legitimate theater


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legitimate theater

Professional, high-quality theater, as opposed to vaudeville or burlesque.
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CTA represents more than 100 actors, designers, directors, and choreographers in the legitimate theater, film, television, commercial, industrial, and voiceover businesses.
April De Angelis' comic "Playhouse Creatures" - first performed in 1993 but later expanded in scope - explores the seamier side of Restoration theater, in which actresses such as Nell Gwyn fought to be seen as legitimate theater professionals and not as rich men's playthings.
In 1961, the Fisher brothers took on a $3 million renovation to remodel and convert the movie house into luxurious legitimate theater.
Such an original juxtaposition of jazz with the serious or legitimate theater in America will not be found in any other comparable study on theater, although sociological themes are explored in volumes such as Culture Makers: Urban Performance and Literature in the 1920s by Amy Koritz (2008), who links dance, drama and literature to the changes in society, or Dennis Kennedy's The Spectator and the Spectacle: Audience in Modernity and Postmodernity (2009), a study that extends well beyond the Broadway audiences of the twenties into Europe and the late twentieth century.
500 car parking garage, 70 retail businesses, city & state courthouses, 1200 seat legitimate theater are all within walking distance.
Now best known for opera libretti co-authored with Michel Carre, like Gounod's Faust or Thomas' Mignon, (Paul-) Jules Barbier (1825-1901) made his debut in legitimate theater.
My Bare Lady'' (a brassiere is tastefully slung over its logo) features porn stars competing for the opportunity to go to London and humiliate themselves in the world of legitimate theater, a wickedly sinister conceit that allows viewers to both ogle and laugh at essentially clueless young women.
To me, legitimate theater is whatever Black people say that it is," says King (right).
But Chicago still has seventy or so gay bars, three bath houses (the same number for decades), two thriving gay newspapers and a bar magazine rich with ads, a gay square dance club, gay and lesbian athletic teams, a lesbian and two gay men's choruses, a gay porno theater, a legitimate theater that regularly stages gay-themed plays, and a GLBT lending and research library that's the repository of the papers of some important people.
Clarification that only legitimate theater use or non-profit live performances arts uses would qualify a property owner to build additional floor area as a bonus for constructing theater space.
This article is an attempt to unpack the cultural significance of the charity benefit--for Dublin, for Ireland, and for the legitimate theater, but most of all for the women who were caught up in it as benefactors and patients, spectators and actresses, patrons and "proper Objects.