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Aug 10, 2008, 7:41pm   #1
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Its my first time going to a play, and I want to get the best seats I can. Which would br better? Orchestra Row A or Mezzanine Row C? I could see the advantages of both. The play is at the Broadhurst theater in New York by the way and the show is Equus...
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Aug 10, 2008, 8:12pm   #2
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If Orchestra Row A is front row, I'd recommend the Mezzanine...it depends on how the seats are situated, though.

Have fun!
Aug 10, 2008, 8:14pm   #3
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Oh my God, you're seeing Equus?


Wow!



How comfortable exactly are you with full-frontal nudity? Because in the orchestra seats, you'd be pretty close to the, er, nakedness.
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Aug 10, 2008, 8:15pm   #4
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Mt DH and I attend the opera every year and we have found that we prefer orchestra seating, but IDK about row A, if that's the first row. Third row orchestra is perfect.
Aug 10, 2008, 8:18pm   #5
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^ My absolute favorite is always a few rows back in orchestra, as well.
Aug 10, 2008, 8:30pm   #6
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Oh! Mezzanine for me!!! I love to see all of the configurations of the actors!!!
Aug 10, 2008, 8:51pm   #7
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Orchestra! At least for me I LOVE to see what the musicians are doing. I played in orchestra since i was in primary school and did it semi-professionally all through high school for both plays, muscials, opera, and classical recitals. I like to catch the behind the scenes action.
Aug 10, 2008, 9:10pm   #8
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Originally Posted by madamefifi
Mt DH and I attend the opera every year and we have found that we prefer orchestra seating, but IDK about row A, if that's the first row. Third row orchestra is perfect.


Orchestra Row A is actually 3 rows back from the stage, so its not right in front but pretty darn close.
Aug 10, 2008, 9:45pm   #9
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No question Orchestra A... If that is actually front row. I have been front row center for both Wicked, Rent and the Producers and it was AMAZING
Aug 10, 2008, 11:27pm   #10
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Originally Posted by xjsbellamias13
Orchestra Row A is actually 3 rows back from the stage, so its not right in front but pretty darn close.
That's perfect!
Aug 10, 2008, 11:38pm   #11
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Definitely orchestra!
Aug 11, 2008, 1:18am   #12
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I prefer mezzanine that way you can see everything.

I sat front row for Wicked ( I won the Wicked lotto front row for $25!!) and it was just too close. You see everything in the sense of imperfections and all. While awesome it was just too close for me.
Aug 11, 2008, 7:54am   #13
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DH and I always prefer 5th to 7th row Center Orchestra - too close and you end up with a strained neck. You can get a good view of the whole stage in the Mezzanine, but I like to be close enough to see the expressions on the faces...
Aug 11, 2008, 11:38am   #14
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Orc A is a bit close, but I think I'd still prefer it over Mezz.

No, Orc A shouldn't be the first row. Usually, Row A is preceded by Rows AA and BB, often reserved for family members of the cast, or production ppl, etc.
Aug 11, 2008, 3:02pm   #15
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I prefer Mezzanine.
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