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Meaning of Holiday

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The Vaudeville Theatre, Edwin Royle, 1899
The following passage was written by a performer and an art commentator and was published in 1899.

Royle, Edwin. "The Vaudeville Theatre." Scribner's Magazine Oct. 1899: 485-95. Rpt. in No. 4 ed. Vol. 26. New York: Charles Scribners Sons, 1899. HathiTrust Digital Library. Web. 23 Mar. 2016.

The author would agree that in relation to the theatre, American "holidays" would almost always mean

A

the theatre would be closed.

B

the understudies would be on stage instead of the starring actors.

C

a busy day at the theatre.

D

plays would be twice as long.