A premiere (or première, from the French première, meaning "first") is generally "a first performance". This can refer to plays, films, television programs, operas, symphonies, ballets and so on. Premieres for theatrical, musical and other cultural presentations can become extravagant affairs, attracting large numbers of socialites and much media attention. Standard trappings may include a parade along a red carpet. At a festive film premiere the main actors involved in the performance may attend.
"Worldwide" premieres (or "world" premieres) mark the first showing of the performance ever.
Premieres are usually preceded by tryouts.
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