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Summer Stock is also the title of a 1950 musical motion picture starring Judy Garland. 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The musical film is a film genre in which several songs sung by the characters are interwoven into the narrative. ... Judy Garland, circa 1943. ...



A summer stock theatre is a theater that generally produces plays only in the summertime. The name combines the seasonal aspect with a tradition of putting on the same shows each year and reusing "stock" scenery and costumes. Some smaller theaters still continue this tradition, and a few summer stock theaters have become highly-regarded theatre festivals. For other usages see Theatre (disambiguation) Theater (American English) or Theatre (British English and widespread usage among theatre professionals in the US) is that branch of the performing arts concerned with acting out stories in front of an audience using combinations of speech, gesture, music, dance, sound and spectacle — indeed... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Summer is a season, defined by convention in meteorology as the whole months of June, July, and August, in the Northern hemisphere, and the whole months of December, January, and February, in the Southern hemisphere. ... Yarkand ladies summer fashions. ... Theatre festivals are amongst the earliest types of festival. ...


Summer stock theatres frequently take advantage of better weather by having their productions outdoors. The reliance on stock often leads summer theaters to specialize in a particular type of production, such as Shakespeare plays, musicals, or even opera. Some notable summer theaters include: Utah Shakespearean Festival, Santa Fe Opera, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Calgary & Toronto Summerstock Theatre Festival, and Glimmerglass Opera. Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theatre combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The Utah Shakespearean Festival is a festival of repertory productions of the works of William Shakespeare and other dramatists. ... The Santa Fe Opera is an opera company in Santa Fe, New Mexico. ... The Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) is an annual festival held from February to October in Ashland, Oregon, near Oregons border with California. ... Glimmerglass Opera was founded in 1975. ...


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