St. James Theatre Balcony

bwayphreak234
Broadway Legend
joined:7/4/10
St. James Theatre Balcony
Posted: 2/19/14 at 09:29pm
Hello! I may be attending the first preview of Bullets Over Broadway, which I am over the moon about since I have never seen a preview let alone a FIRST preview! My question is, how is the view from the balcony at the St. James? BTW, I have sat in the balcony at the Palace Theatre twice and it did not bother me at all - I thought it was a great view.
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Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
St. James Theatre Balcony
Posted: 2/19/14 at 09:34pm
If you don't mind your back being sore for a month because you have to lean so far over for 2.5 hours in order to see over peoples heads in one of the worst raked balconies in all of Broadway, you'll be fine.
DottieD'Luscia
Broadway Legend
joined:7/23/03
St. James Theatre Balcony
Posted: 2/19/14 at 09:56pm
^What Jordan said. If you're not in the front row, you're going to have an obstructed view if anyone in front of you leans over in order to get a better view!
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bwayphreak234
Broadway Legend
joined:7/4/10
St. James Theatre Balcony
Posted: 2/19/14 at 11:14pm
Looks like I will be going with the mezzanine for this one then! How is the back of the mezzanine? Like row Q?
"There’s nothing quite like the power and the passion of Broadway music. "
DottieD'Luscia
Broadway Legend
joined:7/23/03
St. James Theatre Balcony
Posted: 2/19/14 at 11:24pm
I like the mezzanine in that theatre.
Hey Dottie! Did your colleagues enjoy the cake even though your cat decided to sit on it? ~GuyfromGermany
bwayphreak234
Broadway Legend
joined:7/4/10
St. James Theatre Balcony
Posted: 2/19/14 at 11:29pm
Awesome! I just wasn't sure if it was like the Shubert where the overhang from the balcony blocked a lot of the upper half of the stage if you are in the last 2 rows!
"There’s nothing quite like the power and the passion of Broadway music. "
VotePeron
Leading Actor
joined:5/2/13
St. James Theatre Balcony
Posted: 2/19/14 at 11:34pm
The overhang, while not extreme, DOES restrict your view. I sat in the last row of the balcony for Bring It On and we missed a good bit of the top of the stage. Would rather sit in the balcony. Then again, I'm 6'5 and can see wherever.
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
St. James Theatre Balcony
Posted: 2/19/14 at 11:37pm
6'5", huh? You should come on over to my place after a show one night to, yknow, talk.
FindingNamo
Broadway Legend
joined:7/22/03
St. James Theatre Balcony
Posted: 2/19/14 at 11:48pm
So you're the one always sitting in front of me VotePeron.
Can anyone tell me how the line has been?
VotePeron
Leading Actor
joined:5/2/13
St. James Theatre Balcony
Posted: 2/20/14 at 12:09am
Hey, sitting in these seats isn't fun for me either. Squeezing into the Schoenfeld last night was pretty miserable.

Hey Jordan haha
bwayphreak234
Broadway Legend
joined:7/4/10
St. James Theatre Balcony
Posted: 2/23/14 at 08:22pm
Has anyone sat in row O of the mezzanine? How is the view?

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Updated On: 2/23/14 at 08:22 PM

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