dinner theater


Definition of dinner theater 

: a restaurant in which a play is presented after the meal is over

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Life at the beach is, like, party, party, party, O.K.?’ In a 1984 Vanity Fair profile, Whoopi Goldberg talked about her difficulties getting cast in dinner theaters early in her career. Aisha Harris, New York Times, "When Black Performers Use Their ‘White Voice’," 10 July 2018 In recent years, Hunter appeared in dinner theaters and organized film projects. Shawn Marsh, chicagotribune.com, "Actor Tab Hunter, star of 'Damn Yankees!' movie, dies age 86," 9 July 2018 In recent years, Hunter appeared in dinner theaters and organized film projects. NBC News, "Tab Hunter, star of 'Damn Yankees!' and gay icon, dies at 86," 9 July 2018 Griswold Middle School's exploratory team gave family and friends a musical (and tasty) walk down memory lane, on March 22, with its third annual dinner theater production, held at the GMS cafeteria. Courant Community, "GMS Serves Up Musical Memories At Dinner Theater," 3 Apr. 2018 The 35,000-square-foot dinner theater was a passion project for the 79-year-old Stevens, an entertainment venue where the multi-Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter and comedian could perform onstage each week without straying too far from home. Isaac Weeks, Billboard, "Ray Stevens Is Latest Country Star to Launch Own Venue With His CabaRay Showroom," 9 June 2018 Elaine’s offers dinner theater, starting with Zombie Beach Party (through mid-July) (609-884-1199, elainescapemay.com). John Timpane, Philly.com, "The plays and musicals to see in Philadelphia this summer: Aladdin, PA Shakespeare, more," 30 May 2018 Her mother is the director of public relations at Westchester Broadway Theater, a dinner theater in Elmsford, N.Y. New York Times, "Jamie Haas, Adam Brown," 20 May 2018 The 11th-century vibe celebrated the groundbreaking of Medieval Times, a dinner theater that still packs them in after 35 years and nearly 100,000 shows in the U.S. Scott Craven, azcentral, "Medieval Times breaks ground in Phoenix, to open in 2019," 6 Apr. 2018

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1959, in the meaning defined above

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: a restaurant in which a play is presented after the meal is over

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exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

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