a type of theatrical presentation in which a company presents several works regularly or in alternate sequence in one season.
Also called repertory theater, repertory company . a theatrical company that presents productions in this manner.
- rep·er·to·ri·al, adjective
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How to use repertory in a sentence
The long-awaited production directed by Talvin Wilks, features ten actors performing in rotating repertory.
The one-night program features three world premieres, repertory works, guest artists and live music supported by the Hoppa Project, which aims to promote music from Eastern Europe and the Middle East.
It used to take years for a film to become a cult classic, to find its way to audiences who would ultimately adore it—at first by word of mouth and midnight screenings, perhaps later via repertory programming or academic reassessments.Will the Pandemic Spawn a New Genre of Cult Classics? Barb and Star Suggests Yes | Stephanie Zacharek | March 6, 2021 | Time
In 2010, a musical version of We Have Always Lived in the Castle premiered at Yale repertory Theatre.The Fiction Writer Shirley Jackson Stars in Her Own Novel | Hugh Ryan | June 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The play debuted at the Yale repertory Theater prior to Broadway.My Lunch with Marisa Tomei: The Actress on ‘The Realistic Joneses,’ ‘Girls,’ and de Blasio’s NYC | Marlow Stern | April 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In addition to being thrillingly talented, they performed shows in repertory—which could be seen as showing off.10 Best Plays of the Year: Richard III, No Man’s Land, and More | Janice Kaplan | December 27, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Nor can her knowledge of musical literature have been extensive, for her pupil could not remember a single item in her repertory.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky | Modeste Tchaikovsky
Without the aid of the repertory it would be difficult for any save a reader of the entire Comedie to trace out his career.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z | Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
A slight confusion may arise in the use of the repertory on account of the subdivision of titles.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z | Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
The opera had a great success, and remained in the repertory of the Kiev Opera House throughout the entire season.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky | Modeste Tchaikovsky
Give her time and she would walk straight through the repertory.The Tragic Muse | Henry James
British Dictionary definitions for repertory
the entire stock of things available in a field or of a kind; repertoire
a building or place where a stock of things is kept; repository
- repertorial, adjective
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