greasepaint

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greasepaint

1. a waxy or greasy substance used as make-up by actors
2. theatrical make-up

greasepaint

[′grēs‚pānt]
(materials)
Makeup made of melted tallow or grease used by theatrical performers.
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An organised performance like the one at SimonOs keeps the grease paint and feathers at a safer distance.
With eight months before the opening night, Elaine C Smith and Gerard Kelly donned their costumes and applied the grease paint to plug tickets yesterday.
She said: "I've always loved the roar of the grease paint and the smell of the crowd.
Bosses at Birmingham City Council want to increase the fun and games for children at a range of events and think slapping on the grease paint is an easel way to do it.
The Chicken Run Boo-Boy Chorus could be set to don grease paint and tread the boards at the Little Theatre.
The smell of the grease paint hit me when we performed a musical show in a cinema in Ferndale in the Rhondda Fach.
Mr Manley said,apart from being interested in law,it was the smell of the grease paint and the roar of the crowd which attracted him to celebrity clients.
AS Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow pack up the grease paint after their success treading the boards, another Hollywood star is heading for the West End.
Alistair plays the Beast in the Disney spectacular at Liverpool Empire, his face hidden underneath prosthetics, grease paint and human hair.
Fish has dropped wearing the grease paint but decked out in a black hat, satin scarf and carrying a walking stick, he used these props like a skilled mime artist, lifting his hat and pointing the stick to accentuate every nuance in his songs.
And there's barely a whiff of grease paint or the sniff of sawdust as the young performers with the Chinese State Circus -aged between 18 and 25 -strut their stuff on stage rather than in a tent.