action /ˈækʃn/ (noun) the process of doing something in order to make something happen or to deal with a situation Example: She started her acting career while still at school.
approach /əˈprəʊtʃ/ (noun) a way of dealing with somebody/something; a way of doing or thinking about something such as a problem or a task Example: The performance approaches perfection
audience /ˈɔːdiəns/ (noun) the group of people who have gathered to watch or listen to something (a play, concert, somebody speaking, etc.) Example: The audience cheered the actors as they walked off the stage
creative /kriˈeɪtɪv/ (adjective) involving the use of skill and the imagination to produce something new or a work of art Example: The writer's creative representation of the Seven Deadly Sins was astounding
dialogue /ˈdaɪəlɔːɡ/ (noun) a conversation in a book, play or film or in language teaching materials Example: The actors performed the dialogue without using scripts
element /ˈelɪmənt/ (noun) a necessary or typical part of something; one of several parts that something contains Example: The audience is an essential element of live theater
experience /ɪkˈspɪriəns/ (noun) the knowledge and skill that you have gained through doing something for a period of time; the process of gaining this Example: The experience of live theater is very thrilling
occur /əˈkɜːr/ (verb) to happen Example: The murder in the play occurs in the second act
perform /pərˈfɔːrm/ (verb) to entertain an audience by playing a piece of music, acting in a play, etc. Example: The theater group performed a three-act play
rehearse /rɪˈhɜːrs/ (verb) to practise or make people practise a play, piece of music, etc. in preparation for a public performance Example: Today, we'll just be rehearsing the final scene.
review /rɪˈvjuː/ (noun) a report in a newspaper or magazine, or on the internet, television or radio, in which somebody gives their opinion of a book, play, film, product, etc.; the act of writing this kind of report Example: The terms of the contract are under review.
sell out /sel aʊt/ (phrasal verb) to be all sold Example: The tickets sold out within hours.