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showman

a person who presents or produces a theatrical show, etc.
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It will be some five or ten minutes," said the Showman, "before I shall want a fresh Bear, and it looks to me as if prices would fall during that time.
But the Showman passed on, in maiden meditation, fancy free, and being joined soon afterward by the Bear, who was absently picking his teeth, it was inferred that they were not unacquainted.
cried the detective, with the air of a showman exhibiting his show.
But the others gradually dispersed; they circled about a kind of showman who was the authorised guide, a big slow genial vulgar heavily- bearded man, with a whimsical edifying patronising tone, a tone that had immense success when he stopped here and there to make his points--to pass his eyes over his listening flock, then fix them quite above it with a meditative look and bring out some ancient pleasantry as if it were a sudden inspiration.
He was a profane person, and became a showman, turning his gifts to a marketable use, and not to his own sustenance and growth.
30am The Greatest Showman (PG): Fri/Sun-Thu 11am (Fri/Mon-Thu), 12.
Remember Me," written by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, beat out "This Is Me" from "The Greatest Showman," among others, for the award.
45pm; Early Man (Autism Friendly Screening) (PG) Sat noon; Early Man (Parent And Baby Screening) (PG) Thu 11am; The Greatest Showman (PG) Fri/Tue 8.
The Greatest Showman - the movie based on PhineasT Barnum - recently won the Golden Globe for Best Original Song, for'This is Me'.
This is good, because The Greatest Showman is not exactly committed to a gritty sharing of Barnum's tale.
Barnum, an ambitious showman and entrepreneur who loses his job as a clerk at a shipping company after the company goes bankrupt.
The Greatest Showman is inspired by the story of Phineas Taylor Barnum, a 19th century American showman credited with creating modern day showbiz and for founding the Barnum & Bailey Circus in 1871.