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"
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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. Henry only obtained one of the small rooms on the upper floor, by a lucky accident--the absence of the gentleman who had written to engage it.
His opening night was in Salem, before an audience of five hundred people, and with Mrs.
Already they had hired a big hall, with some of the brewer's money, and every night Jurgis brought in a dozen new members of the "Doyle Republican Association." Pretty soon they had a grand opening night; and there was a brass band, which marched through the streets, and fireworks and bombs and red lights in front of the hall; and there was an enormous crowd, with two overflow meetings--so that the pale and trembling candidate had to recite three times over the little speech which one of Scully's henchmen had written, and which he had been a month learning by heart.
It was late on the opening night when he returned to Alcala.
Summary: The planner for the eC[pounds sterling]Al Quds Festival 2008eC[yen] (Jerusalem Festival 2008), starting this week, said that the famous Lebanese singer Majida Al Roomi will sing on the opening night from Beirut via satellite
If you wish to attend the festival opening night, please telephone 01484 683476 or email opening-night@holmfirthartsfest-ival.co.uk
Sales for the Irish pop group's concert yesterday hit 12,000, meaning the festival's opening night next Friday, August 26, is completely sold out.
Earthbound, it begins in silence while two men dance a brief duet; on opening night Damian Drake and Paul Destrooper set the heavy-hearted tone.
An unofficial poll conducted on the opening night of painter Brian Calvin's New York solo debut found several visitors prefacing their responses with an identical qualifier: "I wanted to like it, but ..." This raises a couple of questions: Why were so many so eager to buy into the hype surrounding this laid-back Californian, and why were they so disappointed?
"I read the book again and knew exactly how I wanted to do it." Eventually, Canada's own megaproducer, Robert Lantos, with whom Harwood collaborated on The Statement, took Being Julia from early development to its screening as the 2004 Toronto International Film Festival's opening night gala.
SIR - As an ardent Welsh promenader I was pleased to see the opening night of the Proms advertised on BBC2 Wales for the evening of Friday, July 16, especially since I was a member of the full and appreciative audience at the opening night of the Welsh Proms at St David's Hall, Cardiff.