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Seating at Second Stage Theatre

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Seating at Second Stage Theatre#1
Posted: 2/12/08 at 3:40pm
I am attempting to purchase a ticket to "Next To Normal" for this Sunday. I was told by a friend who has seen it not to sit in the first few rows; it would be too close. For anyone who has seen the show, can you recommend the best place to sit? Also, does anyone know if there is an aisle next to the seats on the right side of the house? I can't quite judge from the photo on their website.
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re: Seating at Second Stage Theatre#2
Posted: 2/12/08 at 3:44pm
I loved sitting front row for the facial expressions, but I'd already seen it before. I do think further back might be better, at least for a first time. It is a three-leveled set that goes fairly deep.

The smaller section of seats does not have a row to the left. The larger section does have two aisles ~ one on each side.
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re: Seating at Second Stage Theatre#2
Posted: 2/12/08 at 3:46pm
I have not seen the show but i have been to 2ST stages several times.. Probably go with
Row F or G ..and DO NOT SIT on the boxes...I think they are facing the audience..

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re: Seating at Second Stage Theatre#3
Posted: 2/12/08 at 3:48pm
Thank you jordangirl, that's exactly what I wanted to know. I was just able to pull up L115 and wanted to make sure there was going to be an aisle to my right and not a wall. Just a preference of mine.
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re: Seating at Second Stage Theatre#4
Posted: 2/12/08 at 3:49pm
No problem snlmedia! Enjoy the show! I want to go back so bad ~ but won't be back until the 19th because of my schedule and then London trip.

Hope you love it!
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re: Seating at Second Stage Theatre#5
Posted: 2/12/08 at 3:49pm
The front few rows are awful for Nex tto Normal. Because a good deal takes place on the 3rd level of the set, there's a lot of neck craining.
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re: Seating at Second Stage Theatre#6
Posted: 2/12/08 at 3:53pm
I sat in row D and the seats were good. Minimal discomfort. My personal ideal for the show would probably be F, I suppose.
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re: Seating at Second Stage Theatre#7
Posted: 2/12/08 at 4:05pm
There wasn't THAT much neck craning ~ there's more 2nd and 1st level action than 3rd. Unless you're focusing on Aaron dancing around in his boxers. Then yes, it's all about the 3rd level. :P

And I said, for a first time, I'd recommend being further back. Being up close definitely gave me a different feel because I could clearly see the emotions and they were all on fire that night.
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re: Seating at Second Stage Theatre#8
Posted: 2/12/08 at 4:07pm
Aaron? Boxers? Well... I haven't seen the show yet but I already know I want to see it again. re: Seating at Second Stage Theatre
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re: Seating at Second Stage Theatre#9
Posted: 2/12/08 at 4:15pm
LOL. Sorry. It's not really a spoiler though. :P
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re: Seating at Second Stage Theatre#10
Posted: 2/12/08 at 4:19pm
Haha, no apology necessary. I loved him in Hairspray and I'm sure I'll love him in this. I'm just avoiding all of the N2N threads now so I don't spoil anything for myself!
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re: Seating at Second Stage Theatre#11
Posted: 2/12/08 at 5:53pm
I sat last row, and I thought it was perfect. Considering all the action on the upper levels.
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re: Seating at Second Stage Theatre#12
Posted: 2/12/08 at 7:32pm
I sat in row H, which was close enough to see facial expressions as well as all levels of the set. I am seeing the show again from row D on Sunday though, which should also be fine.
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re: Seating at Second Stage Theatre#13
Posted: 2/13/08 at 9:09am
I totally agree. I sat in Row H last night and it was perfect - close enough to see facial expressions and still see the whole set well.
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re: Seating at Second Stage Theatre#14
Posted: 2/13/08 at 9:49am
but won't be back until the 19th because of my schedule and then London trip.

Oh, gosh, London? You poor thing! How terrible! re: Seating at Second Stage Theatre

Anyway. I recently saw it from the front row, after having seen it before. Really, how much of the action actually takes place on the third level? It's sporadic, it's not like you'll be craning your next for two and a half hours straight. And you don't really miss all that much due to depth, either, as far as action in the show. You'll have a hard time seeing the musicians, though. That said, though, as much as I enjoyed getting to see the actors' facial expressions up close, I'd recommend sitting at least a handful of rows farther back, just to get the full effect.
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Updated On: 2/13/08 at 09:49 AM