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Will row A be too close and un-enjoyable?

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Will row A be too close and un-enjoyable?#1
Posted: 11/8/19 at 3:43am
I am taking a last minute trip to the city with my dad the first week of december, and i just needed to see little shop with christian borle and jonathan groff. When i went to purchase tickets the only ones left for a semi reasonable price were front and center row A, i bought them but i am nervous they will be bad and i wont be able to see anyhting except dissapointment. Any thoughts or experiences with row A of the westside theater?
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Will row A be too close and un-enjoyable?#2
Posted: 11/8/19 at 4:53am
1. Since its sold out, you dont. have much choice, so try not to worry.
2. Yes, it is close but i dont think the stage is super high, so no neck craning.


3 As for your enjoyment factor? Everyone is different.
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Will row A be too close and un-enjoyable?#3
Posted: 11/8/19 at 5:04am
The front row at small theatres is usually great. Don’t worry about it at all ... it is a small theatre and a small stage. You will be fine. Why don’t you check out views from different seats on aviewfrommyseat.com Maybe that will make you feel more comfortable.
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Will row A be too close and un-enjoyable?#4
Posted: 11/8/19 at 5:44am

You will see every facial reaction up close- and the acoustics will be amazing.. You are very lucky to have front row- enjoy and relax.

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Will row A be too close and un-enjoyable?#5
Posted: 11/8/19 at 5:54am
Row A center will be fine for this show! It's a small show anyway and you will enjoy being up close to the actors. Have fun!
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Will row A be too close and un-enjoyable?#6
Posted: 11/8/19 at 7:04am

In that theater, Row A will be amazing.  Small stage at a good height, you'll see everything.

 

BUT, you will be in the Groff Splash Zone, so be prepared as you will get wet!  He is the most salivary actor I have ever seen.

 

4th row is dry.

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Will row A be too close and un-enjoyable?#7
Posted: 11/8/19 at 7:24am

I was thinking the same thing, WeeThomas, but isn't Gideon Glick on now as Seymour? If so, I don't think she'll need an umbrella. LOL!

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Posted: 11/8/19 at 7:37am
Gideon is only on for two weeks. Groff will be back by then!
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Will row A be too close and un-enjoyable?#9
Posted: 11/8/19 at 7:45am

Wee Thomas2 said: "In that theater, Row A will be amazing. Small stage at a good height, you'll see everything.



BUT, you will be in the Groff Splash Zone, so be prepared as you will get wet! He is the most salivary actor I have ever seen.



4th row is dry.
"

You must have never seen Al Pacino on stage.  His "Why dost thou spit at me?" in Richard III a million years ago remains the most ironic moment I have ever witnessed on stage.

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Posted: 11/8/19 at 8:01am
I’ve seen the show from 8th row back center and from the front row ..... front row is the best seat in my opinion. It literally felt like I was sitting on a couch in their flower shop the entire time. No heads in front to block my view. Christian Borle and Jonathan groff made eye contact with me at least twice. Heck even the plant almost bit at me at one point!
The stage is low so you won’t be looking up the entire time and straining your neck. Have a blast!
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Posted: 11/8/19 at 9:03am

While I haven't been to that exact theater I love a front row seat.  It's nice being able to see facial expressions from up close and  not have any audience members in your way.  My only complaint is that sometimes the leg room is terrible in front row.  At the Longacre I literally could barely fit my size 12 feet between the seat brackets and the wall of the orchestra pit.

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Will row A be too close and un-enjoyable?#12
Posted: 11/8/19 at 11:06am

I agree with Wick, having seen it in the front row you will feel immersed in the production. I loved these seats! There are a few feet in front of you between the stage in case you're worried about leg room. 

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Will row A be too close and un-enjoyable?#13
Posted: 11/8/19 at 4:26pm
I sat Row B which I felt was perfect. But I am sure Row A is great too. Do not underestimate the comments on Groff's spitting. It can be quite overwhelming if you are not prepared. You are guaranteed to be hit by his spit in Row A Center. If you think this will bother you, I would avoid these seats at all costs.
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Will row A be too close and un-enjoyable?#14
Posted: 11/8/19 at 9:54pm

Wee Thomas2 said: "In that theater, Row A will be amazing. Small stage at a good height, you'll see everything.



BUT, you will be in the Groff Splash Zone, so be prepared as you will get wet! He is the most salivary actor I have ever seen.



4th row is dry.
"

 

Umm..

I played opposite Anthony.Perkins in summer stock  and left the staged soaked from Anthony's spittle and the fact that the theater wasn't air conditioned.

 

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Posted: 11/9/19 at 11:23am

The Other One said: "Wee Thomas2 said: "In that theater, Row A will be amazing. Small stage at a good height, you'll see everything.



BUT, you will be in the Groff Splash Zone, so be prepared as you will get wet! He is the most salivary actor I have ever seen.



4th row is dry.
"

You must have never seen Al Pacino on stage. His "Why dost thou spit at me?" in Richard III a million years ago remains the most ironic moment I have ever witnessed on stage.
"

 

Correct.  I have not seen Al Pacino on stage.  Nor have I seen Anthony Perkins, so my statement stands