cattle call


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cattle call

n. Informal
An audition in which a large number of often inexperienced actors or performers try out.

cat′tle call`



n. Slang.
a theatrical audition at which many performers are seen only briefly, often in groups.
[1950–55]
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Exclusive auditions were first held and when the production needed more people, a cattle call (open auditions) was conducted.
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