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In theater, the pressing together of the main events of a story, leaving out extraneous details
Compression
The all inclusive vision of a production by it's creators
Concept
Relies primarily on treatment of the musicals theme through conceptual elements other than plot
Concept musical
Newspaper and television journalists who rate and discuss the merits of shows
Critics
The first public appearance
Debut
A period in American history following the stock market crash
Depression
The formation of one element drawn from another, not original
Derivative
Spoken words betwn 2 or more characters
Dialogue
Stages a production, usually with the responsibility and authority for the overall finished product
Director
The part of the stage closest to the audience
Downstage
Female impersonation by a male
Drag
A period in history
Era
A production designed to take one away from reality
Escapist material
The setting forth of necessary info at the beginning of a play, prior events are revealed and the characters introduced to the audience
Exposition
Lavish show emphasizing scenic spectacle
Extravaganza
The gradual reduction of light on stage
Fadout
A broad satirical comedy characterized by fast pace
Farce
The interruption of a chronological sequence by the interjection of an earlier event
Flashback
Of secondary importance in relation to star billing; always found under the title of a production
Featured billing
The convention where in the audience views a play through an invisible fourth wall (in a proscenium theater in particular), the characters perform as if unaware of the audience
Fourth wall
The breakdown of the action of a play based on the entrance and exit of characters
French scenes
A manager, primarily artistic, of a theatrical company
Impresario
The plot event which sets in motion the major conflict of the play
Inciting incident
To form, blend or unite into a whole all the aspects of a musical production
Integrate
The changing of a work by inserting new text or, in musicals, new songs from another source or composer, into a production
Interpolation
An event that marks a turning point or stage in history
Landmark
Any stage area which is no place in general, but may become any place in particular
Limbo
Burlesque style humor relying on sight gags and punch line jokes, usually of sexual nature
Low comedy
A person who takes the female/male role of primary importance
Leading lady/man