as well as people with little experience, to get involved. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Oct. 2023 Finding a way to help Beatrice tell the story to itself became the next challenge, and so the idea of a community theater performance was born. Nanfu Wang, The Hollywood Reporter, 2 June 2023

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“Community theater.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/community%20theater. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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