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Standing Room Only Question

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Littleshopofcarrie
Broadway Star
joined:12/9/12
Standing Room Only Question
Posted: 6/19/14 at 03:15pm
If you buy a Standing Room Only ticket, do ushers let you sit in the back of the orchestra if there is an empty seat?
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LizzieCurry
Broadway Legend
joined:3/7/05
Standing Room Only Question
Posted: 6/19/14 at 03:22pm
It depends on the usher, the theatre, and when you decide to sit.
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VotePeron
Leading Actor
joined:5/2/13
Standing Room Only Question
Posted: 6/19/14 at 03:29pm
BOM will refuse to let you sit until Act 2. There were two seats directly in front of us in the last row, and the usher yelled at us when we tried to move 20 minutes into the show.

Unfortunately, it's common for people to arrive late. So you're best bet is wait and switch at Intermission. I've done that at Kinky Boots, Matilda, and Once.
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haterobics
Broadway Legend
joined:3/29/14
Standing Room Only Question
Posted: 6/19/14 at 03:34pm
It's been a while, but when two couples stormed out of BOM after Hasa Diga, the usher let me and someone else from standing room go up and use them immediately after the next song.
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dramamama611
Broadway Legend
joined:12/4/07
Standing Room Only Question
Posted: 6/19/14 at 07:00pm
Most places won't even sell SRO unless they are sold out...some waiting until the very last ticket is gone. Others will sell when nearly all are gone.

Good luck.

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Updated On: 6/19/14 at 07:00 PM
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haterobics
Broadway Legend
joined:3/29/14
Standing Room Only Question
Posted: 6/20/14 at 01:31am
I thought the OP was asking if they got standing room and there was a random empty seat available could they use it... otherwise, dramamama is right. If the show isn't sold out, there is no SRO.
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dramamama611
Broadway Legend
joined:12/4/07
Standing Room Only Question
Posted: 6/20/14 at 08:55am
You are likely correct, but it would be rare that the few patrons that were no shows were also in the back -- just trying to cover all bases!
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