Sight Lines at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theatre?my kingdom for a decent view of the Suzanne Farrell Ballet...
Posted 26 August 2008 - 09:56 PM
(in the throes of planning a weekend of Suzanne Farrell Ballet, after which she will be trapped in her burrow for the rest of the winter...)
Posted 27 August 2008 - 07:29 AM
That said, I don't think the sight lines are bad anywhere in that theatre.
Posted 27 August 2008 - 12:44 PM
I've even sat in the Orchestra, a bit less than halfway back (usually too close for my taste) in the center section and was happy there, too.
I don't know if it's even possible to go wrong at Kennedy Center.
There's a link here (you may have to scroll down a little) which takes you to the seating plan and a little view of the stage from the approximate location you choose.
Posted 27 August 2008 - 04:23 PM
Posted 27 August 2008 - 08:02 PM
As emilienne noted in her opening post.
Farrell Ballet will be in the Eisenhower Theatre, just to prevent confusion.
Thanks for the clarification, Juliet. Here's a link to a similar tour of the Eisenhower. I'm leaving the web address as is, because I think it's cute that they call it "ike." http://kennedy-cente...l_tour/ike.html
Posted 28 August 2008 - 08:24 PM
Hope this helps, Mike
Posted 28 August 2008 - 10:49 PM
All in all the performances have been selling very well. I was told by a very nice operator (44, also a dance fan) that the Saturday night showings, especially the cheaper seats, are almost completely sold out! In fact I suspect they may be soon.
However, if you are around for the Sunday matinee, they still had center orchestra seats, dead center (behind aisle K) when I spoke to them yesterday.
You can't go wrong in the center orchestra I'd avoid the side orchestra in ET, though, at least close in (rows K+) because the sight lines there cut off one slice of the stage.
Hope this helps, Mike
Posted 29 August 2008 - 01:27 PM
Posted 08 September 2008 - 02:33 PM
Posted 12 September 2008 - 03:32 PM
Anyway, in the meantime, one of my contacts at the Kennedy Center has said there is now a cross-aisle on the main floor, between rows O and P; row P is largely for wheelchair-bound patrons (who would need the cross-aisle). The last row was denoted Y, on my old chart; now it's called X.
This is consistent with what fadedhour posted, in that some seats have been eliminated, like row Y. It would be interesting if the rake of the seats were increased a little, because when I sat in row M in 2002, I was slightly blocked sometimes. (I'm about 5' 10" or so.)
I was thinking this discussion is a little late to help emilienne, but it's beginning to look like the seating is unknown territory, and not much can be said with certainty based on experience.
Posted 12 September 2008 - 09:28 PM
Posted 15 September 2008 - 10:31 AM
When the Orchestra pit is being used, the first row of the Orch section is Row D. I would avoid the far-left or far-right seats of rows D, E & F. Other than that, all seats are fantastic. The theater is no longer a dark-red blob. It's now a light-and-airy blue and beige. Lovely!
Posted 15 September 2008 - 02:02 PM
Looking forward to seeing SFB next month......details are on the KenCen website. Great opportunity to see some different interpretations of choreography........
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