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a company of actors or other performers, esp one that travels
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



(also company), the group of performers in a theater. Different types of troupes present drama, opera, ballet, and musical-comedy performances.

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His two daughters, Ariana 9, and Emily, 12, are both Circus Smirkus troupers.
Set around the story of Bjorn, Benny, Agnetha and Anna Frida it features hit tunes Mamma Mia, Voulez Vous and Winner Takes It All, plus, of course Dancing Queen and Super Trouper, and become a West End hit.
Super Trouper has toured to France, Denmark, Belgium, Spain, South Africa, New Zealand, Singapore, USA, Australia and South Korea, as well as touring the UK extensively.
JOIN IN: Gazette Super Trouper Sarah Judd, left, inspires students at Middlesbrough College, above, to join the great Abba karaoke; SPOTLIGHT: Sophie Fletcher, left, on the mic; TUNE IN: These singing students, left, herald the arrival of hit musical Mamma Mia!
Around 30 workers at the store in the Pallasades performed Abba favourite Super Trouper as the curtain came down on almost 100 years trading on the high street.
Goodale said he had received a call from a woman in Washington, D.C., whose daughter had been a trouper for several years.
A tribute issued by the club said: "Ben was a real trouper who epitomised the club's ethos, he worked extremely hard in the pool striving to achieve his full potential in the sport.
Or that they would be carping about developing a full two-act musical with 11-piece orchestra and 10-person ensemble around the life and career of someone who always presented herself as just another trouper.
The Peter Harris-trained winner, owned by the 12-strong Hopeful Trouper syndicate, had finished fourth on her debut at Nottingham eight weeks previously, and partnership manager Peter Kerr said: "We thought she would run well but, with the type of race this was, to win was something of a surprise."
She transforms herself into a strutting Naomi Campbell and sings a self-infatuated Versace "tribute" called "On the Runway." She becomes a lurching Liza Minnelli performing a trouper's medley of "alternative music" tunes that lapse reflexively into the druggy Weimar shtick of Cabaret.
SIMON Cowell last night called David Walliams a "trouper" as the comedian fought to save his marriage.
It was the last scene and I needed to get changed quickly so I just nipped behind a tree and stripped off." What a trouper.