summer stock

summer stock
theatrical productions performed by a stock company during the summer
Hypernyms: ↑theatrical production, ↑staging

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ˌsummer ˈstock [summer stock] noun uncountable (NAmE)
the production of special plays and other entertainment in areas where people are on holiday/vacation

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  • Summer Stock — Infobox Film name = Summer Stock image size =144 px caption = director = Charles Walters producer = writer = starring = Judy Garland Gene Kelly Gloria DeHaven Marjorie Main Phil Silvers Eddie Bracken music = cinematography = editing = distributor …   Wikipedia

  • summer stock — 1. the production of plays, musical comedy, etc., during the summer, esp. in a suburban or resort area, often by a repertory company. 2. summer theaters collectively or their productions: Summer stock usually begins about June 1. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • summer stock — sum′mer stock′ n. 1) sbz the production of plays, musicals, etc., during the summer, esp. in a resort area, often by a repertory company 2) sbz summer theaters collectively or their productions • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • summer stock — noun Date: 1927 theatrical productions of stock companies presented during the summer …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • summer stock — noun Plays put on at theaters during the summer, especially outdoors and during the summer vacation …   Wiktionary

  • summer stock — Synonyms and related words: Broadway, burlesque, carnival, circus, drama, entertainment industry, legit, legitimate stage, off Broadway, off off Broadway, playland, repertory drama, show biz, show business, stage world, stagedom, stageland, stock …   Moby Thesaurus

  • summer stock — noun N. Amer. theatrical productions by a repertory company organized for the summer season, especially at holiday resorts …   English new terms dictionary

  • Summer Stock —    Voir La Vallée heureuse …   Dictionnaire mondial des Films

  • Summer stock theatre — Summer Stock is also the title of a 1950 musical motion picture starring Judy Garland. A summer stock theatre is a theatre that generally presents productions only in the summertime in the United States. The name combines the seasonal aspect with …   Wikipedia

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