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Seating for Aida & Beauty. Your advice.

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Seating for Aida & Beauty. Your advice.#0
Posted: 10/15/03 at 2:14pm
Hi guys. I was looking through Ticketmaster for booking seats for my December NYC trip. They have first row tickets for both Aida and Beauty & The Beast. I think that for spectacular shows like that 4th or 5th row is better, so I didn't get any and decided to wait a little more. Do you think I did well ?

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Definately don't do first rows for Beauty and the Beast. Aida's not absolutely horrible but you do miss some of the action at the back of the stage.
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Both stages are high. You will get neck cramps in the first or second row. Both shows are big so sit back a little. Front row sounds glamorous but its too close.
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Yes, you certainly want to sit a few rows back for both shows. I wouldn't wait, though. My advise is to go ahead and call ticketmaster and the operator can tell you what else is available and help you pick a better seat.
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I sat fron row for Beauty and the Beast, and it really wasn't all that bad. You made a smart decision to move to 4th or 5th row, because the next time I saw it, I was 6th row, and it was perfect seating.
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For both, go upstairs.

In the Lunt, try for the first 2-4 rows in the front mezz.

In the Palace, the front row of the mezz if at all possible, is best.
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I saw Aida last year with Student Rush front row seats. They kinda sucked. You have to have your neck cranked back the whole time and you miss alot of the full effect of the show.
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Thank you guys for your feedback. I knew i could count on you. It is not very easy to call Ticketmaster from Greece and talk a lot, because it's gonna cost me a fortune :) Telecharge's system is so much better, because you can search their database for the day you want and sit wherever you like. I think that if I wait a little more, the first rows will be gone and i will get 5th or 6th row. Of course for The Boy from OZ I snatched already my first row center seat. Nothing is gonna stand between me and Hugh, LOL.

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Updated On: 10/15/03 at 03:20 PM