stage-struck :

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  • s  infatuated with or enthralled by the theater especially the desire to act

  • The following week, the stage-struck gosling, like millions of other Henie-worshipers, was flapping around an ice-covered pond.
  • These strenuous performances filled his pockets, ministered to his stage-struck ego and almost certainly shortened his life.
  • He was a stage-struck Newark boy who acted on Broadway, then switched to writing.

  • Bette Davis in Minneapolis Star Tribune
    In one scene author Joseph Mankiewicz' stage directions for Margo read: "the steel begins to flash," as Davis, her blue eyes glaring, responds to her lover's description of Eve as a "stage-struck kid." "Stage-struck kid ...... She's a young...

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