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#1Lunt-Fontanne Seating Advice
Posted: 9/29/16 at 10:28pm

Hey there! First time poster hoping to get some advice.

I'm looking to buy tickets to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for my family, and I'm trying to decide on seats. The max I'm willing to pay per ticket is the seats they have at $130.

Based on available seats, I seem to have 2 options for most shows: Row N of the orchestra, or Row B of the front mezzanine. In both cases, I'd be dead center of the theater. I have reservations about both. Row N in the orchestra I'm afraid might have the mezz overhang in my line of sight which is so distracting during a show, and Row B of the front mezz is not Row A where I prefer to sit and don't want to be blocked.

Perhaps someone with knowledge of this theater can advise me on which of these options is best. Thanks so much!

trpguyy
#2Lunt-Fontanne Seating Advice
Posted: 9/29/16 at 10:31pm

Personally, I'd take front mezz over rear orchestra every time. 

KathyNYC2
#3Lunt-Fontanne Seating Advice
Posted: 9/30/16 at 6:35am

Me too. 

bfreak
#4Lunt-Fontanne Seating Advice
Posted: 9/30/16 at 7:23am

I sat Row N center for Finding Neverland and there was NO obstruction at all. I don't even remember if you could barely notice an overhang. Row B front mezzanine is also very good. You will not go wrong either way. :)

KathyNYC2
#5Lunt-Fontanne Seating Advice
Posted: 9/30/16 at 7:37am

ROW N is pretty much in the middle of the orchestra - since the Lunt house is fairly deep - so I wouldn't really consider this back orchestra. However, I would still prefer the front mezz here and for most situations as well. You can't predict who is going to sit in front of you and the incline is better in the mezz.

2460110
#6Lunt-Fontanne Seating Advice
Posted: 9/30/16 at 5:22pm

Thanks for the tips! I was leaning towards the Front Mezz so I think I'l do that

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#7Lunt-Fontanne Seating Advice
Posted: 9/30/16 at 5:31pm

I sat front row mezz for Addams Family and it was a great seat!

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#8Lunt-Fontanne Seating Advice
Posted: 10/27/22 at 9:46am

I bought 4 Sweeney Todd tix, Mezz Row A (Seat 10,12,14,and 16) and i'm particularly nervous about seat 16. From what I see on 'View from my Seat' the box seats can block the view from Row A Seat 18, and I'm wondering if it's going to be an issue for Seat 16? Any info is greatly appreciated!

Jarethan
#9Lunt-Fontanne Seating Advice
Posted: 10/27/22 at 10:11am

They will be fine.  From my perspective, the first row of the front mezz are among the absolute best seats on Broadway, as the mezzanine comes very close to the stage.  Enjoy!

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#10Lunt-Fontanne Seating Advice
Posted: 10/27/22 at 8:49pm

FANtomFollies said: "I bought 4 Sweeney Todd tix, Mezz Row A (Seat 10,12,14,and 16) and i'm particularly nervous about seat 16. From what I see on 'View from my Seat' the box seats can block the view from Row A Seat 18, and I'm wondering if it's going to be an issue for Seat 16? Any info is greatly appreciated!"

Don't worry, Front row mezzanine is great at the L-F! 

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#11Lunt-Fontanne Seating Advice
Posted: 10/27/22 at 8:50pm

Robbie2 said: "FANtomFollies said: "I bought 4 Sweeney Todd tix, Mezz Row A (Seat 10,12,14,and 16) and i'm particularly nervous about seat 16. From what I see on 'View from my Seat' the box seats can block the view from Row A Seat 18, and I'm wondering if it's going to be an issue for Seat 16? Any info is greatly appreciated!"

Don't worry, Front row mezzanine is great at the L-F!

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bear88
#12Lunt-Fontanne Seating Advice
Posted: 1/25/23 at 12:41am

From the looks of the above photo, it's a deep theater. Any reason to get rear orchestra over front mezzanine? How far back in the mezzanine is pushing it?

(For what it's worth, prices appear to be a little higher for front mezzanine than rear orchestra.)

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#13Lunt-Fontanne Seating Advice
Posted: 1/25/23 at 8:32am

Updated On: 1/25/23 at 08:32 AM

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#14Lunt-Fontanne Seating Advice
Posted: 1/25/23 at 9:55am

bear88 said: "From the looks of the above photo, it's a deep theater. Any reason to get rear orchestra over front mezzanine? How far back in the mezzanine is pushing it?

(For what it's worth, prices appear to be a little higher for front mezzanine than rear orchestra.)
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I don’t have tickets to Sweeney yet but as someone who is 5’2” and my Mom is 5’, sometimes the front mezz is not a good option for us due to the metal bar. Some theatres don’t have this issue but I believe the Lunt does. The metal bar when sitting can be right in our sight line. Additionally, if we were to buy further back in the front mezz (like row C for example) we could experience the leaning forward issue which is when the person sitting in the front row of the mezz leans forward the entire show because THEY can’t see due to the metal bar, thus, making everyone behind them do the same since they’re then blocking everyone else’s view by leaning forward (I’ve experienced this more than once unfortunately).

Edited to add this person's "A view from my seat" explaining just that! 

Updated On: 1/25/23 at 09:55 AM

yyys
#15Lunt-Fontanne Seating Advice
Posted: 1/25/23 at 5:57pm

I don't see any seats lower than $199 plus fees in the front mezz....

bear88
#16Lunt-Fontanne Seating Advice
Posted: 1/25/23 at 6:28pm

I don’t either, at least in my time frame. I’m willing to splurge for one show on my planned March trip, but I don’t want to do it for seats where it’s tough to see the stage. That’s why I asking how far back I can reasonably go in mezzanine before you’re awfully far away.

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#17Lunt-Fontanne Seating Advice
Posted: 1/25/23 at 8:10pm

bear88 said: "From the looks of the above photo, it's a deep theater. Any reason to get rear orchestra over front mezzanine? How far back in the mezzanine is pushing it?

(For what it's worth, prices appear to be a little higher for front mezzanine than rear orchestra.)
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No farther than row H in the rear mezzanine


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bear88
#18Lunt-Fontanne Seating Advice
Posted: 1/26/23 at 8:07pm

OK, people who know the Lunt-Fontanne...

I don't think I want to spend more than $200 on Sweeney Todd tickets. No guarantee the revival will be any good, I'll be seeing it in previews, and my wife is kind of meh about it anyway.

This prices me out of front mezzanine, even mid-week. There are $173.50 tickets in the first few rows of "mid mezzanine," just behind front mezzanine. Are those good seats at the Lunt-Fontanne or should I revisit rear orchestra seats? How important is it to be in the center of the theater? How much of a problem is this whole issue of the metal bar and people hunching over. My wife is 5'4" while I am 5'9". Does that matter if you're further back, as I am contemplating?

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#19Lunt-Fontanne Seating Advice
Posted: 1/26/23 at 8:31pm

I went for the Mezz. Row E. There seems to be a rail that might be a distraction so I wanted to be above it. I did sit a few rows down for "Motown" and I don't seem to remember it being a problem though. 


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#20Lunt-Fontanne Seating Advice
Posted: 1/26/23 at 8:38pm

My two cents after looking at every available view is that no seat in the 2 center sections of the rear mezzanine is good. The railings obstruct the first few rows, and then people's heads are problematic further back. The only views that look decent to me are the ones from the aisle seats of the far left and right sections, which would be seat 1 on the left and 2 on the right, probably no closer than row D to avoid the high railing at the back of the front mezzanine. Because the seats are angled there, and not directly behind each other like they are in the center sections, even the seats not on the aisle look pretty good. If you want to guarantee no obstruction, though, you could go for 2 aisle seats, one behind the other. 

I bought L 1 for $59. I'll bring binoculars for the distance, but at least I know my view will be totally unobstructed. 

As a reference, this is the view from H 1:

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#21Lunt-Fontanne Seating Advice
Posted: 1/26/23 at 9:18pm

Bear88, looking at the dates you mention in the other thread, I would definitely go side orchestra over rear mezzanine, considering the prices are comparable. Looking at 3/15 specifically, you can get right orchestra O 12-14 for $173.50, which seems great to me.

Couldn't find a pic from O 14, but this is P 14:

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Updated On: 1/26/23 at 09:18 PM

hearthemsing22
#22Lunt-Fontanne Seating Advice
Posted: 1/27/23 at 5:15pm

So row H in the mezz should be fine? The people at the box office said that would be good because the row ahead is kind of staggered 


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bear88
#23Lunt-Fontanne Seating Advice
Posted: 1/28/23 at 3:39am

As I still mull this over, I had one question regarding front mezzanine seats if I want to spring for that. Would you rather be closer to the center but in Row E or off to the side and two or three rows closer? Obviously, I don't want the rail or people in front of us leaning forward to be an issue for me or my wife [she's 5'4"].

It looks like the front mezzanine seats are right behind each other but the rake is pretty steep. Wouldn't that avoid too many problems?

TaffyDavenport. some of those orchestra seats might work and save money if I decide to go that route. Thanks for pointing those out. What's left at this point are rear orchestra or the middle of the orchestra on far sides.

I don't want to overthink this. If front mezzanine seats at the Lunt-Fontanne are excellent, I don't want to try to get too clever. But the "View From My Seat" critiques have me a little paranoid.

Updated On: 1/28/23 at 03:39 AM

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#24Lunt-Fontanne Seating Advice
Posted: 1/28/23 at 3:08pm

bear88 said: "As I still mull this over, I had one question regarding front mezzanine seats if I want to spring for that. Would you rather be closer to the center but in Row E or off to the side and two or three rows closer? Obviously, I don't want the rail or people in front of us leaning forward to be an issue for me or my wife [she's 5'4"].

It looks like the front mezzanine seats are right behind each other but the rake is pretty steep. Wouldn't that avoid too many problems?

TaffyDavenport. some of those orchestra seats might work and save money if I decide to go that route. Thanks for pointing those out. What's left at this point are rear orchestra or the middle of the orchestra on far sides.

I don't want to overthink this. If front mezzanine seats at the Lunt-Fontanne are excellent, I don't want to try to get too clever. But the "View From My Seat" critiques have me a little paranoid.
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Front mezzanine are excellent only place to sit and prefer row B over A.

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Updated On: 1/28/23 at 03:08 PM

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#25Lunt-Fontanne Seating Advice
Posted: 1/28/23 at 3:10pm

Robbie2 said: "bear88 said: "As I still mull this over, I had one question regarding front mezzanine seats if I want to spring for that. Would you rather be closer to the center but in Row E or off to the side and two or three rows closer? Obviously, I don't want the rail or people in front of us leaning forward to be an issue for me or my wife [she's 5'4"].

It looks like the front mezzanine seats are right behind each other but the rake is pretty steep. Wouldn't that avoid too many problems?

TaffyDavenport. some of those orchestra seats might work and save money if I decide to go that route. Thanks for pointing those out. What's left at this point are rear orchestra or the middle of the orchestra on far sides.

I don't want to overthink this. If front mezzanine seats at the Lunt-Fontanne are excellent, I don't want to try to get too clever. But the "View From My Seat" critiques have me a little paranoid.
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Front mezzanine are excellent only place to sit and prefer row B over A. Sorry, not sure why the blurry images but probably a BW thing(what else is new) as my photos posted back on this thread in October 2022 were clear then!!!

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Updated On: 1/28/23 at 03:10 PM


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