Best seats for Spider-man?

lb23
Swing
joined:11/24/10
Best seats for Spider-man?
Posted: 11/24/10 at 04:16pm
Hi,

I'm trying to figure out where the best seats are for spider-man. Anyone have any advice? Should I go with orchestra, flying circle or flying circle boxes?

Thanks!
TheatreFan4
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Best seats for Spider-man?
Posted: 11/24/10 at 04:59pm
We don't know. The theatre has been gutted for Spider-Man so prior good seating isn't anymore.
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qolbinau
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Best seats for Spider-man?
Posted: 11/24/10 at 05:02pm
If you sit under the overhang of the 'flying circle' or balcony you could be protected from falling stunt-men?
Updated On: 11/24/10 at 05:02 PM
jdtp12
Featured Actor
joined:7/16/10
Best seats for Spider-man?
Posted: 11/24/10 at 05:18pm
No one is too sure since it hasn't opened yet, but I've heard that up close you will see the fine details(obviously), but if you are in the flying circle or balcony you will be more at eye level with most of the flying stunts.
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Best seats for Spider-man?
Posted: 11/24/10 at 05:22pm
from the mouth's of the tech guys: the front of the 'flying circle' (mezz) is the best place to sit.
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Best seats for Spider-man?
Posted: 11/24/10 at 10:55pm
I'll let you know late on Saturday night.
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somethingwicked
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Best seats for Spider-man?
Posted: 11/25/10 at 02:36pm
The mezzanine looks rather small in terms of depth. Has anyone sat in the rear mezzanine prior to the renovation?
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PopAria
Leading Actor
joined:9/15/10
Best seats for Spider-man?
Posted: 11/26/10 at 11:04pm
I'm guessing front Balc is the best option and maybe even front mezz. forget about the orch. unless you're really into watching actors' faces and/or the costume stitchings.
bloopydoop
Swing
joined:11/29/10
Best seats for Spider-man?
Posted: 11/29/10 at 01:41pm
Did anyone sit Center Flying Circle Row D? Or close to it? I'm wondering how the view is and if you can see all of the aerial stunts.
CarmenDeBris
Stand-by
joined:10/28/06
Best seats for Spider-man?
Posted: 11/29/10 at 01:57pm
I was in center G and the view was perfect...best seats in the house for this show
PRFRMR20
Broadway Star
joined:4/27/07
Best seats for Spider-man?
Posted: 11/29/10 at 05:23pm
Carmen - Orch or Flying Circle?
Luv2goToShows
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joined:9/13/09
Best seats for Spider-man?
Posted: 11/29/10 at 06:27pm
It looks like the flying circle is quite a distance from the stage, so I guess it will be a matter of preference, would you rather have a better view of the flying acts or the stage. I am going the end of December, chose 12th row orchestra. (at the time of purchase I did not know much about the theater or show, I based my choice on where the majority of the premium seats were)
Mr Roxy
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Best seats for Spider-man?
Posted: 11/29/10 at 06:33pm
How about in the john?
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denali.fire
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Best seats for Spider-man?
Posted: 11/29/10 at 07:51pm
In another theater.
THDavis
Leading Actor
joined:10/31/08
Best seats for Spider-man?
Posted: 11/30/10 at 11:29am
"In another theater."

Haha, rude.

As for the OP, I haven't seen the show but I'm sure that the front of the Flying Circle is going to be ideal. Even if it seems farther away in the picture, it never truly seems that far in your seat.
dramamama611
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Best seats for Spider-man?
Posted: 11/30/10 at 11:47am
Since there has only been on public performance in the re-done space, we don't have gads of tried and true knowledge. All 'reports' are that the flying circle is the place to be.

I have a seat in the front row of the balcony...but not until Xmas day -- so I can't be of much help.
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stevelabny
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Best seats for Spider-man?
Posted: 12/17/10 at 06:40am
now that some of you have been there...

what's the general consensus now?

themysteriousgrowl
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Best seats for Spider-man?
Posted: 12/17/10 at 08:46am

Last night, I had a dream that three friends took me on an impromptu road trip to NYC and, without warning, bought us four $160 tickets to SPIDER-MAN. After my initial anger dissolved into general amusement, the aforementioned anger was renewed when I discovered that our seats were front-row center orchestra. We never actually saw the show in my dream, but I remember imagining myself in the first row, craning my neck and twisting my body towards the back of the house to see the aerial excitement.

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Best seats for Spider-man?
Posted: 12/17/10 at 10:00am
I remember imagining myself in the first row, craning my neck and twisting my body towards the back of the house to see the aerial excitement.


Won't almost everybody in the orchestra seats be craning and twisting in some direction(s) to see the aerial excitement? I would imagine that if you generally like to sit up close to the stage rather than further back, you might as well get front seats for Spider-Man.


p.s. Having said that, I do have those front row center seats for a date about two weeks after opening night maybe three weeks before opening night.
themysteriousgrowl
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Best seats for Spider-man?
Posted: 12/17/10 at 10:05am

lol Three weeks before opening night, as it's currently being defined.

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sunstar
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Best seats for Spider-man?
Posted: 12/29/10 at 11:59pm
So for seats... So far it sounds like the front of the flying circle is good, but what about the back of the flying circle? Is the view annoyingly obstructed by the balcony above?

I can get the back of the flying circle/mezz row F or the side of the orchestra. Advice anyone? It would be much appreciated! Thanks
jeffmiele
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Best seats for Spider-man?
Posted: 12/30/10 at 10:45am
I'm sitting flying circle row f on Tuesday. Really hoping they'll be decent seats
stuball
Swing
joined:1/17/11
Best seats for Spider-man?
Posted: 1/17/11 at 08:49pm
Curious how the flying circle row f seats were? Sitting there on Friday night.
Bee2
Swing
joined:1/3/07
Best seats for Spider-man?
Posted: 3/12/11 at 01:47pm
Just bumping up this thread as hopefully more people have been to see the show now. Choice appears to be between row E in the flying circle, orchestra row S and back and then the sides of the orchestra i.e. the $140 seats, not premium seats.
willep
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Best seats for Spider-man?
Posted: 3/12/11 at 02:10pm
I sat in Orchestra row S all the way to the side and had a great view.
MelissaF
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Best seats for Spider-man?
Posted: 3/12/11 at 03:15pm
I sat whever discounted tickets were available....It was bad enough paying 100 bucks, but I would have been furious paying 140+ for flying circle, when the stunts were halted the night I went, and the first flying sequence was cut...
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