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Studio 54 seating..

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Studio 54 seating..#0
Posted: 1/7/06 at 4:25pm
I know people hate these questions, as do I, but I just got my THreepenny Opera tickets and I'm sitting Mezz. Row BB to the Right. I know it overhangs row H, but how good is the view? I basically sat the same for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels - Mezz Row B. How is it for Studio 54? thanks!!
And the other thing about the Phantom Lady was, Bert, she realized, in the city that never sleeps... What did she realize, Kitten? That all the songs she'd listened to, all the love songs, that they were only songs. What's wrong with that? Nothing, if you don't believe in them. But she did, you see. She believed in enchanted evenings, and she believed that a small cloud passed overhead and cried down on a flower bed, and she even believed there was breakfast to be had... Where? On Pluto. The mysterious, icy wastes of Pluto.
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re: Studio 54 seating..#1
Posted: 1/7/06 at 4:44pm
pretty please answer? SOMEONE has got to have seen Cabaret..or something else at 54.
I know I know "check the view before you get the tix". I ordered WHILE looking at a seating chart. But, you obviously can't tell a view from there.
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And the other thing about the Phantom Lady was, Bert, she realized, in the city that never sleeps... What did she realize, Kitten? That all the songs she'd listened to, all the love songs, that they were only songs. What's wrong with that? Nothing, if you don't believe in them. But she did, you see. She believed in enchanted evenings, and she believed that a small cloud passed overhead and cried down on a flower bed, and she even believed there was breakfast to be had... Where? On Pluto. The mysterious, icy wastes of Pluto.
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re: Studio 54 seating..#2
Posted: 1/7/06 at 4:44pm
It's a valid question. I was there for A Touch of Poet - is it in the same big theatre? I was in the front row mezzanine row A and the view was pretty good although it is a distance from the stage. You can just barely eke out facial expressions. You should be about 5 rows and one "aisle walkway" from where I sat, which isn't a lot but can feel like it up there.

"Good" is a relative term regarding a view. Yes, I got to see the whole stage pretty clearly. But in the kind of show I saw, I really did feel that being closer would have made more of a difference in enjoying the show than Avenue Q. Studio 54 seems somewhat large and the DRS theatre seemed a little smaller. I'd say it's pretty far up although still worth going to. Personally I wouldn't pay $100+ for such seats though, just IMHO. I wouldn't want to sit in the back 2-3 rows though.
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re: Studio 54 seating..#3
Posted: 1/7/06 at 4:47pm
Thanks!! :)
And the other thing about the Phantom Lady was, Bert, she realized, in the city that never sleeps... What did she realize, Kitten? That all the songs she'd listened to, all the love songs, that they were only songs. What's wrong with that? Nothing, if you don't believe in them. But she did, you see. She believed in enchanted evenings, and she believed that a small cloud passed overhead and cried down on a flower bed, and she even believed there was breakfast to be had... Where? On Pluto. The mysterious, icy wastes of Pluto.
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re: Studio 54 seating..#4
Posted: 1/7/06 at 4:47pm
You should be fine. I've sat way farther back in the mezzanine, and I didn't really have any complaints. It's a small theatre.
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re: Studio 54 seating..#5
Posted: 1/7/06 at 4:49pm
Hehe I thought you'd be one to respond :) Thanks too!
And the other thing about the Phantom Lady was, Bert, she realized, in the city that never sleeps... What did she realize, Kitten? That all the songs she'd listened to, all the love songs, that they were only songs. What's wrong with that? Nothing, if you don't believe in them. But she did, you see. She believed in enchanted evenings, and she believed that a small cloud passed overhead and cried down on a flower bed, and she even believed there was breakfast to be had... Where? On Pluto. The mysterious, icy wastes of Pluto.
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re: Studio 54 seating..#6
Posted: 1/7/06 at 4:52pm
Actually the BB tickets are pretty far up. The mezzanine is divided into 2 and the upper mezzanine does not overhang the lower. When I was in the John Golden last night it does and that made a huge difference in being closer to the stage although I was higher up than the lower mezzanine. In Studio 54 there is a front mezz and then a walkway in front and behind it another set of rows. I thought that being all the way up top was very high. Seats are worth attending a performance but they are close to nosebleed. If we are talking about an opera then I don't think that being so far up will have as much of a negative effect as a play, e.g. Touch of Poet, where being closer to the drama and seeing the finer points of the performance were important. Enjoy the show.
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re: Studio 54 seating..#7
Posted: 1/7/06 at 4:55pm
If you think Studio 54's mezzanine is "nosebleed," you really need to check out some of the balconies in the bigger houses. It's really not that high.

I may be mistaken, but I think that BB is in the lower half.
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re: Studio 54 seating..#8
Posted: 1/7/06 at 5:12pm
I actually looked at the seating chart and the B section is in the regular mezz and the BB is in the rear mezzanine. I agree that it's not quite "nosebleed" but the rear mezzanine is getting there. Being in the front of the mezzanine is OK and front of the rear mezzanine might be *just* acceptable, moreso for a musical than a drama as I mentioned.

Some of the bigger balconies unfortunately make shows not worth going to. Makes you appreciate shows like Avenue Q in that there really isn't a BAD seat in the theatre and even the cheap seats are acceptable -- resulting in more sellouts and packed audience than a half empty theatre.
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re: Studio 54 seating..#9
Posted: 1/7/06 at 5:23pm
Row BB is front mezz.
And the other thing about the Phantom Lady was, Bert, she realized, in the city that never sleeps... What did she realize, Kitten? That all the songs she'd listened to, all the love songs, that they were only songs. What's wrong with that? Nothing, if you don't believe in them. But she did, you see. She believed in enchanted evenings, and she believed that a small cloud passed overhead and cried down on a flower bed, and she even believed there was breakfast to be had... Where? On Pluto. The mysterious, icy wastes of Pluto.
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re: Studio 54 seating..#10
Posted: 1/7/06 at 5:47pm
For which theatre is BB the front mezzanine? It's the front of the rear mezzanine per the seating chart that I found and remember.

http://www.gotickets.com/seating_charts/studio_54_ny_seating_chart.php
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re: Studio 54 seating..#11
Posted: 1/7/06 at 6:02pm
Row BB is front mezz for Studio 54. Rows AA-DD are considered front mezz, and everything from Row EE on is rear mezz.

Studio 54 is small and intimate. Row BB is fine. It's actually much better than rear orchestra, IMO.
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re: Studio 54 seating..#12
Posted: 1/7/06 at 6:19pm
No offense but talk about absurd marketing fluff. The seating chart provides the unfortunate fact that there is a walking area and clear several foot separation between the two "front mezzanines" of rows D and AA.

I didn't get the feeling that Studio 54 is so small, rather mid sized with a reasonably high ceiling. When I walked into the lower end of the theatre to get Gabriel Byrne's signature I felt that the rear orchestra was better than the mezzanine.
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re: Studio 54 seating..#13
Posted: 1/7/06 at 6:22pm
Well, IMO the rear orchestra IS better than the mezzanine, but it (a) depends on where in the mezzanine and (b) is quite simply a matter of personal preference. But, as Broadway houses go, it really is pretty small.
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re: Studio 54 seating..#14
Posted: 1/7/06 at 8:01pm
who are you people kidding. the seats in the mezzaenine and all the way up at S54 suck.
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re: Studio 54 seating..#15
Posted: 10/31/07 at 7:31pm
I have a little question re: Studio 54 Seating.

how is being all the over in the last couple of seats far far right of the balcony, first row (aa)?
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re: Studio 54 seating..#16
Posted: 10/31/07 at 8:44pm
I had far left seats when I saw The Apple Tree this past Spring (AA13/15) and the view is acceptable. You're very close to the orchestra boxes, but there's no bad craning of the necks or anything....
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re: Studio 54 seating..#17
Posted: 10/31/07 at 8:59pm
I sat in BB to the right for 110 in the Shade...and it was fine and actually very good seats. The railing bar was in our way at times..but that was really no big deal.
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re: Studio 54 seating..#18
Posted: 10/31/07 at 10:15pm
Studio 54 rear mezz. is not really that high, but from what I recall from seeing Apple Tree there, it FEELS very high. The theater is over all very awkwardly designed and from the rear of the mezzanine you can definitely tell. Not to mention that rear mezz. seats are about half the width of an average person. I'm like 5'6" and had a hard time squeezing into them.

On a lighter note, sit back, plunker down, and enjoy the show.
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re: Studio 54 seating..#19
Posted: 11/1/07 at 4:53am
I've seen 110 and The Ritz from the rear mezzanine and the view is fine. The chairs however and leg room, are another story...
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re: Studio 54 seating..#20
Posted: 11/1/07 at 9:30am
Get an aisle seat if you can. The leg room is oppressive. I don't understand how they've been allowed to get away with it. I was in the rear mezzanine for The Ritz yesterday, but luckily no one was there because of the holiday so you could move around a bit. For more crowded shows, the extra room will be a must.