revue

noun
re·vue | \ri-ˈvyü \

Definition of revue 

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

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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 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 Under the Stars: Stairway to Paradise Transcendence Theatre Company presents an outdoor musical revue featuring classical and contemporary material. Chronicle Staff Report, San Francisco Chronicle, "Theater capsule reviews and listings, week of June 17," 14 June 2018 To most Alaskans, Mr. Whitekeys is probably best known as the former owner of one of Spenard's most iconic bars, the Fly By Night Club, and host of the Whale Fat Follies musical revue. Loren Holmes, Anchorage Daily News, "Discover Alaska’s songbirds with Mr. Whitekeys," 10 May 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 \

Kids Definition of revue

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

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