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Seating for See What I Wanna See

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Seating for See What I Wanna See#0
Posted: 10/31/05 at 1:50pm
I'm looking at tickets for See What I Wanna See, and the layout of the theatre is rather strange. Are some seats better than others? Any recommendations?
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re: Seating for See What I Wanna See#1
Posted: 10/31/05 at 1:53pm
Not really. All the seats are quite good and the cast plays to all sides of the house. Go enjoy.
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re: Seating for See What I Wanna See#2
Posted: 10/31/05 at 2:10pm
The theater has a thrust stage, and each row of seats is roughly a semicircle.

I would advise against sitting at either end of a row; you will wind up staring at the backs of the actors' heads a great deal of the time. It's true that they make an attempt to play to all sides of the audience, but "attempt" is not the same as "succeed." In particular, I was totally unable to see the opening of Act II (the one set in Japan, with Marc Kudisch and Idina Menzel) because the red streamers hanging down from above totally blocked my view of the performers. (For Act I, those streamers were on the other side of the theater, so presumably the people sitting on that side had their sightline blocked.)

One thing I was able to see clearly during "R SHOMON" is that Aaron Lohr spits constantly when speaking or singing. (Backlighting makes it much easier to see it go flying.)
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re: Seating for See What I Wanna See#3
Posted: 10/31/05 at 2:13pm
The actors tend to favor the center and right a bit, I sat on the left one time and while I don't feel that I missed anything, they did most of their "action" facing the other way.

The left side DOES get a good view of Aaron Lohr's sweat issue. Anyone who has seen the show from that perspective will remember what I'm talking about.. I was just watching him drip on Idina and wondering how she continued to lie there...
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re: Seating for See What I Wanna See#4
Posted: 10/31/05 at 2:19pm
"The left side DOES get a good view of Aaron Lohr's sweat issue. Anyone who has seen the show from that perspective will remember what I'm talking about.. I was just watching him drip on Idina and wondering how she continued to lie there... "

Ah yes, the sweat. I hope that Idina (and the red dress) have been Scotchguarded.