The Band's Visit Seating Question

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The Band's Visit Seating Question#1
Posted: 5/10/18 at 9:52pm

Assuming I like sitting close, is front row too close for The Band's Visit?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

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The Band's Visit Seating Question#2
Posted: 5/10/18 at 9:54pm
No. It's probably perfect. It's a show that's best seen up close.
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The Band's Visit Seating Question#3
Posted: 5/10/18 at 9:54pm

Closer is better for this one.

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The Band's Visit Seating Question#4
Posted: 5/10/18 at 10:04pm

Good to hear, because Row AA is where I’ll be sitting in less than 20 days. :)

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The Band's Visit Seating Question#5
Posted: 5/10/18 at 10:23pm

I know closer is better, I was wondering whether the stage was too high for front row and if I'd have full view without straining my neck. 

Does anyone have any idea? 

Thanks!

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The Band's Visit Seating Question#6
Posted: 5/10/18 at 10:43pm

I can’t speak for the front row, but I loved my experience in the second row - being so close to the actors, seeing their every facial expression and hearing every sigh, made this show even more beautiful on my return trip. I had to look up slightly, but I didn’t find this much of an issue. And it’s only one act! 

FWIW, I sat in row L my first visit, and that is also a fantastic seat if you like seeing the whole stage and don’t want to be quite so close.

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The Band's Visit Seating Question#7
Posted: 5/10/18 at 11:11pm

I say front row at Barrymore for Six Degrees and it was great.  I missed some of the scenes that happened further upstage but if I recall, most of Bands Visit is staged downstage.  It is really better to be closer for this wonderful and intimate show.  I saw fourth row on the right and it was perfect.

 

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The Band's Visit Seating Question#8
Posted: 5/11/18 at 12:20am
Based on advice from the boards, I called Telecharge during my brief layover in Atlanta on way to NYC in November. I paid $20 to upgrade my front mezzanine seat to second row Center Orchestra. Best $20 I ever spent (tied with my $20 lottery Today Tix ticket to On The Town). I’m tall, but I’m confident I’d still feel that way even if I wasn’t.
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The Band's Visit Seating Question#9
Posted: 5/11/18 at 12:24am

I sat in the next to the last row upstairs, house left aisle  seat next to center and it was perfect.

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The Band's Visit Seating Question#10
Posted: 5/14/18 at 5:16am

My parents are coming up to visit at last minute this weekend and I was thinking of taking them to "The Band's Visit," which I haven't seen yet. 

Does anyone know how the House Left, Mezz Box C seats are? I know that's they're labeled Partial View but I'm curious on how partial.

Thanks in advance!

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The Band's Visit Seating Question#11
Posted: 5/14/18 at 9:03am

theaterdude2 said: "I know closer is better, I was wondering whether the stage was too high for front row and if I'd have full view without straining my neck.

Does anyone have any idea?

Thanks!
"

Yeah, I was in row G and I felt any closer and my neck would have been horizontal. 

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The Band's Visit Seating Question#12
Posted: 5/14/18 at 9:16am

I sat in the front row of the mezz and I had a rough time hearing the dialogue. The folks on either side of me, strangers, also had the same problem.  I hope it doesn't get an award for sound design!

The book comes out in early September (4th) so I'll get it and found out what I missed!

 

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The Band's Visit Seating Question#13
Posted: 5/14/18 at 9:25am

I sat in the second row via an Audience Rewards ticket.  I do remember that some people were sitting crouched down in their seats in the front row.  Second row was perfect and i am tall.

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The Band's Visit Seating Question#14
Posted: 5/14/18 at 9:30am

I sat front row, exact center seat and I was fine. There's a LOT of space between the front row and the stage and the stage isn't that high. I'm 5'5" and had no problem. Loved it and if I see it again will choose the same seat. 

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The Band's Visit Seating Question#15
Posted: 5/14/18 at 10:05am

sorano916 said: "My parents are coming up to visit at last minute this weekend and I was thinking of taking them to "The Band's Visit," which I haven't seen yet.

Does anyone know how the House Left, Mezz Box C seats are? I know that's they're labeled Partial View but I'm curious on how partial.

Thanks in advance!
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I sat in Box A, house left the other day. It wasn't labeled partial view, but I missed a bit of minor action stage right. I had seen the show before, so it wasn't a big deal. I'd imagine the boxes behind A (including the one you're referencing) have even more of a partial view, but the box seats are levelled a bit to alleviate that, as in the seats closer to the wall are raised to minimize sightline issues.

You can't beat it at $40, and I'd rather miss a tiny bit of action to be close to the stage. Most action is center stage, but sometimes you'll get the backs of peoples' heads if you sit to the side. Since it's your first time seeing it, I'd try to get a more centered seat because there are nice staging moments that you'll want to see straight on.

That was long and meandering, but I hope that helps a bit!

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The Band's Visit Seating Question#16
Posted: 5/14/18 at 12:23pm

Eliza2 said: "I sat front row, exact center seat and I was fine. There's a LOT of space between the front row and the stage and the stage isn't that high. I'm 5'5" and had no problem. Loved it and if I see it again will choose the same seat."

 

Great news! Thank you!!! I’m front row, five seats in from the house-right aisle. Sounds like it’ll be an excellent seat. :)

 

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The Band's Visit Seating Question#17
Posted: 5/14/18 at 8:09pm

I saw it from seat Orchestra N2 on the aisle a couple of weeks ago and it was a great view. I could really appreciate the staging but still plenty close enough to see facial expressions.

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The Band's Visit Seating Question#18
Posted: 6/19/18 at 7:15am

Hi! Could I have your help with seat views?. I'm looking at two seats for advice: F14 in the right orchestra and K7 at left orchestra.

 

Thanks so much!  I appreciate the help. 

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The Band's Visit Seating Question#19
Posted: 6/19/18 at 7:24am
https://aviewfrommyseat.com/photo/85077/Ethel+Barrymore+Theatre/section-Orch/row-K/seat-18/

Here is the view from K 18. It should give you an idea.
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The Band's Visit Seating Question#20
Posted: 2/1/19 at 10:17pm

Has anyone sat in the last seats on the end of front row mezz? They're labeled partial and are $45 which seems like a pretty great deal considering the seat right next to it is full price. Obviously wouldn't make a huge difference one seat over but just wondering how partial it is and what makes it partial. Thanks. 

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The Band's Visit Seating Question#21
Posted: 2/2/19 at 10:17am
I didn’t sit in those seats, but I remember entering the aisle from that end of the row, and it looked like there would be a fair amount of obstruction with those seats.
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The Band's Visit Seating Question#22
Posted: 2/3/19 at 8:34pm

LesWickedly said: "Has anyone sat in the last seats on the end of front row mezz? They're labeled partial and are $45 which seems like a pretty great deal considering the seat right next to it is full price. Obviously wouldn't make a huge difference one seat over but just wondering how partial it is and what makes it partial. Thanks."

Hm. You’d probably be ok if it’s on the right side, as most of the side stage action happens on the audience’s left.

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The Band's Visit Seating Question#23
Posted: 1/22/20 at 11:59am

I’m looking at partial (side) view tickets for the touring production of The Band’s Visit. My question is do I miss more action by sitting house right (stage left) or house left (stage right)? I have the option of either. From other commenters, it sounds like I want to sit as close to stage as I can.

Thanks in advance!

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The Band's Visit Seating Question#24
Posted: 1/22/20 at 12:08pm

jr88 said: "I’m looking at partial (side) view tickets for the touring production of The Band’s Visit. My question is do I miss more action by sitting house right (stage left) or house left (stage right)? I have the option of either. From other commenters, it sounds like I want to sit as close to stage as I can.

Thanks in advance!
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There’s a lot of action on the left side of the stage so house right is your best bet. The only thing you’ll miss out on is the band playing since they are seated on the right side of the stage for most of it. 

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The Band's Visit Seating Question#25
Posted: 1/22/20 at 12:57pm

copathetiic said: "jr88 said: "I’m looking at partial (side) view tickets for the touring production of The Band’s Visit. My question is do I miss more action by sitting house right (stage left) or house left (stage right)? I have the option of either. From other commenters, it sounds like I want to sit as close to stage as I can.

Thanks in advance!
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There’s a lot of action on the left side of the stage so house right is your best bet. The only thing you’ll miss out on is the band playing since they are seated on the right side of the stage for most of it.
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Seconded. I saw the show on tour from a box House Right. I had to strain to see the band at points, but so much more would be missed from the other side (I would imagine you’d miss a lot of what happens in Dina’s apartment if you sat on the other side, as all of that is SR.). Go House Right.