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Pippin Partial view? (With Review)

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RippedMan
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joined:8/14/05
Pippin Partial view?
Posted: 9/11/13 at 10:44am
I got a rush ticket for partial view and I think I'm in the boxes. Is it going to be awful?
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macnyc
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joined:7/26/08
Pippin Partial view?
Posted: 9/11/13 at 10:56am
If you're in the boxes, I think it depends on how far back you are, and if you're on the inside (away from the stage) or outside (near the stage). I don't know about the Music Box, but I was in the box for Kinky Boots, and I really couldn't see anything! The good news is that I ended up standing through Act 1, and I could see fine, and it was nice to be close up. Then, at intermission, I switched seats with my friend so that I was closer to the stage. That still wasn't perfect, but it was a lot better. I'm sure others here can answer your question better than I have.
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ClydeBarrow
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joined:6/20/12
Pippin Partial view?
Posted: 9/11/13 at 11:17am
I've never sat in the boxes because I've heard about all the horror stories. Godspeed.
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RentBoy86
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joined:2/15/05
Pippin Partial view?
Posted: 9/11/13 at 11:42am
Maybe they will let you move to standing room?
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macnyc
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joined:7/26/08
Pippin Partial view?
Posted: 9/11/13 at 11:52am
^^^ That's a good idea, but you can probably stand in the box, too, and that way you will have your seat handy if you get tired. But the standing room in the Music Box is probably an excellent view.
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RippedMan
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joined:8/14/05
Pippin Partial view?
Posted: 9/11/13 at 11:53am
I'm thinking standing room for sure or maybe just hang in the back of the mezz and see what fills up. It's a Wednesday matinee during Sept. I figured it can't be crazy packed.
mamaleh
Broadway Star
joined:5/11/04
Pippin Partial view?
Posted: 9/11/13 at 11:53am
I was in one of those can't-see-anything box seats when I rushed the show shortly before its opening. At that time they hadn't yet instituted standing room. So I went to the mezz level and asked a sympathetic-looking (I hoped!) usher if she could possibly find me an empty seat because my view was so blocked. She had me wait until the lights were just starting to dim, then I got a great seat in the third row of the mezz, left side. Great view. Don't be afraid to ask if the same happens to you.
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RippedMan
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joined:8/14/05
Pippin Partial view?
Posted: 9/11/13 at 12:07pm
I will do that! I'll try my best puppy dog face!
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macnyc
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joined:7/26/08
Pippin Partial view?
Posted: 9/11/13 at 12:11pm
But if you're in the front of the box, you might have a great seat. Try it out first. That's what I would recommend.
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RippedMan
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joined:8/14/05
Pippin Partial view?
Posted: 9/11/13 at 12:23pm
I'm seat 3, so I can't tell, ha. That could go either way.
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RippedMan
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joined:8/14/05
Pippin Partial view? (With Review)
Posted: 9/12/13 at 10:09am
Caught this today, and I really liked it a lot more than I thought I would. I don't think I'm an all-out rave just because I'm not a huge fan of the music just in general, but I thought it was pretty great.

After seeing it, I totally see why Patina won the TONY. She was fierce. At first her whole like stage-voice thing got on my nerves, but girl can sing and by the end I was a fan. I was hoping she'd have some big song, but she really didn't, but I liked it.

Andrea Martin and Rachel Bay Jones were the standouts to me. Hilarious and heartfelt. Just brilliant.

I had Billy Thighe as Pippin and wasn't a huge fan. He's cute and whatnot, but his singing was sooo pitchy and timid. I will say he shined in "Extraordinary," but all the other things were a little sketchy and his "Love Song" harmonies just didn't sound right.

The direction was great, etc.

And for those interested, I was in the left box and before the show started my usher said I could move to the Mezz. Granted he was a gay man and I'm a gay man, so we sorta were kindred spirits. I noticed he didn't really tell everyone else that, ha.

 
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