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Variety show  n.  A stage entertainment, live or televised, of successive separate performances, usually songs, dances, acrobatic feats, dramatic sketches, exhibitions of trained animals, or any specialties. When performed live in a theater, it was often called a vaudeville show, but when television became a dominant form of entertainment live vaudeville performances almost completely ceased.

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"Variety show" Quotes from Famous Books

... 2 P.M.—Variety Show, including several of the best Lion Comiques, and the astounding performances of the Bounding Brothers of Bohemia. Stalls, ten shillings. Soldiers in uniform admitted ...
— Punch, Or the London Charivari, Volume 103, July 16, 1892 • Various

Words linked to "Variety show" :   show, revue, review, variety, minstrel show, vaudeville, music hall

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