Dressing the house


Dressing the house
   To dress the house is to create the illusion of a large audience by sprinkling a smaller audience throughout the auditorium, leaving occasional seats vacant and using as many rows of seats as possible. Theatre managements also "papered the house" by giving away complimentary tickets to create the impression of a larger audience when ticket sales were weak.

The Historical Dictionary of the American Theater. .

Look at other dictionaries:

  • The House of Yes — Infobox Film name = The House of Yes image size = 165px imdb id = 0119324 writer = Wendy MacLeod (play) Mark Waters starring = Parker Posey, Josh Hamilton, Freddie Prinze Jr, Tori Spelling director = Mark Waters producer = Robert Berger editing …   Wikipedia

  • List of Cory in the House episodes — Cory in the House is a spin off of the Disney Channel Original Series, That s So Raven. It aired on the Disney Channel from January 12, 2007 to September 12, 2008. A total of 34 episodes were produced spanning 2 seasons. Contents 1 Series… …   Wikipedia

  • A Mouse in the House — Infobox Hollywood cartoon cartoon name = A Mouse in the House series = Tom and Jerry caption = director = William Hanna Joseph Barbera story artist = William Hanna Joseph Barbera animator = Kenneth Muse Ed Barge Richard Bickenbach Don Patterson… …   Wikipedia

  • The Real World: Miami — Title frame Format Reality Created by Jonathan Murray Mary Ellis Bunim …   Wikipedia

  • The Calculus Affair — (L Affaire Tournesol) Cover of the English edition Publisher Casterman …   Wikipedia

  • The Ultimate Fighter: Team Bisping vs. Team Miller — Genre Reality, Sports Created by Frank Fertitta III, Lorenzo Fertitta, Dana White Starring Dana White, Michael Bisping, Jason Miller …   Wikipedia

  • House music — House Stylistic origins Disco, electronic, garage, Hi NRG, soul, funk, synthpop, dub, hip hop, boogie Cultural origins Early 1980s in Chicago, United States Typical instruments Samp …   Wikipedia

  • The Mysterious Mr. Quin —   …   Wikipedia

  • The Man in the Brown Suit —   …   Wikipedia

  • The Cassey House — The Cassey House, at 243 Delancey Street (formerly 63 Union Street), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was owned by the Cassey family for 84 years (1845 1929). The Casseys were a prominent, prosperous, African American family living and working in… …   Wikipedia