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first-nighter

n
(Theatre) a member of an opening night audience, esp one who habitually attends first nights
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first′-night′er



n.
a person who attends the first night of a theatrical or other production.
[1880–85]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.first-nighter - someone habitually a spectator at the openings of theatrical productions
playgoer, theatergoer, theatregoer - someone who attends the theater
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Translations

first-nighter

[ˈfɜːstˈnaɪtəʳ] Nestrenista mf
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Starring comic actors Bert Lahr and Tom Ewell, the production defies the well-to-do first-nighters' expectations of a riotous comedy.
"You guys ready to get unchained?" Tarantino yelled out to the Ziegfeld Theater first-nighters, who cheered and didn't stop cheering until the credits roiled.
Elaine serves as co-president of the First-Nighters of Yorktown, Inc., a parent support group for performing arts in Yorktownschools.