office/ticket office – the place
where one can buy tickets to a play, concert or film or pick up
tickets already reserved ahead of time.
Meet me at the box office 15
minutes before the play starts.
Reservations – one can make
reservations at a restaurant, which means booking a time for a
table. One can also reserve tickets for a concert or show.
“Hello, this is Tina Liu. I
would like to make a reservation for four for this evening at 7:30.”
In one sense,
this is a synonym for reservation, eg:
I am booking a table for this evening at 8:00.
Another meaning of the word means “an engagement or scheduled
performance,” eg: Robin Williams has a
booking at The Comedy Store next month.
Robin Williams 已經為下個月的演出在The Comedy Store
(English) – At a theater performance, this is the booklet that
is available which gives information about the play, the cast,
the scenes and so on. In American theaters, they are free and
full of advertisements for local restaurants and bars, among
other things. In England, there is a small charge for them,
usually between £2-4. (You can find out more about Playbill at
Playbill: Broadway, Off-Broadway, London News, Listings and
劇場節目單 (美)/ (英)-
(以下的網站提供了許多關於Playbill的資訊Playbill: Broadway, Off-Broadway, London
News, Listings and Tickets)
I have a collection of
Playbills from all the plays I’ve seen since I was a teenager.
– Available in newspapers, magazines and on-line, this is a
critical evaluation of a performance, exhibit or film. Most
people are familiar with film reviews, but there are also
reviews available for theater and museum exhibits as well.
I read the reviews for The
Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,
and I can’t wait to see it. I was originally interested as I grew
up in Putnam County!
Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee的評論之後就等不及想去看了。因為我在Putnam
actors and actresses in a play.
The entire cast of Mother
Courage and her Children is absolutely amazing, but Meryl Streep
Mother Courage and her
– A show during the day, usually on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and
Sundays. These shows usually cost a little less.
When I was a girl, my mother
took us to Broadway matinees during the school holidays.
orchestra—a large orchestra of
winds, strings, and percussion that plays symphonic works.
Almost every city in America
has its own symphony orchestra. Many have excellent concerts at
very reasonable prices.
restaurant serving liquor and providing entertainment, usually
Thursday night my favorite
restaurant holds a cabaret night featuring local singers. It’s
usually quite fun.
additional performance demanded by an audience
Bruce Springsteen used to be
famous for his encores. Some nights he would stay on state three
act—at a concert or comedy act, a
lesser-known band or comedian who performs a short set before
the main attraction.
The rock band KISS was once
the opening act for Golden Earring. Now, 20 years later, who
remembers Gold Earring?
- Curtain time—The time a
play starts. It is considered rude to arrive after
curtain time, and some theaters will not allow patrons
to be seated until the first scene is over.
Curtain time is
8:00, so let’s make sure
we’re at the theater by 7:30. We can always get a drink
while we wait.
charge—the fee one must pay when
seeing entertainers in a bar or a club. Usually this money is
split between the entertainers and the “house” or club. There
may also be a drink minimum, usually a 2-drink minimum. In
other words, all patrons must buy at least two drinks.
Because it was New Year’s Eve,
the usual $10 cover charge was ip to $25!
one stays at a hotel, this is the staff member who handles
luggage and mail, makes reservations, and arranges tours. It is
customary to tip the concierge when he or she provides a
service. A concierge will also be happy to make suggestions for
restaurants, shopping or shows in town. Tipping often confuses
travelers. Here’s a good site to check out:
The Original Tipping Page
The Original Tipping Page。
I wanted to see Dave Chappell
in concert, but it was standing room only and I was too tired to