summer stock


: theatrical productions of stock companies presented during the summer

Examples of summer stock in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One reason the summer stock market rally is cooling: Mixed signals on inflation. WSJ, 11 Aug. 2023 Her third and last performance as Emily is in a Michigan summer stock production, in a town called Tom Lake. Priscilla Gilman,, 3 Aug. 2023 Because of their cold-weather hardiness, mums require a slightly different care routine than your standard summer stock like begonias and petunias. Kate McGregor, House Beautiful, 20 July 2023 Garner started out working in the costume department at various summer stock theatres before getting her big break in Zoya after moving to New York City. Vulture, 11 June 2023 Optimistic outlook The rosy take on summer stock is in keeping with Bank of America’s balanced stance on the economy. Eleanor Pringle, Fortune, 19 Apr. 2023 But classic summer stock? David Lyman, The Enquirer, 30 June 2022 Born in 1936 in Chicago, Golonka began acting in her early teens, eventually joining a summer stock theatre company, then studying at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago before moving to New York City and studying under theater greats Lee Strasberg, Sanford Meisner, and Uta Hagen. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, 2 June 2021 Larson, who resides in Los Angeles, said she’s seen nearly every iteration possible of the iconic production — from world tours to high school and summer stock theater, to workshops alongside her writer and composer brother., 12 Oct. 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of summer stock was in 1884

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“Summer stock.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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