No class at Chicago tonight

phantomcrazy14
Featured Actor
joined:2/5/10
This was my first time seeing the show and I was a little put off by what was going on at the show tonight, none of it the actual show's fault.
First off, I don't know if this is happening at multiple shows, but I guess things are slower in January (when I was at Phantom Monday it was very sparse). But tonight hardly any of the rear mezz was sold. We had purchased rush tickets, and were moved to the center of front mezz. The ushers were standing with pieces of printer paper with instructions on them, telling them what seats hadn't sold and they were moving everyone to the center section. To be honest, I would've rather sat in the side and been more comfortable than cramped.
Secondly, there were two drunk groups sitting directly, and two rows in front of us. The first, a group of 3 girls who were drunk and singing along. Someone turned and shushed them, and at intermission they moved to the empty rear mezz. In front of them was two drunk women, who were laughing at wrong times, dancing along, saying words the actors would say, and then were holding their phones up recording the final two numbers. I didn't see ushers anywhere...

Is it understandable I did not enjoy my first experience with Chicago?

Updated On: 2/1/14 at 11:03 PM
Dollypop
Broadway Legend
joined:5/15/03
No class at Chicago tonight
Posted: 1/31/14 at 11:17pm
Why are you surprised about the sparse house? This show and PHANTOM have been running for ages. Don't expect every seat to be filled.

As for the drunks....this is Super Bowl weekend and these were probably people who were in for the game and celebrating too much.
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ClydeBarrow
Broadway Legend
joined:6/20/12
No class at Chicago tonight
Posted: 1/31/14 at 11:17pm
You went to see Chicago. What did you expect? Please don't ever see Rock of Ages because you won't be happy there either.
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everythingtaboo
Broadway Legend
joined:5/5/04
No class at Chicago tonight
Posted: 1/31/14 at 11:32pm
January is typically quiet, and the Super Bowl has done nothing for NYC tourism as it turns out. You just went on a particularly bad night.


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JBradshaw
Stand-by
joined:10/10/04
No class at Chicago tonight
Posted: 1/31/14 at 11:32pm
That's normal there with the head usher with a print out of seats. Many times I had Sro went to see the head usher and was seated in prime seats.
If you really wanted to sit on the side if you spoke up they wouldn't of had a problem.
gleek4114
Broadway Star
joined:5/24/13
No class at Chicago tonight
Posted: 1/31/14 at 11:48pm
What ever happened to class...
darreyl102
Broadway Legend
joined:8/23/08
No class at Chicago tonight
Posted: 2/1/14 at 03:30am
Was I the only one who thought that they had taken the song 'Class' out of the show that night by the thread title? LOL
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promisespromises2
Broadway Star
joined:5/23/13
No class at Chicago tonight
Posted: 2/1/14 at 06:06am
^Only reason why I clicked it!
Jon
Broadway Legend
joined:2/20/04
No class at Chicago tonight
Posted: 2/1/14 at 08:55am
Me too.
best12bars
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/05
No class at Chicago tonight
Posted: 2/1/14 at 09:14am
Yep, I thought they cut the song for some reason.
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tazber
Broadway Legend
joined:5/10/05
No class at Chicago tonight
Posted: 2/1/14 at 09:36am
Same here.
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Emmaloucbway
Broadway Star
joined:10/16/11
No class at Chicago tonight
Posted: 2/1/14 at 09:59am
I thought that, too. Hahahahaha.
dramamama611
Broadway Legend
joined:12/4/07
No class at Chicago tonight
Posted: 2/1/14 at 10:01am
This behavior, however, can happen at just about any show.

And yes, I thought there was a major faux pas skipping the song.
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phantomcrazy14
Featured Actor
joined:2/5/10
No class at Chicago tonight
Posted: 2/1/14 at 10:23am
Sorry about the thread title, I changed it. But ok, I've never heard or seen an usher doing that at a show so I was surprised and I was just wondering if that was just because the show wasn't full. And I know these shows have been running for a long time, but I was surprised with how few people were in the audience on a Friday night is all. And as for the drunks, if I saw Rock of Ages and that happened I wouldn't be upset, because that's the feel of the show, a fun, jukebox, rock concert. I just didn't think that it was acceptable at a show like Chicago and was merely surprised the ushers didn't do anything because many other audience members were getting noticeably distracted and frustrated.
winston89
Broadway Legend
joined:6/18/06
No class at Chicago tonight
Posted: 2/1/14 at 08:11pm
I'd add my two cents, but we all know how well that went over the last time I did regarding Chicago.
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JoeKv99
Broadway Legend
joined:12/27/04
No class at Chicago tonight
Posted: 2/1/14 at 09:28pm
Ugh I was at the show last night, too, enjoying it along with some friends and there was some uptight weenie behind me telling me I was laughing at the "Wrong" parts. Then she was whining she didn't like the seats they gave her and wanted to sit over on the side. GO move! What crawled up her patootie?
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FishermanBob
Broadway Legend
joined:7/9/12
No class at Chicago tonight
Posted: 2/1/14 at 09:32pm
If you would have waited for the warm-up comic to wave his arms and tell you it was time to laugh, this wouldn't have happened.

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