as in prelude
a performance, activity, or event that precedes and sets the stage for the main event the opening of the performing arts center proved to be a curtain-raiser for the rebirth of the city's downtown

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“Curtain-raiser.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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