curtain raiser

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any preliminary activity

a short play presented before the main play

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'' It failed to do what any curtain raiser should do: hook me in
Through art, photographs, documents, oral histories and specially sourced objects, the curtain raiser exhibition uncovers loss, survival, courage and memory.
Judy Ugonna, festival organiser, said: "We wanted to provide some sort of curtain raiser for the golf, and on July 12 we are holding a community parade to welcome visitors to the festival and to Wirral for the Open.
Interestringly, the makers of "Kochadaiiyaan" have planned to live stream the curtain raiser event online as a treat for Rajinikanth's fans worldwide.
All stars across the country came together at the curtain raiser of this third edition of Celebrity Cricket League recently in Mumbai which will get on - air this February 3rd, 2013, Sunday only on STAR Plus at 6pm.
After the season curtain raiser in Dubai, the drivers return to the UAE capital for Rounds 3-4 which are part of the official race support programme for the 2011 Formula 1TM Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit on November 12-13.
Summary: All eyes will be on the President's Cup winner Seraphin Du Paon who is a strong favourite to land the Dubai Kahayla Classic Gr-1, the Purebred Arabian traditional curtain raiser of the Dubai World Cup night.
2 Curtain raiser Curtain Call lays down an early marker for the Derby with a low-key success at Nottingham
All the action from the Pro20 international at New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, a curtain raiser to the forthcoming one-day series.
After the Irish FA had given Coleraine the go-ahead to start their CIS Insurance Cup campaign yesterday against the Glens, the east Belfast giants gave the debt-ridden Bannermen all the gate receipts from yesterday's curtain raiser.
But McGregor missed out on the curtain raiser, after Star Wars director George Lucas banned his stars from leaving Australia while they film Star Wars: Episode III, in Oz.
But because of his continuing football commitments with Buckley Town, the versatile Lewis will miss the curtain raiser at Carmel.
Rassemblement was an appropriate curtain raiser. Set to the music of Toto Bissainthe and drawn from slave songs, Haitian culture, and voodoo, it began as a keening lament for the oppressed.
The match will be played at North Harbour Stadium, Auckland, as a curtain raiser to the men's international game between New Zealand and Manu Samoa.