Type
Crossword
Description

A male who portrays a character in a performance. Actor
An afternoon performance. Matinee
When an actor speaks ones thoughts aloud to themselves. Soliloquy
The name of the person who wrote Blood Brothers. Willy Russel
What inspired West Side Story? RomeoandJuliet
What job did Billy Elliot's dad have? Miner
Which actress plays Maria in The Sound of Music film? Julie Andrews
Which musical film is Cherry Tree Lane in? MaryPoppins
How does Mary Poppins get around? Umbrella
Highest tier of seating in a theatre. Balcony
The middle tiered seats in a theatre. Circle
The area of seating directly in front of the stage. Stalls

Arts and Media Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A group of musicians who play modern music together BAND
The collective term for music, art, theatre, literature, etc CULTURE
POSTER / A large, printed picture or notice put on a wall, in order to decorate a place or to advertise something POSTER
ALBUM / Several songs or pieces of music on a CD, a record, etc ALBUM
AUDIENCE / The people who sit and watch a performance at a cinema, theatre, etc AUDIENCE
A book, newspaper, etc. that is one of several that are the same and were produced at the same time EDITION
A television or radio station (= broadcasting company) CHANNEL
A television or radio programme or performance SHOW
A very popular book that many people have bought BESTSELLER
A room or building which is used for showing works of art GALLERY
A short period of time between the parts of a play, performance, etc INTERVAL
When objects such as paintings are shown to the public EXHIBITION
The story of a book, film, play, etc.) PLOT
A person in a play or a film PART
A report in a newspaper, magazine or programme that gives an opinion about a new book, film, etc REVIEW
A view or picture of a film, play or show SCENE
A picture, especially on film or television or on a screen IMAGE
All the actors in a film, a play or a show CAST

Mrs. Thweatt's Theatre class Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

mic
shrek
rehearsal
lead role
running lines
understudy
matinee
curtain call
improv
break a leg
downstage
broadway
script
play bill
prop
box office
audience
crew
mary poppins
a christmas carol
cats
phantom of the opera
lion king
hamilton
macbeth
musical
tragedy
parody
satire
comedy
dramatic
center stage
light crew
actress
actor
acting
theatre
romeo and juliet
director
stage manager
monologue
wicked
hamlet
makeup
costume

Musical Theatre Terminology Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Performed without preparation Ad Lib
musical in which the basic story is taken from another source such as a book, an opera or a play without music Adaption
Planning the moving on the stage throughout the show, usually referring to non-musical sections Blocking
The "theatre" section of New York City Broadway
The actors, actresses, dancers, and singers who perform in a musical Cast
Stage dancing, or organized movement Choreography
The person who creates the Dance Moves Choreographer
The person who writes the music for a show Composer
The appearance of the cast following a performance of a musical or play, in groups or individually Curtain Call
The main person in charge of the action on the stage, he/she instructs the cast and crew Director
the closing musical number in a show. It usually includes the entire cast Finale
The book, script, or dialogue of a play. Libretto
The person who writes the words for the songs in the show Lyricist
Comedy A theatrical production, typically of a sentimental or humorous nature that consists of musical numbers and dialogue based upon a unifying theme Musical Comedy
A musical, theatrical production that has no spoken dialogue. The entire story is told in song Opera
A selection (introduction) played by the orchestra at the beginning of a musical, consisting of short sections of the songs to be performed in the show Overture
The person or organization financing and supervising the making and public presentation of a play Producer
The person or organization financing and supervising the making and public presentation of a play Plot
The "repeat" of a song already heard in the musical. It is usually shorter than the original, and often sung by a different character Reprise
Backdrops, furniture, and other large structures and properties used on the stage to provide atmosphere Set
Once a year, this is given to plays and musicals in a ceremony honoring excellence in the theatre Tony Award
The main plan of story Plot

Drama terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The name of a frozen picture in Drama. Tableau
The act of performing without a script. Improvisation
Performers who often work with balloons and red noses. Clowns
Another term for dancing in theatre. Choreography
The person who makes decisions for actors in a play. Director
William ___________________ is a famous playwright. Shakespeare
A small section of a play or act is called a _______________. Scene
Performers with painted white faces. Mime
The name of St. Peter's musical. High School Musical
The theatre where St. Peter's musical is being performed. Showplace
The entire furniture and structures on stage. Set
The name of a place you buy tickets for a production Box Office
A play with a sad ending. Tragedy
A play that is extremely funny Comedy
The award given in Hollywood. (think of a man's name) Oscar
An entire group of actors in a specific play. Cast
An award given in New York for an actor in a musical. Tony
In order for the audience to see actors ___________ is required. Lighting
Actors often wear these so they can be heard. Microphones
Lines or conversation in a play. Dialogue
Another theatre in Peterborough other than Showplace. Market Hall
A person in a play who talks to the audience. Narrator

Mary Poppins Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Jane
Mrs Corry
nursery
Valentine
umbrella
kite
Admiral Boom
Jolly holiday
London
spoonful of sugar
Mr Punch
Katie Nana
Mrs Andrews
Chimney Sweep
Bert
Cherry Hill West High School
Robertson Ay
Mrs Banks
Mr Banks
Cherry Tree Lane

Theatre Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

person who oversees the work of everyone invlolved in the play director
person in charge of the clothing worn by the actors in a performance costume designer
person responsible for the musical content of a production music director
one who performs a role or represents a character in a play actor
person who gives lighting and sound cues backstage stage manager
person who plans the scenery for the play set designer
person who writes the musical or play playwright
person in charge of the objects used by the actors on stage prop master
person who plans the kinds of lights to show the setting and mood of each part of the story lighting designer
person who designs the dance steps choreographer

GOING TO THE THEATER Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

One who plays his role ACTOR
Music to an actor’s ears APPLAUSE
Breaks the fourth wall ASIDE
Actor’s jury APPLAUSE
Behind the scenes BACKSTAGE
Juliet’s terrace BALCONY
a.k.a. Staging BLOCKING
Take a ___ BOW
Encouraging word BRAVO
Playgoers’ mecca BROADWAY
Picking people for parts CASTING
People in plays CHARACTERS
Coordinated dance CHOREOGRAPHY
Group of singers CHORUS
Funny stuff COMEDY
The Sapphire Theatre _____ COMPANY
These clothes make the man, or woman COSTUMES
Backstage in black CREW
One making picks and pans CRITIC
Play’s finale CURTAIN
Create the “look” and “feel” DESIGNERS
Staged conversation DIALOGUE
Calls the shots DIRECTOR
Diva's forte DRAMA
Scenic canvas DROP
Cast of characters ENSEMBLE
Actors' union (for short) EQUITY
Madcap comedy FARCE
Last act FINALE
Adjust the light. FOCUS
Place where performers wait GREENROOM
Unscripted theatre, briefly IMPROV
Half-way point INTERMISSION
Cosmetics MAKEUP
Facial Concealers MASKS
Afternoon performance MATINEE
Solo speech MONOLOGUE
The musicians ORCHESTRA
It goes without saying PANTOMIME
Orchestra section PIT
Theatrical program PLAYBILL
Author of drama PLAYWRIGHT
Stage items large and small PROPS
Practice REHEARSAL
Play book? SCRIPT
Actor's platform STAGE
“To be or not to be…,” e.g. SOLILOQUY
Lantern with a lens SPOTLIGHT
To take down the set STRIKE
Greece's first actor, ever THESPIS

Shakespeare & Elizabethan Era Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Shakespeare's place of birth. Stratford
Name of Shakespeare's wife. AnneHathaway
Shakespeare's most famous play. RomeoandJuliet
The movie 'She's the man' is based on this play. TwelfthNight
The most famous playwright during the Elizabethan times. ChristopherMarlowe
A famous actor who performs for Shakespeare and their group. RichardBurbage
This colour is a sign of royalty. Purple
In Elizabethan times, where did one get the dye of the colour of royalty from? seasnails
When were plays held? afternoon
What did clothes represent? socialstatus
How much did groundlings pay to watch a performance at the theatre? penny
Women fixed their hair with a wire frame that formed a __________ shape during the Elizabethan times. heart
What were the toilets called in that period of time? chamberpots
The Black Death is also known as the _______________ . Plague
Men and women wore ______________ that were influenced by Spanish couture. highcollars
How was the Black Death spread? fleas
Where did the costumes for the performances come from? richbenefactors
Who played a woman's part in a play? men
What was the number one job for women during the Elizabethan era? marriage
The punishment for women who gossiped too much were put in a brank, paraded around town and ________________. whipped
The name of one of Shakespeare's relatives who was arrested and executed for plotting against Queen Elizabeth. WilliamArden
What was the name of Shakespeare's son who died in 1596? Hamnet
A story of a person's life written in the words of another person. biography
What was Shakespeare's first name? William

Theatre Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

theatre union AEA
person who helps find jobs for actors agent
part of the stage that extends past the proscenium arch apron
switching all lights off at once blackout
actor movement on stage, usually assigned by director blocking
a write-up that usually includes a synopsis of the project and descriptions of the characters/roles in the script breakdown
area of NYC known for its prestigious theatre performances broadway
a show that goes from Broadway to traveling and performing around the country broadway national tour
time at which a performer is expected to be at the theater call time
person who finds and auditions actors to fill roles casting director
person who creates and teaches dances choreographer
performance designed to make a sale, profit commercial
clothing worn for a performance costume
writer who reviews performances critic
conversation between characters dialogue
person who oversees and puts together the production of a play or musical director
rehearsal in which all elements of a show are performed, including costumes dress rehearsal
curtain that is lowered to the stage, often serving as background scenery drop
a group of actors, singers, and/or dancers who perform together on stage ensemble
appointment when actor tries on costume to see if it will work for performance fitting
a system that enables stage crew to hoist components such as curtains, lights, scenery, stage effects and, sometimes, people fly
the movement of any body part to help communicate an idea or an emotion gesture
actor's "waiting room", used before or after a performance or while not onstage during the show green room
actor's picture, used for auditions headshot
words your character says, make sure you learn them! lines
a speech presented by a single character, most often to express their mental thoughts aloud, though sometimes also to directly address another character or the audience monologue
teaches and oversees music for a show music director
a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting, and dance musical
the "Big Apple", location of Broadway New York City
theatre performance that does not employ Equity actors nonunion
acting with unnecessary exaggeration overacting
a space at the front of a theater for the orchestra pit
phrase called out when it's time to get to your starting position for the show, always say "thank you ______" places
written by a playwright, performed by actors play
author of a play playwright
a lead actor or role principal
objects used onstage by actors during a performance or rehearsal props
a professional theatre outside New York City regional theater
a practice for a show rehearsal
written text given to each actor, usually on the first day of rehearsal script
performance in which actors have the opportunity to display talents and/or skills learned showcase
instrument which projects a bright beam of light onto the stage spotlight
person responsible for the technical details of a theatrical production, takes full responsibility for the stage during a performance stage manager
the process of tearing down the set, cleaning up, and putting things away on the final night of performances strike
a member of the company who understudies several chorus and/or dancing roles swing
a building where plays are performed theater
actor assigned to learn the part and fill in should the regular actor fall ill or otherwise be unable to perform the role understudy
area directly offstage that hides actors and scenery wing
not performing full out, should not be done unless specified by director/choreographer mark
engaging in and responding to what is currently happening in the scene in the moment

Theatre Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

CAST
CREW
CHORUS
CHOREOGRAPHER
ACTRESS
ACTOR
CHARACTER
AUDIENCE
PERFORMANCE
LIGHTING
DIRECTOR
ROMEO & JULIET
FLEX STAGE
EXPRESSIONISM
COSTUME
STAGE
THEATER
AUDITORIUM
ROMANCE
DRAMA
MODERNISM
BLACK BOX
COMEDY
NATURALISM
REALSIM