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PanaroFan111
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joined:8/31/14
gentlemens guide balcony seats
Posted: 9/1/14 at 04:37pm
How's the view from the balcony in this theater? My wife is not a big fan of heights and I see its only 2 rows, but I like the price of $42 per ticket. I just see no posts about them anywhere.
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Mr. Musical
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joined:9/1/14
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Posted: 9/1/14 at 04:38pm
The view is fine. However, you lose all semblance of the physical comedy and the facial expressions. When I sat up there, the balcony definitely was enjoying the show less than the rest of the theater.
PanaroFan111
Swing
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Posted: 9/1/14 at 04:41pm
Thank you
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Sutton Ross
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joined:7/20/13
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Posted: 9/1/14 at 04:44pm

This is the last row of the mezz. Higher than that, you really lose so much.

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Updated On: 9/1/14 at 04:44 PM
KathyNYC2
Broadway Star
joined:12/2/10
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Posted: 9/1/14 at 04:45pm
I agree that you lose some of the facial expressions, etc. because you are pretty far away. But just for the record, I don't think anyone enjoyed the show more sitting anywhere else in the theater than I did sitting in those seats.

That said, if you wife is not fond of heights, these are probably not the seats for you. Besides the fact you have three flights of stairs to walk up, you definitely feel you are high up sitting in them..and even have to tilt forward a little to see the entire front of the stage.
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Mr Roxy
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joined:5/17/03
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Posted: 9/1/14 at 04:47pm
2 words come to mind

Bring oxygen
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth - Lillian Hellman.
KathyNYC2
Broadway Star
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gentlemens guide balcony seats
Posted: 9/1/14 at 05:02pm
^^That too..LOL
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Broadwaydreaming
Understudy
joined:7/7/14
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Posted: 9/2/14 at 04:20pm
The seats are cheap for a reason. They're not great. You do lose a lot. It is a very enjoyable show and definitely worth splurging for orchestra. Also, I'm not a fan of heights, and the pic above sends a shiver up my spine. I thought balcony for Matilda was bad!
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Sutton Ross
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joined:7/20/13
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Posted: 9/2/14 at 04:25pm
The Madilta balcony was up there, but I loved the front row. Yes, you get what you pay for. Great seats typically means a high price tag.
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dreaming
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joined:4/24/09
gentlemens guide balcony seats
Posted: 9/2/14 at 04:25pm
I won't sit in the balcony of that theater ever again. It pitches forward and is about 2" from the ceiling. And if the sound system isn't quite right, you can't hear at all. You also can't see (and when I sat there I kept feeling dizzy).
hannahrae2
Swing
joined:5/25/11
gentlemens guide balcony seats
Posted: 9/3/14 at 10:43am
I sat in the second row (of two) in the balcony, and I didn't know there were projections until talking with friends about the show later. Sound design also doesn't translate up there. That said, it's worth it to get in the theatre and see the show at all, and if that is your only option, you should go for it.
ArtMan
Broadway Legend
joined:9/10/08
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Posted: 9/3/14 at 10:49am
If the leg space is like the mezz, which was terrible, I wouldn't waste the money.
mamaleh
Broadway Star
joined:5/11/04
gentlemens guide balcony seats
Posted: 9/3/14 at 10:54am
I think I developed an ACL tear in my knee from sitting in that awful, cramped upper region several years ago. Excruciating.