revue

noun
re·​vue | \ ri-ˈvyü How to pronounce revue (audio) \

Definition of revue

: a theatrical production consisting typically of brief loosely connected often satirical skits, songs, and dances

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Per The Hollywood Reporter, the number was inspired by the long-running San Francisco musical revue show Beach Blanket Babylon, in which performers dress up as characters and perform satirical songs riffing on contemporary pop culture. Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Why the 2019 Oscars Don't Have a Host—And the Disaster That Ensued Last Time It Happened," 24 Feb. 2019 The three-hour musical revue will be performed May 18 at AD Players George Theater, 5420 Westheimer Road, Houston. Karen Zurawski, Houston Chronicle, "Katy couple use musical revue to entertain, teach," 15 May 2018 And though the models who followed didn’t join in on an all-singing, all-dancing revue, a jubilant energy carried through. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Cara Delevingne Opens Balmain With a Lip-Synched Tribute to Prince," 28 Sep. 2018 Under the Stars: Stairway to Paradise Transcendence Theatre Company presents an outdoor musical revue featuring classical and contemporary material. SFChronicle.com, "Theater capsule reviews and listings, week of July 1," 28 June 2018 Under the Stars: Stairway to Paradise Transcendence Theatre Company presents an outdoor musical revue featuring classical and contemporary material. SFChronicle.com, "Theater capsule reviews and listings, week of July 1," 28 June 2018 Swingin’ Blue Stars of the USS Hornet: Annual Memorial Day Weekend Salute to Veterans USO variety show revue returns for their 8th annual appearance at the Firehouse with a salute to veterans of all ages with songs from the 40s and 50s. Chronicle Staff Report, San Francisco Chronicle, "Memorial Day and other events listings," 17 May 2018 Lodge expansions added room for musical revues, weddings and, thanks to a recent addition of audio-visual services, corporate retreats. Mary Bergin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Built by the CCC, lodges in Illinois parks continue to serve as cozy getaways," 10 May 2018 The action in Jackson will be concentrated at four downtown venues in the city of 33,000, with the Don Was revue set for July 15. Brian Mccollum, Detroit Free Press, "Concert of Colors sets dates, announces sister festival in Jackson," 25 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of revue

1872, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for revue

French, from Middle French reveue review — more at review

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revue

noun

English Language Learners Definition of revue

: a show in a theater that includes funny songs, dances, short plays, etc., usually about recent events

revue

noun
re·​vue | \ ri-ˈvyü How to pronounce revue (audio) \

Kids Definition of revue

: a show in a theater consisting usually of short and often funny sketches and songs

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