theatergoer


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the·a·ter·go·er

 (thē′ə-tər-gō′ər)
n.
One who attends the theater.

the′a·ter·go′ing adj. & n.

the•a•ter•go•er

or the•a•tre•go•er

(ˈθi ə tərˌgoʊ ər, ˈθiə-)

n.
a person who goes to the theater, esp. often or regularly.
[1870–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.theatergoer - someone who attends the theatertheatergoer - someone who attends the theater  
audience - a gathering of spectators or listeners at a (usually public) performance; "the audience applauded"; "someone in the audience began to cough"
first-nighter - someone habitually a spectator at the openings of theatrical productions
groundling - in Elizabethan theater: a playgoer in the cheap standing section
looker, spectator, viewer, watcher, witness - a close observer; someone who looks at something (such as an exhibition of some kind); "the spectators applauded the performance"; "television viewers"; "sky watchers discovered a new star"
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Here, then, the mental state of the theatergoer is the center of attention.
And to be honest it wasn't because I was a dance lover, although I was already a dance fanatic of some five years standing, that I first went to the Piccadilly Theatre season, but more as a general theatergoer.
Enders centers her inquiry on the distinction between the spectator as physical theatergoer and as psychic onlooker.
I say imagine because my only previous experience with this particular work of Shakespeare -- as may be the case with many a theatergoer -- is the Julie Taymor film.
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A theatergoer could see 50 different ``Twelfth Nights'' and never again experience the kinds of details Carroll provides.
StageGrade's objective grades of plays and musicals have been regularly cited in the New York Times and other major media outlets, and have guided thousands of theatergoers to the shows they are most likely to enjoy.
Most of the marketing dollars I spend are for a quality postcard mailing to a few thousand theatergoers.
Organizers say this reflects a connection between avid theatergoers and avid readers, something they tapped into when they organized the club three years ago at the Off-Broadway theater.
With its fascinating, exquisitely drawn characters and almost operatic sweep, it's the kind of play serious theatergoers hunger for.
As many as five different shows, potentially from five different producers, can run concurrently in Dodger Stages, serving an audience of up to 2,000 theatergoers.
Theatergoers found that way more entertaining than the movie.