St. Jimmy Balcony

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Posted: 4/1/10 at 7:13pm
How is the view from Row A of the Balcony seats 14-16?

Full view?
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Posted: 4/1/10 at 7:24pm
I detest the balcony in that theater.
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St. Jimmy Balcony#2
Posted: 4/1/10 at 7:46pm
I would not sit in the balcony. But, if it's all you can afford, try not to get seats in the first couple rows. In Row A you will not be able to see the front of the stage, unless you are pretty tall.
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St. Jimmy Balcony#3
Posted: 4/1/10 at 8:04pm
I am sitting in it as we speak and it's totally fine. Don't sit in row A though. B or back.
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Posted: 4/1/10 at 8:04pm
And there is no leg space. The balcony of that theater as well as the blacony of the Palace need makeovers.

And you have just convinced yourself it is fine because you are stuck there.
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Posted: 4/1/10 at 8:09pm
I hate the balcony in the St James.
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St. Jimmy Balcony#6
Posted: 4/1/10 at 8:22pm
I just got Row A before I re-read this thread
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St. Jimmy Balcony#7
Posted: 4/1/10 at 8:24pm
Sell them on E bay and get better seats.
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St. Jimmy Balcony#8
Posted: 4/1/10 at 8:28pm
How bad can the Row A's be?
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Posted: 4/1/10 at 8:38pm
Ehh, I sat in row A of the balcony for FINIAN'S and didn't think it was horrible. The front of the stage is cut off from up there, but I'm 6 feet so it wasn't too hard to see.

That said, I did buy tickets in the mezz for AMERICAN IDIOT because I didn't want to see it from the balcony.
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St. Jimmy Balcony#10
Posted: 4/1/10 at 8:47pm
I looked for Mezz but Balc was the only thing offered for opening night
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St. Jimmy Balcony#11
Posted: 4/1/10 at 9:11pm
Depending on your height, you'll be fine. I'd still go B or further back if possible. It's a weird balcony where sometimes the last row is better than the front. But hell, opening night? It'll be great wherever you are.
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Posted: 4/1/10 at 10:49pm
I was in Row F center tonight, and it was totally fine. And I wasn't stuck there. I had the choice between there and partial view seats on the sides of the orchestra. And from what I can tell... I had the better view.
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Posted: 4/1/10 at 11:42pm
Slight thread steal but oh that St. Jimmy! I cringed while reading this... I got such a head ache from him in the show... not to mention the way too loud volume.
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St. Jimmy Balcony#14
Posted: 4/5/10 at 12:11pm
Hi,

I ended up getting last row of the balcony, center bc someone here said it is better than the first row balcony. Did I make a mistake? I'm nervous to take someone who hasn't seen the show if the view is really poor...

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St. Jimmy Balcony#15
Posted: 4/5/10 at 12:22pm
Don't remember how many rows are the in the balcony, but I sat in row G and thought it was a great view, especially with this show where there's a million things going on.
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Posted: 4/5/10 at 3:17pm
"St. Jimmy"--Huh? Please, you are not being cool.
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Posted: 4/5/10 at 3:33pm
On saturday I sat in row E and I though the view was fine. I definitely don't think it is as terrible as some people have said, but hey just my opinion.
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St. Jimmy Balcony#18
Posted: 4/7/10 at 2:54pm
How are the last three rows of the Rear Mezzanine then? It's the same price as front of the Balcony.
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St. Jimmy Balcony#19
Posted: 4/7/10 at 3:23pm
I sat in the center of the last row of the balcony a few weeks ago, and the view was great. My only complaint was being so far away from the stage, and thus not being able to see the actors' facial expressions, etc., but I wasn't expecting that from the balcony anyways.
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St. Jimmy Balcony#20
Posted: 4/7/10 at 7:33pm
If you don't mind the hike, it's not a terrible view at all. Just high up.

Definitely avoid Row A, though.
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St. Jimmy Balcony#21
Posted: 4/7/10 at 10:24pm
I sat in the second from the top row of the mezzanine last Saturday. The seats were on the left, right against the wall. I saw everything just fine. I always buy cheap seats for Broadway shows and I have yet to have any problem seeing the stage. In fact, the only problem I ever had was at Jersey Boys in the orchestra. People sitting in front of us were rather tall and it was very hard to see the stage.
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Posted: 4/8/10 at 2:12am
The St. Jimmy?

Is this the start of a new fad?

The Madge?

The Ned?

The Wingar?

The Richard R?

The LYC3M?

The Mubo?

The Shub?


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Posted: 4/8/10 at 8:52am
The Shub?

I am completely Schub!
IMHO I see Queenie as being more of a brunette...
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Posted: 4/8/10 at 2:47pm
LYC3M took a while to perfect.....
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