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The Theatre, The Theatre...

Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 1:30 am
by Nancy
Since some of us love the theatre, here's a place to chat about it. I mentioned on another thread that I had a link for really heavily discounted tickets for Broadway shows, and here it is:
http://www.playbill.com/club/offers/
Join the Playbill Club, and they'll send you some of the best deals you've ever seen. Imagine sister Act for as low as $39! Unheard of.

Also, If you like Gigi, a web series on MyDamnChannel (check it out on Facebook), you can enter a sweepstakes to win tickets to Book Of Mormon, probably the best reviewed new musical since The Producers, which includes airfare and a hotel room! :

http://www.facebook.com/MyDamnChannel?v ... 1694568521

Re: The Theatre, The Theatre...

Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 4:09 pm
by vmh
I love seeing live theatre but the scene in LA isn't the same as it is in NY. In Los Angeles, the main theatre companies/venues are:

The Ahmanson, Mark Taper Forum, Kirk Douglas Theatre
http://www.centertheatregroup.org/

Tickets are expensive but Center Theatre Group offers what's known as "Hot Tix." Usually, a few weeks before a show you can call in and purchase a ticket for $20. They don't give out exact seating locations for this but I've been to The Ahmanson and there really isn't a bad seat in the house. Plus, you can't go wrong for $20.

There's also Pantages.
http://www.broadwayla.org/index.asp

For everything else in LA, the best website for scoring discount tickets (half priced) is LA Stage Alliance.
http://www.lastagealliance.com/

Re: The Theatre, The Theatre...

Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:16 pm
by SheWolf
So can anyone tell me how to get tix for Book of Mormon cheap?

Re: The Theatre, The Theatre...

Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:46 pm
by vmh
Have you considered the ticket lottery?

A limited number of tickets for each performance will be sold through the lottery. Entries will be accepted at the box office beginning two and a half hours prior to each performance for up to two tickets.

Two hours before curtain, names will be drawn at random for a limited number of tickets priced at $32 each. Only one entry is allowed per person. Cards are checked for duplication prior to drawing. Winners must be present at the time of the drawing and show valid ID to purchase tickets. Limit one entry per person and two tickets per winner. Tickets may be purchased in cash or with a valid credit card. Tickets are subject to availability.

Re: The Theatre, The Theatre...

Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 12:50 am
by Nancy
Also, SW, if I'm not mistaken for the Eugene O'Neill they sell Standing Room, which is right behind the last row of the orchestra, and it's usually about $20. They won't sell it until the show is sold out, though, so you have to be flexible. And, as with the Conchords, it's easier to get a single instead of two together. :roll:

Re: The Theatre, The Theatre...

Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 11:40 pm
by SheWolf
Thanks. The time and effort needed to potentially get cheap tickets doesn't seem worth it to me. I'll just get regular tickets & think of it as a small price to pay to be entertained and support Broadway. :)

Re: The Theatre, The Theatre...

Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:20 pm
by Nancy
Hey SW, here's a way you could see it:

http://www.playbill.com/contest.html

Re: The Theatre, The Theatre...

Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:53 pm
by SheWolf
I got tickets for Book of Mormon for July 2nd. I love how quiet NYC is over the summer holiday weekends so I probably would have been coming in to city anyway that weekend. :whitey:

Re: The Theatre, The Theatre...

Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:20 am
by Nancy
Great, SW! I hope you have as great a time as I had. Where are you sitting?

I just got a notice from Playbill that might appeal to anyone who hasn't seen Billy Elliot. If you're a fan of Broadway, this show is a big old-fashioned musical with a huge heart, and it's a true must-see:
http://www.billyelliotbroadway.com/land ... y%2BElliot

Re: The Theatre, The Theatre...

Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:59 pm
by SheWolf
Nancy wrote: Where are you sitting?
Coincidentally I just sent this to my friend to show her where we are.

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Re: The Theatre, The Theatre...

Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:17 pm
by Nancy
Eek! Tou will love it from there, I was two rows in front of you, A 10. :yay:

Re: The Theatre, The Theatre...

Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:27 pm
by SheWolf
Oh cool thanks. I figured with the overhang I'll be about over orchestra N which doesn't look bad. Is it a smallish theater?

Re: The Theatre, The Theatre...

Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 2:16 am
by Nancy
They say approx 1110, which is on the smaller side. It is a cozy theatre, yet I was reminded of the no leg room at Carnegie Hall. I was in the front row and couldn't cross my legs. :?
There was a biggish guy next to me who before the show stood up to arrange his coat on his seat. I don't know how he managed this, but his butt, complete with plumber's crack, (no lie!) was close to touching my face. Eeeeeeeeeeeewwwww! I kept telling myself "I'll laugh about this later", but it was the source of much tittering in my area at the time.

Re: The Theatre, The Theatre...

Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 2:42 am
by Nancy
Speaking of good deals, here's another from Playbill.com:

http://www.playbill.com/club/offers/off ... /2827.html

Re: The Theatre, The Theatre...

Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 2:17 pm
by SheWolf
Nancy wrote:It is a cozy theatre, yet I was reminded of the no leg room at Carnegie Hall. I was in the front row and couldn't cross my legs. :?
Oh crap I forgot about that. Those squishy seats make me grumpy and anxious. Oh well.
Nancy wrote:There was a biggish guy next to me who before the show stood up to arrange his coat on his seat. I don't know how he managed this, but his butt, complete with plumber's crack, (no lie!) was close to touching my face.
:shock: :hrmpf: