summer stock

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Definition of summer stock 

: theatrical productions of stock companies presented during the summer

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The prize included an internship at a summer stock theater in New York, and from there Reynolds’s career began to take off. Aja Romano, Vox, "Burt Reynolds, ’70s icon and movie star, is dead at 82," 6 Sep. 2018 Mercury was born when then-freshman, Brault and sophomore Marshall, who were expected to take part in some form of summer stock theater, decided to accomplish that task by forming their own theater group in Cleveland. Jeff Piorkowski/special To Cleveland.com, cleveland.com, "South Euclid's Mercury Theatre Co. celebrates 20 years; 'Pinocchio' starts new season June 1," 10 May 2018 The historic Ivoryton Playhouse is where Katharine Hepburn got her start in summer stock. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "27 Reasons This Part of the East Coast Is Being Dubbed "The New Hamptons"," 25 July 2017 Orson Welles, who attended prep school here for five years (his only extended bout of schooling), performed in the Opera House’s summer stock. Christopher Borrelli, chicagotribune.com, "Woodstock celebrates 25 years of living 'Groundhog Day' over and over," 2 Feb. 2018 Spanish stocks, one of the Heard on the Street’s summer stock picks, face headwinds. Richard Barley, WSJ, "Catalonia: A Headache for Spain, Not Europe," 2 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of summer stock

1884, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of summer stock was in 1884

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