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opening night

the first performance of a theatrical attraction, taking place in the evening:
The audience was full of celebrities on opening night.
Also called first night.
1805-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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  • If you're lucky, you'll be in town for the opening night of a musical flick.
  • Nigerians seemed thrilled with the show on its opening night.
  • The city's creaking infrastructure was painfully apparent on opening night.
  • Yet gunfire erupted in some movie houses on opening night.
  • On the opening night of the theater, he presented a play in which the actors onstage portrayed guests in the audience.
  • It was opening night before anyone could put a stop to my jealous reign of terror.
  • It usually means trouble when an opera suffers multiple singer defections before opening night.
  • opening night festivities take place this afternoon.
  • The artists are thanked for their contributions to our community during an opening night reception.
  • Litigants arrived in a steady stream on opening night.

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