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The lights in the area of a theater where the audience sits.‘the show ended and the house lights came up’
- ‘The house lights go up and a powerful light is thrown on the audience.’
- ‘The house lights dimmed then, and the stage lights kicked on - temporarily blinding me.’
- ‘In true street-performer style, several of the performers brought up the house lights to pluck audience members onstage to be humiliated.’
- ‘During productions the house lights would remain on, allowing audience members to be aware of each other as well as the dramatic action.’
- ‘Some appreciative audience members were on their feet applauding even before the house lights came up for the curtain call.’
- ‘His defences were cast aside, the house lights were up and they could see each other, them and him.’
- ‘Jack heard the announcement, and saw the house lights come up from beneath the front curtain.’
- ‘Weirdly as I took my bow the house lights (the lights in the auditorium) came up.’
- ‘At approximately 10.45 pm, the house lights dim, the searchlights start to sweep the audience and bingo!’
- ‘And not only because the lighting designer has turned the house lights down and is playing with the spotlights, making the interview feel staged.’
- ‘Only during the finale, when the house lights were brought up, were the quotation marks removed from La Sonnambula.’
- ‘Both men leaned forward as the house lights dimmed, and a new set of lights, previously unnoticed, came alive, all around them.’
- ‘When the scenes were reached, the house lights were turned up and the situation was explained to the public.’
- ‘The curtain opened, the house lights found her and had the band not already begun playing then the entire audience would have heard the sounds of our hearts breaking.’
- ‘The show is performed with house lights up and requires tons of audience participation.’
- ‘Angelique did the usual thing, where she walks off stage, but the house lights don't come up, nor does the band even pretend that they aren't coming back.’
- ‘The problem is that this bring-your-own venue presentation leaves no room for dramatic nuance, stranding the actors to ham their way through it with the house lights up.’
- ‘Then darkness is exchanged for subtle house lights.’
- ‘The impression is one of a long daily process that begins months before rehearsal and extends right up to the moment the house lights dim.’
- ‘The first-night audience kept applauding after the house lights came up, and there can be few greater compliments.’
house lights/ˈhous ˌlīts/
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