Studio 54 CABARET Seating?

PeteGonBway
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Studio 54 CABARET Seating?
Posted: 12/2/13 at 11:13am

I've only been in Studio 54 once (for "Drood") and sat way up in the Rear Mezzanine. Never been in the Orchestra section - and I know it's a whole different set up for "Cabaret"

Does anyone remember from the last revival how the Orchestra Tables were? How is the view from the extreme side tables? For example, Table 165 or 166. Or would Front Mezz be better? Those are seats with drink tables. Any advice would be appreciated!

Updated On: 12/2/13 at 11:13 AM
BrodyFosse123
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joined:2/27/06
Studio 54 CABARET Seating?
Posted: 12/2/13 at 06:31pm
Bummers that they're not using the original floor plan like the original run. As you can see below, Orchestra Tables surrounded the majority of the wooden platform stage that thrust out giving the production an incredible intimate feeling as the actors were in your face, literally. Sad that the stage doesn't thrust out as much as before.

Having seen this original run over 25 times, my favorite tables were: 127 (actors passed you as they walked to the stage and exited), 124 (where they were right IN your face) and 128. I guess those must have been their house seats as I always got them the morning of the performance I wanted to see.

And to answer your question, based on the original floor plan, the side tables were pretty bad as you had a view of the actor's sides or backs since they performed to the front of the house. Since this time the stage platform doesn't thrust out as much, you'll get a sideview of the actors now. There are no sets, just props to represent set pieces: a trunk for Sally's dressing table. A chaise lounge. A group of chairs to represent the train, etc.

So what does that make you, Brody? A zero-trick pony? - Wanna Be A Foster .........................The only power brody wields is in his own mind, joe. But it's amusing to watch him pretend nonetheless. - tazber
Luv2goToShows
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Studio 54 CABARET Seating?
Posted: 12/2/13 at 06:48pm
There are table seats in the front mezzanine, does anyone know how the view is from up there? Do you miss anything sitting in the mezz?
BrodyFosse123
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Studio 54 CABARET Seating?
Posted: 12/2/13 at 06:59pm
I sat once in the front row of the center mezzanine and based on the original run seating, the view was spectacular. Remember, the small stage platform thrusts out so the front mezzanine is very close to the stage platform. The original run actually had faux leopard-covered seats in the front mezzanine and each seat had a small table for your drink. Curious if these were stored away and being re-installed again for this revival.
So what does that make you, Brody? A zero-trick pony? - Wanna Be A Foster .........................The only power brody wields is in his own mind, joe. But it's amusing to watch him pretend nonetheless. - tazber
Jane2
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Studio 54 CABARET Seating?
Posted: 12/2/13 at 07:12pm
One of the times I saw the show during the last run, I sat at an orchestra table. Only problem with those is that you might not be able to see over all the other people's heads at the tables in front of you. This time, I bought second row mezz.
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Luv2goToShows
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Studio 54 CABARET Seating?
Posted: 12/3/13 at 08:30am
Thanks BrodyFosse123, I am going to go for the front mezzanine. Like Jane2, I am afraid I'll get a seat with poor site lines down in the orchestra.
Kad
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Studio 54 CABARET Seating?
Posted: 12/3/13 at 09:37am
I'm not sure where you got that seating chart for the upcoming production, but it's not entirely accurate. The thrust of the stage is the same as the original. (Roundabout also doesn't do "zone" seating). Roundabout's official seating chart is linked below (it's a PDF).

Also: the front mezzanine will again have small drink tables. Again, this is shown in Roundabout's official seating chart.


Seating Chart for Cabaret
Updated On: 12/3/13 at 09:37 AM
FANtomFollies
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joined:4/5/12
Studio 54 CABARET Seating?
Posted: 12/3/13 at 11:08am
thx Kad for the seating chart:)

I got Mezz EE seating (1st row of Rear Mezz) - does anyone know if seeing over railings will be an issue?
PeteGonBway
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Studio 54 CABARET Seating?
Posted: 12/3/13 at 11:57am

Sorry, I wasnt sure how to post the PDF from the official website, so I found that other one -- didn't notice the discrepancies!! Here's the correct one!

So, would first or second row mezz be my best bet? Do you miss anything up there? Where does the mezz overhang the orch? None of the seating charts seem to tell...



Updated On: 12/3/13 at 11:57 AM
Kad
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Studio 54 CABARET Seating?
Posted: 12/3/13 at 12:41pm
Studio 54's mezz is rather forward. It will be overhanging the banquette seating / first row of the orchestra.
BrodyFosse123
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Studio 54 CABARET Seating?
Posted: 12/3/13 at 12:45pm
Studio 54 is very small so the first 2 rows of the mezzanine are more than fantastic. The front mezzanine overhangs like the last row of the Orchestra Tables which are only four rows of them. Buy them with complete comfort, just try to stay Mezzanine Center as much as possible though the Mezzanine left and right are fine was well.

NOTE: AVOID THE ORCHESTRA BANQUETTES. Yes, they are cozy little sofas but the floor doesn't rake so your view is completely blocked by those sitting in the Orchestra Tables. Not their heads but their entire bodies. The stage isn't high so AVOID THESE SEATS! If not, you'll be squirming around the entire performance trying to get a view of the stage.
So what does that make you, Brody? A zero-trick pony? - Wanna Be A Foster .........................The only power brody wields is in his own mind, joe. But it's amusing to watch him pretend nonetheless. - tazber
hanschens
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Studio 54 CABARET Seating?
Posted: 12/3/13 at 01:13pm
What's the view like from the last row of the mezz? Will any of the stage be cut off?
mikem
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Studio 54 CABARET Seating?
Posted: 12/3/13 at 02:47pm
I thought the orchestra floor of Studio 54 was raked. Was it unraked during the original run? It would make sense if it were unraked because of the tables, but that will cause sightline issues from the rear orchestra, unless the stage is really high.
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Jane2
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Studio 54 CABARET Seating?
Posted: 12/3/13 at 06:45pm
FYI - As far as the first two rows in the mezz go, every single performance that my friend and I checked, those two rows are completely blacked out because they are taken by subscribers.
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Phantom487
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Studio 54 CABARET Seating?
Posted: 12/4/13 at 09:21pm
Keep checking!! I got a pair of tickets yesterday for Orchestra Table 236 for a Thursday night in April. They weren't there the day before - they just popped up randomly - so check frequently! There were still a few seats in AA and BB of the Mezzanine (the first two rows) on the sides yesterday for March and April.
east side story
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Studio 54 CABARET Seating?
Posted: 12/4/13 at 10:39pm
For the poster that mentioned getting seats at Table 236:

Make sure your tickets are not for patrons in need of wheelchair accessible seating. They will revoke your tickets for that performance if they see that you are not in need of such accommodations. If those seats at that table are not sold to those who do need them, they will sell them at full price prior to curtain.
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Phantom487
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Studio 54 CABARET Seating?
Posted: 12/5/13 at 07:44am
Nope, these were regular seats. That table has 2 normal seats and 2 handicapped/companion seats. I double checked with their Audience Services online chat rep before completing the purchase.