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Parts of performances

bill

noun

a list of events and performers at a concert, show etc

curtain call

noun

the time just after a play or show when the performers come to the front of the stage and the audience applauds

encore

noun

a short performance given after the main performance, because the audience asks for more

finale

noun

the last part of a performance, usually one that involves a lot of performers singing or dancing together

grand finale

noun

the last and most exciting part of a play, opera, or other entertainment, usually involving all the performers

intermission

noun

a short break in the middle of a play, film, concert etc

interval

noun

a short break between the parts of something such as a play or a concert

material

noun

an entertainer’s songs, jokes etc

opener

noun

the first act in a performance that has several acts

repertoire

noun

all the songs, pieces of music etc that a performer knows and is able to perform

repertory

noun

a repertoire

routine

noun

a set of things such as jokes or songs that a performer practises and uses regularly

set

noun

a series of songs that a band or singer plays or sings in a performance

set list

noun

a list of the tracks played by a band or a DJ during a particular performance or event

sketch

noun

a short funny scene that is performed within a longer show

star turn

noun

the most successful performer or performance in a show, especially the one that most people want to see

the top

noun

the beginning of an activity, especially a performance of something

turn

noun

a short performance consisting of a song, a piece of music, a series of jokes etc as part of a set of performances

the final curtain

the end of a performance in a theatre

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a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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