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gstrus2
Broadway Star
joined:5/27/12
Matilda SRO
Posted: 7/11/13 at 10:04am
Matilda just announced a Standing Room Policy on Facebook!

It is $27, to sold out performances, one hour before the show.
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loliveve
Broadway Star
joined:6/24/12
Matilda SRO
Posted: 7/11/13 at 10:10am
I like how almost immediately after that announcement was made that someone said it "sounds like a fire hazard"!
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Freckles1329
Broadway Star
joined:4/9/06
Matilda SRO
Posted: 7/11/13 at 10:21am
This makes me happier than it probably should.
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LizzieCurry
Broadway Legend
joined:3/7/05
Matilda SRO
Posted: 7/11/13 at 10:33am
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stevenycguy
Broadway Star
joined:12/7/05
Matilda SRO
Posted: 7/11/13 at 10:42am
Wish they would have announced this a LONG time ago. They finally did the right thing. Would have been so much easier to just wait a couple of hours once for standing room and get it over with, than waste 40+ hours in commuting time to get severely obstructed lottery seats after my 15th try. I hope they are stamping "obstructed view" on a *large* portion of the side seats in the orchestra, since if you're not in the center section (or close to the aisle on the side section), you're probably going to miss seeing part of the stage.

The next thing they should do is get rid of the gimmick that takes place in the empty space where they ripped out the seats around the 5th/6th row of the orchestra, and move it to the stage. They could add two rows of "super premium" seats and sell them for $300+ a piece. Think of all the extra money that they could make per week.
gchris11
Broadway Star
joined:5/7/13
Matilda SRO
Posted: 7/11/13 at 10:49am
The theater here is set up pretty much like the theater in London, So I don't think those seats will be returning anytime soon for super premium seating. and I thought the Lottery seats were great. We got row H on the Far Left of the house and could see all but the tiniest part of the back of the stage. I was very happy with the $27 lottery tickets.
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Visceral_Fella
Broadway Star
joined:1/18/12
Matilda SRO
Posted: 7/11/13 at 03:38pm
I wonder what time people will start lining up for these. Seems like they have a Book of Mormon set up. Here's hoping that it's not as intense as BOM's.
gstrus2
Broadway Star
joined:5/27/12
Matilda SRO
Posted: 7/11/13 at 05:38pm
It was changed. Standing Room now go on sale when the box office opens.
gstrus2
Broadway Star
joined:5/27/12
Matilda SRO
Posted: 7/11/13 at 05:38pm
Double post.
Updated On: 7/11/13 at 05:38 PM
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Visceral_Fella
Broadway Star
joined:1/18/12
Matilda SRO
Posted: 7/11/13 at 06:28pm
So people are going to camp out in hopes that it's sold out, but they may be in for a rude awakening. Wow this could become an all day situation if they insist on selling every single ticket like Pippin.
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AEA AGMA SM
Broadway Legend
joined:8/13/09
Matilda SRO
Posted: 7/11/13 at 07:53pm
"So people are going to camp out in hopes that it's sold out, but they may be in for a rude awakening. Wow this could become an all day situation if they insist on selling every single ticket like Pippin."

I don't know how soon in advance they've been sold out, but they've reported 100% capacity since the end of April, so it's a pretty safe bet that the standing room tickets will be available for most of the performances in the near future.
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clydeborrow
Swing
joined:7/11/13
Matilda SRO
Posted: 7/12/13 at 11:48am
Has anyone tried SRO for Matilda yet???
cannison101
Understudy
joined:1/11/08
Matilda SRO
Posted: 7/12/13 at 01:24pm
I got two tickets SRO for last nights performance. They went on sale directly after the lottery winners purchased their tickets. I believe that there were 21 standing spaces, but I could be wrong.
clydeborrow
Swing
joined:7/11/13
Matilda SRO
Posted: 7/12/13 at 01:29pm
Just curious how long was the wait? Were their other people waiting for SRO? or is word not out yet. Thanks. Old person here. Don't mind waiting for tickets but don't want to get there at 8 am and find out that the box office will not sell the SRO until after the lottery.
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ClydeBarrow
Broadway Legend
joined:6/20/12
Matilda SRO
Posted: 7/12/13 at 03:08pm
Fake clyde, please go away. You're besmirching my name and I don't appreciate it.
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clydeborrow
Swing
joined:7/11/13
Matilda SRO
Posted: 7/12/13 at 03:30pm
Listen here sonny, I didn't fight in 2 wars to protect your rights, bury my wife and move to NYC to log in and listen to your sh!t. Now, go be a good boy and sit in the corner until some one speaks to you. Go change your name!!! You are what is wrong with the youth today.
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ClydeBarrow
Broadway Legend
joined:6/20/12
Matilda SRO
Posted: 7/12/13 at 03:47pm
Right, you sound like a real person. Is that you, gchris?
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gchris11
Broadway Star
joined:5/7/13
Matilda SRO
Posted: 7/12/13 at 10:09pm
UMMM, NO, I was at Potted Potter this evening. I have better things to do than pretend to be you.
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ACL2006
Broadway Legend
joined:2/11/06
Matilda SRO
Posted: 7/13/13 at 04:54pm
I just wonder why they waited until now to start selling SRO instead of after the show opened back in April??
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Fosse76
Broadway Legend
joined:3/21/05
Matilda SRO
Posted: 7/14/13 at 12:07am
They are not selling 21 standing room spots. They are only selling thestanding room spots on the left orchestra side of the house.

They waited because, well, there is a lot of activity that happens in the back of the house. They Dec odds to sell the 10 spots on house left, since that area is easier to control. The ushers needed to be blindly familiar with all the activity before they could even think to sell those spots, since they need to know who is supposed to be where.
Updated On: 7/14/13 at 12:07 AM
rntobe
Swing
joined:10/24/12
Matilda SRO
Posted: 7/15/13 at 05:26pm
Can anyone confirm if the SRO tickets go on sale when the box office opens, or an hour before the performance? I'm hoping to do this in the next few weeks. There is conflicting information in the posts here and I haven't been able to find the official policy online.
Thanks!
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anmiller07
Leading Actor
joined:11/15/07
Matilda SRO
Posted: 7/15/13 at 05:41pm

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Visceral_Fella
Broadway Star
joined:1/18/12
Matilda SRO
Posted: 7/15/13 at 05:43pm
Now all we need is for someone to report back with what time the line formed.
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faith587
Stand-by
joined:10/27/08
Matilda SRO
Posted: 7/15/13 at 05:49pm
I got a standing room ticket for this past Saturday evening's performance. I got to the box office at 11:00 am and was told that the show was not yet sold out, but to check back later and I could get a ticket. I was planning on spending all day in Shubert Alley for Broadway Barks, so I went back in every hour or so to check it the show had sold out. When I went at 3:30pm, I was able to purchase the first standing room ticket for the evening performance (behind the left orchestra, slot 3, which is to the left of aisle 3). The rest of the SRO sold out withing 45 minutes of me getting my ticket. There wasn't a line at all.
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anmiller07
Leading Actor
joined:11/15/07
Matilda SRO
Posted: 7/15/13 at 05:52pm
Faith can you tell us what the view was like? Do you miss anything at the top of the stage?
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faith587
Stand-by
joined:10/27/08
Matilda SRO
Posted: 7/15/13 at 05:58pm
The view was actually really nice! I could see the lit-up colored boxed that spell out MATILDA, high above the stage, perfectly. It was basically like standing in the center of the orchestra, just a bit further back. You don't miss anything, really. Another plus is that so many scenes have the actors entering and exiting from the back of the house, so they walk past the SRO slots and you can get a glimpse of them up close for a second or two. I almost got whipped with a jacket after "Revolting Children" when the older students came running up the aisle, waving their jackets around in celebration.

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