curtain speech

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curtain speech

n.
A speech addressed to an audience from the performance space, as by a representative of the production company, before or after a performance.

curtain speech

n
1. (Theatre) a talk given in front of the curtain after a stage performance, often by the author or an actor
2. (Theatre) the final speech of an act or a play
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In return, the credit union's name will be "everywhere," Cadman said, on the sign, tickets, posters, marketing campaigns, social media, curtain speeches.
I'll Go On" starts out with a chuckle: McGovern summons a wandering spotlight to his little corner of the stage, where he delivers the curtain speech to end all curtain speeches.
The show was a success from the start, and by the time it reached Jackson, the demands for Russell to make curtain speeches had become so common that she frequently broke her own rule not to sing by performing one or two of her favorite songs.
Should we begin our curtain speeches in 60 percent light, wearing 60 percent of a costume as visible manifestations of what their ticket purchase buys--reminding them of the pivotal role of funding (government included) in bringing the lights to full or the costume to completion?
Contemporary audiences are used to marketing messages before shows, whether that's curtain speeches before concerts or trailers before movies," Baker says.
That is how he was remembered in various London curtain speeches May 22.
After one of her premieres at Covent Garden, she made one of the shortest curtain speeches ever: `Ladies and Gentlemen,' de Valois said, `It takes more than one person to make a balled' And then she sat down.