The actors in the curtain-raiser were returning to their dressing-rooms.
This, to be sure, is only the curtain-raiser to the pleasures to follow.
The curtain-raiser was over, and very nice too; now for the drama.
They had made, Ted Hunter announced, a very short mystery reel which they would now run as a curtain-raiser to the main event.
He almost wished he had not followed the curtain-raiser with his own stronger drama.
On the first night performance of "The Alcade," she played in a curtain-raiser, "Bertram."
Maybe you could make a one-act tragedy out of it for a curtain-raiser.
There was no curtain-raiser, and the first act was well constructed and interesting from the commencement.
But if you don't know how easy it is, it looks like a curtain-raiser for manslaughter.
It is my opinion that your part in the affair is only a curtain-raiser to graver things.