opening night


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Noun1.opening night - the first performance (as of a theatrical production)opening night - the first performance (as of a theatrical production); "the opening received good critical reviews"
start - the beginning of anything; "it was off to a good start"

opening night

noun first night, debut, premiere, launch, first showing, first performance The play was a triumph from its opening night.
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opening night

n (Theatre) → prima
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So much interest in the enterprise had been aroused, at home and abroad, by profuse advertising, that the whole accommodation of the building had been secured by travellers of all nations for the opening night.
His opening night was in Salem, before an audience of five hundred people, and with Mrs.
It was late on the opening night when he returned to Alcala.
Domingo didn't even realize how close he was to breaking the record until his 11th opening night, something he could have never anticipated.
The MiFo LGBT Film Festival opening night will begin at 8pm at the historic Scottish Rite Temple on the Miami River with the screening of the opening night film, "Handsome Devil," followed by the Official Opening Night Party with filmmakers and talent to kickoff the 10-day event.
The Broadway musical "Bright Star" had a couple of unannounced cast members for its opening night performance: Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, who wrote the show, joined the actors for curtain call.
I came up through the trap door - the biggest audience of my life and it was their opening night, our opening night, and almost my closing one.
A CHOIR formed by council workers for a reality TV programme is set to appear at a major festival, performing at the opening night gala.
Tonight is the opening night of The Death of Klinghoffer, the Metropolitan Opera's production of the controversial opera about the 1985 hijacking of an Italian cruise ship by the Palestinian Liberation Front and the murder of Leon Klinghoffer, a wheelchair-bound Jewish passenger.
Saturday -- Ski Ward, Shrewsbury, opening night of Winter Rail Jam and Air Bag Series, rail jam, 5 p.
New York, Aug 5 ( ANI ): American singer-songwriter Lenny Kravitz is set to headline the opening ceremony of the 2013 US Open, and will appear in the opening night ceremony at Arthur Ashe Stadium at Flushing Meadows on August 26.
MERSEYSIDE actress Claire Sweeney was among celebrity guests at the opening night of a West End show.