opening night


: the evening when something (such as a play or concert) is performed in front of an audience for the first time
I have tickets for opening night.

Examples of opening night in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On Thursday, May 30, the mother-daughter duo supported the actress' friend Kristen Bell, 43, at the opening night of Reefer Madness: The Musical at The Whitley in Los Angeles. Becca Longmire, Peoplemag, 31 May 2024 In August, Auerbach and Carney played to a half-full Grandstand on opening night of the 2023 Minnesota State Fair. Ross Raihala, Twin Cities, 26 May 2024 The league's opening night comes on the heels of a record-breaking women's college basketball season during which more people watched the women's title game than the men's. Becky Sullivan, NPR, 14 May 2024 The stormy clouds outside the Palais might have dampened some spirits as the credits rolled on the opening night film of the 77th Cannes Film Festival. Ramin Setoodeh, Variety, 14 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for opening night 

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“Opening night.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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