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Mid Mezz. For Wicked?

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phantomcrazy14
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joined:2/5/10
Mid Mezz. For Wicked?
Posted: 7/11/10 at 03:10pm
Hey I might be going to see Wicked, and after seeing so many shows this year I don't think my dad's gonna let me see anything if the price is over $100. So how is the mid mezzanine at the gershwin? Is it ok if i get seats on the side? Thanks for your help
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BrodyFosse123
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joined:2/27/06
Mid Mezz. For Wicked?
Posted: 7/11/10 at 03:20pm
Take binoculars for your binoculars. The Gershwin Theatre is technically the largest theatre on Broadway -- you can fit 2 regular Broadway theatres in there. Even the front row of the mezzanine is like 3 miles away from the stage.

You'll see the show going on but you won't be able to make out any faces, unfortunately. Any nuance in the actor's performance is completely lost. At least you'll be able to hear the show as the acoustics are pretty good.

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bwayphreak234
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joined:7/4/10
Mid Mezz. For Wicked?
Posted: 7/11/10 at 03:41pm
Coming from someone who likes being farther away from the stage, I think they will be fine. You get the big picture of the show. Yes you will miss the facial expressions, but you should still be able to enjoy the show just fine! Have fun!
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Luv2goToShows
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joined:9/13/09
Mid Mezz. For Wicked?
Posted: 7/11/10 at 05:49pm
There are also par view seats for $55, if you can get one further back, say row F, G, H, or J, they are not bad. I prefer sitting on the right side as you are facing the stage. sat in C22 and did not miss much at all, less then a minute of an entrance and scenery.
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HBP
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joined:6/2/05
Mid Mezz. For Wicked?
Posted: 7/11/10 at 11:17pm
"Take binoculars for your binoculars"

No way! I've seen Wicked from the orchestra and from the Rear Mezzanine. While sitting in the second to last row is pretty far back, everything was visible on the stage and I LOVE having a full view of the whole set. As long as you sit center, you'll be fine. And unless you're going just to watch the actresses faces, I'd recommend you avoid the partial view seats.
Updated On: 7/11/10 at 11:17 PM
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adamgreer
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Mid Mezz. For Wicked?
Posted: 7/11/10 at 11:41pm
And unless you're going just to watch the actresses faces, I'd recommend you avoid the partial view seats.

I wouldn't. The partial seats in the farther back rows, as Luv2gotoshows said, are wonderful, and a fantastic bargain. I'd avoid the mezzanine entirely at that theater. It's so distant.

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phantomcrazy14
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joined:2/5/10
Mid Mezz. For Wicked?
Posted: 7/12/10 at 01:46pm
Ok Thanks for your help everyone! I think I'll look into partial view seats cuz one of my friends sat there and said it was fine.
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THDavis
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joined:10/31/08
Mid Mezz. For Wicked?
Posted: 7/12/10 at 02:16pm
If you've sat in the back of any theatre near your home, you've most likely sat farther back than even the rear balcony at the Gershwin. Every touring house that I've been to in Chicago or Minneapolis has been considerably larger than the Gershwin, so to someone who is used to seeing touring productions the Gershwin really doesn't seem that large.

That being said, I think you'll have absolutely no issues with being that far back. I'd recommend bringing binoculars, but I don't think it'll negatively impact the show even if you don't.
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uncageg
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Mid Mezz. For Wicked?
Posted: 7/12/10 at 02:38pm
THD, I agree with you. I have sat in the mezz and balcony of many theaters in NYC and sat way back for Sweeney Todd at the Gershwin (When it was the Uris) and had no problem. Our big theater here sits over 300 more people than the Gershwin. I don't like sitting anywhere past mid orchestra here. (Unless it is a rear side box)
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gypsy4
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joined:8/14/07
Mid Mezz. For Wicked?
Posted: 7/12/10 at 02:40pm
Sat in the Mid Mezz. last summer and I have to say the view was perfect!

 
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