houselights


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houselights

Lights in an auditorium which provide general illumination in the seating areas, before and after performances and during intermissions.
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The houselights have come up and they won't give you your money back.
The pellet feeder light was lit with every pellet delivery, and the houselights remained on throughout the session.
Once an audience member buys his or her ticket, other factors come into play before the houselights dim.
Carrey, gaunt and chiseled, flails desperately, but his shtick - singing in an elevator so histrionically that Meat Loaf would turn away in embarrassment, flicking houselights on and off in high-voltage tedium - doesn't amount to much.
Then someone's father prances about a bit dressed as a king, the spell is broken, the houselights rise and the dancers realise everyone went home half hour ago.
Although he tried to continue, it soon became clear he was badly injured and the houselights went up signalling the end of the show.
The only real contrast in a show cut surprisingly short at 90 minutes - houselights yanked on a second after the final chord of Hate Anthem to quash any hopes of a second encore - was provided by his highly effective cover versions of Sweet Dreams and Tainted Love.
During reinforcement, the key and houselights were extinguished, but the hopper light was illuminated.
The router plots and cuts the holes for sprinklers, rigging ports, houselights, light bridges and other fixtures.
The houselights going out in the middle of the final act, however, wasn't in the script and it needed some frantic behind-the-scenes activity to ensure all 24 players who took part could take a deserved bow at the end.
She appeared on stage a minute early, surprising the lighting technician, who had to drop the houselights in a hurry.
A few shift uncomfortably when the houselights go on and he encourages people to shout out the word "nigger", but the audience remains cool through the swearing and religious jokes.