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songs
Vibrato
stage
Broadway
curtain
character
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musical
set
guitar
piano
choreography
arabesque
duet
solo
audition
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instruments
music
tempo
improvisation
monolouge
scripts
costume
acting
dance
ballet
singer
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The Preforming Arts Word Search

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songs
Vibrato
stage
Broadway
curtain
character
production
musical
set
guitar
piano
choreography
arabesque
duet
solo
audition
recital
instruments
music
tempo
improvisation
monolouge
scripts
costume
acting
dance
ballet
singer
microphone
drama

Drama Terms Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Acts
Ad lib
Audience
Audition
Backstage
Blocking
Cast
Character Profile
Costume
Covering
Crossing
Cue
Curtain Call
Dialogue
Gesture
Improvisation
Monologue
On Script
Pantomime
Prop
Run Through
Scenes
Script
Set
Setting
Stage
Synopsis
Tableau
Transition
Wings

Music Genres Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A polynesian dance form Hula
A type of German song, typically for solo voice accompanied with piano Lieder
Soothing song played for children Lullaby
Words and nonsense syllables are chanted in rhythmic harmony to support the stylized melody of the lead singer Doowop
Influenced by jazz, usually having topical lyrics Calypso
style of music that often expresses feelings of sadness Blues
a ballroom dance in which the dancers revolve in perpetual circles, taking one step to each beat Waltz
serves to honor our country’s forefathers and for national unity Patriotic
an up-tempo style of disco music characterized by deep bass rhythms, piano or synthesizer melodies, and soul music singing House
It is a form of electronic dance music.Techno beats have a distinct sound to them Techno
characterized by the intensity of feeling or expressing deep emotion. Soul
music sung on syllables instead of words Scat
a form of religious music that contains elements of Jazz and Blues Gospel
rhythmic 70’s style of music with a strong bass beat, trumpets, keyboards, electric guitars, and vocals Funk
music is characterised by a strong influence from hardcore punk and the use of screamed vocals Screamo
It is a type of traditional Mexican folk music. Usually has maracas. Mariachi
style of blues played on the piano with a strong, fast beat Boogie Woogie
has heavy band, and sometimes has aggressive vocals Heavy Metal
It is rhythmic, and was birthed out of blues music. Jazz
has an island feel, and is usually accompanied by piano or organ Reggae
The vocalist sing with drama. Each word is pronounced clearly Musical Theatre
typically has banjos in it, and can be mistaken for country music Bluegrass
pieces sung by a choir Choral
It is sung with aggression. Uses little vibrato (vibration in your vocal cords.) Sometimes the main instrument you hear is the guitar. Rock
songs without vocals Instrumental

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

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

Theatre Arts Vocabulary Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

Facial Expression
Manipulation
Puppet
Commercial
Performance
Actor
Composer
Musical
Play
Stage
Projection
Articulation
Script
Conflict
Scenery
Setting
Producer
Director
Ensemble
Costume
Prop
Improvisation
Characterization
Pantomime

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

Musical Terms Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

instrument
song
tenor
alto
music
piano
treble
key signature
tune
style
musical
sound
play
lyrics
composers
baritone
soprano
modern
verse
classical
pop
jazz
voice
choir
melody
rhythm
harmony
fortissimo
crescendo
notes
beats
bass
forte
dynamic
sharp
pitch
tempo
duration
clef
articulation

Theatre Vocabulary Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A long section of speech where just one person is speaking, commonly used in auditions Monologue
A type of audition where an actor/actress is given the script right before the audition, and is given a few minutes to prepare Coldread
Often used in auditions, where an actor/actress is given a prompt and they act out a scene, making it up as they go along Improv
Giving actors/actresses their roles in a production Casting
The team of actors and actresses preforming in a production Cast
Anyone whohelps with the production that is not preforming Crew
a prestigious award given to professional plays, similar to the Grammys or an Oscar Tony Award
A booklet that contains actor's/actresses' lines and actions as well as stage and set notes Script
An author who has written plays/musicals Playwrite
Named after a street in New York City, this is a league of professional productions Broadway
A break that is approximately in the middle of the show that lasts anywhere from 5-20 minutes Intermission
A nickname for where the orchestra plays Pit
A piece of the stage that extends over the pit Apron
An item for the actors/actresses to interact with on stage Prop
To specify where performers should stand, move, and act while speaking their lines Block
The first song that is played, it is all instrumental and includes melodies from later songs Overture
The line before your line Cue
To block out a dance, or complicated action sequence (ex. swoardfight) Choreograph
Right or left according to the preformer's position while facing the audience, UP STAGE is away from the audience and DOWN STAGE is towards them STAGEDirections

Drama Terms Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

projection
upstage
tragedy
theme
technical theatre
tableau
stage manager
stage right
stage left
stage crew
set stage
scene
role
rehearsal
props
plot
playwright
play
performance
pantomime
monologue
interpretation
objective
improvisation
house
fourth wall
dress rehearsal
down stage
director
diction
cue
conflict
comedy
characterization
center stage
cast
blocking
backstage
audition
audience
actor
act