the·​ater·​go·​er | \ ˈthē-ə-tər-ˌgō-ər How to pronounce theatergoer (audio) \

Definition of theatergoer

: a person who frequently goes to the theater

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theatergoing \ ˈthē-​ə-​tər-​ˌgō-​iŋ How to pronounce theatergoing (audio) , -​gȯ(-​)iŋ \ noun or adjective

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But theatergoers with general admission tickets must scurry about the promenade area as the performers boisterously invade a space outfitted with kiddie pools, benches, fairy lights and even a tiki bar that serves alcoholic refreshments. Charles Mcnulty,, "'Pirates of Penzance,' with a piña colada: Gilbert & Sullivan plays as interactive party," 26 Jan. 2018 Plus, the musical may be too quirky for some Broadway theatergoers, professionals say. Charles Passy, WSJ, "Teen Hit ‘Be More Chill’ Hopes to Age Well on Broadway," 1 Oct. 2018 Later on, the theatergoers become something like a live studio audience for a TV show, as the hype man riles up the theater patrons. Chloe Schama, Vogue, "A New Theatrical Adaptation of Network Is All About the Rage," 7 Dec. 2018 Through these kinds of watch-and-rate deals, some theatergoers — thanks to retirement, or sheer determination — are able to see upward of five shows a week. Aja Romano, Vox, "Gettin’ the Band Back Together is a giant musical comedy dad joke. To hate it is to hate joy.," 28 Aug. 2018 The production of what might be Rogers and Hammerstein’s most famous musical is pointedly not delivering what theatergoers might expect. Adam Rathe, Town & Country, "This Revival of Oklahoma! Is the Hottest Ticket in New York City," 30 Oct. 2018 Ultimately, any issue surrounding the speech likely goes unnoticed by theatergoers, said Victoria Cairl, a senior vice president with Show-Score, a website that tracks reviewer and audience response to productions. Charles Passy, WSJ, "Broadway Producer Hits a Bad Note With Critics Over Intro Speech," 15 Aug. 2018 And at Harriett’s Bar, where theatergoers at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center sip wine at intermission. Matthew J. Palm,, "Outspoken and stylish, Harriett Lake was devoted to the arts," 10 July 2018 The show begins with players and theatergoers alike assembled in the same open space. Ben Brantley, New York Times, "Review: Reliving Those Arabian Nights in ‘Pay No Attention to the Girl’," 2 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of theatergoer

1870, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of theatergoer was in 1870

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English Language Learners Definition of theatergoer

: a person who often goes to the theater to see plays

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