summer theater


Definition of summer theater

: a theater that presents several different plays or musicals during the summer

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Millennium Park is already packed with great things to do, but the agenda gets even fuller as the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) kicks off its summer theater celebration. Web Behrens,, "15 things to do with the kids July 15-21," 15 July 2019 Eight-year-old Jenna Campbell is making her stage debut as the youngest performer; stage veteran Anthony Alessandrini, 18, is returning to the Laurel Mill Playhouse stage in his last performance with the kids’ summer theater. Patti Restivo,, "Laurel Mill Playhouse’s ‘Fame Jr.’ is a showcase for emerging young talent," 8 Aug. 2019 The Daily Tidings reported Tuesday that the annual summer theater festival uses Ashland High School’s indoor theater when smoke shuts down its outdoor 1,190-seat outdoor venue. USA TODAY, "Big butter sculpture, sweet guitar, owl released: News from around our 50 states," 24 July 2019 Olivia Rodrigo as Nini Following a starring role in the Disney Channel comedy, Bizaardvark, Olivia has been cast as Nini, a high school junior trying to prove herself after coming home from summer theater camp. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Meet the Cast of "High School Musical: The Musical: The Series," the Very Meta Show Coming Soon to Disney+," 22 Mar. 2019 The summer theater production based on the 1988 film starring Tom Hanks will be presented July 19-20 at Homewood-Flossmoor High School. Ted Slowik, Daily Southtown, "Slowik: Homewood takes spotlight on 'WGN Morning News' live block party broadcast," 13 July 2018 The new Pegasus PlayLab, a summer theater festival dedicated to developing new plays by emerging playwrights, is underway at the University of Central Florida. Matthew J. Palm,, "New Pegasus PlayLab theater festival brings new works to UCF," 7 June 2018 Year-round arts classes, summer theater schools, and community education are in the mix – as are dynamic projects that develop new theater works. John Timpane,, "Surprise: There's good theater in the Philly suburbs," 13 Apr. 2018 This popular park’s attractions include high bluffs, sandy beaches, an 1860s lighthouse, a challenging 18-hole golf course, and professional summer theater performances. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Four Spots for the Perfect Scenic Photo," 13 Apr. 2018

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1761, in the meaning defined above

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