quick-change variety

Definition

Theater

  • A format for variety shows initiated at the London Coliseumwhen it opened in 1904. The bill consisted of two distinct programmesevery day, each of which featured a succession of different acts.On the first day the 24 acts included 'Coon Songs and Dance', 'SignorPeppo's Wonderful Performing Monkeys', and 'Military Evolutions bythe Lady Troupe of Japanese Guards'.
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