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stagestruck

or stage-struck

[ steyj-struhk ]
/ ˈsteɪdʒˌstrʌk /
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adjective

obsessed with the desire to become an actor or actress.
enthralled by the theater and the people, customs, traditions, etc., associated with it.

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Origin of stagestruck

First recorded in 1805–15
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British Dictionary definitions for stagestruck

stage-struck

adjective

infatuated with the glamour of theatrical life, esp with the desire to act
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