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#31 Kerry1968

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 07:01 PM

@ Bart Birdsall: Thanks! I'll probably do exactly what you suggest - i.e., get tickets for Russian Seasons etc., and play the 13th by ear.

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 07:09 PM

Does anyone have an opinion about sitting in the front row in seats A19 or A20? I'm not tall so I try to buy seats with no one directly in front of me but the seats I've always purchased in the past are now wheelchair seats. I've seen these ballets many times and prefer to see the dancers up close but have never been in the front row all the way to the side.


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Posted 01 April 2012 - 07:30 PM


Does anyone have an opinion about sitting in the front row in seats A19 or A20? I'm not tall so I try to buy seats with no one directly in front of me but the seats I've always purchased in the past are now wheelchair seats. I've seen these ballets many times and prefer to see the dancers up close but have never been in the front row all the way to the side.


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Depending on how short you are, you may have trouble seeing the dancers' feet. When I have sat in the first row that has consistently been a problem for me, though being somewhat on the side helps since the angle across the stage means the dancers are further away from you (good for feet). If I were sitting in the front row I would actually want to be on the side even if it meant losing a corner of the stage.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 08:26 AM

anyone know how soon after processing your order the box office mails out tickets? (currently without a working printer and didn't want to wait until the summer when i'm there to pick them up) I'm doing a bunch of travelling -- lots of short trips -- soon, and I want to make sure I can keep an eye for the tickets I ordered. Any help would be great!

(a bit in shock that I'm actually going to NYC this summer and getting a chance to see ABT at the MET!)

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 08:59 AM

anyone know how soon after processing your order the box office mails out tickets? (currently without a working printer and didn't want to wait until the summer when i'm there to pick them up) I'm doing a bunch of travelling -- lots of short trips -- soon, and I want to make sure I can keep an eye for the tickets I ordered. Any help would be great!

(a bit in shock that I'm actually going to NYC this summer and getting a chance to see ABT at the MET!)


From my experience with opera tickets everywhere it seems like most performing arts companies nowadays have a record of your ticket purchase in the computer and I have lost tickets before and they were able to look up and re-print them for me before the performance. I imagine ABT has this ability, so it won't be the end of the world if your tickets don't come in time. At least I don't think.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:09 AM


anyone know how soon after processing your order the box office mails out tickets? (currently without a working printer and didn't want to wait until the summer when i'm there to pick them up) I'm doing a bunch of travelling -- lots of short trips -- soon, and I want to make sure I can keep an eye for the tickets I ordered. Any help would be great!

(a bit in shock that I'm actually going to NYC this summer and getting a chance to see ABT at the MET!)


From my experience with opera tickets everywhere it seems like most performing arts companies nowadays have a record of your ticket purchase in the computer and I have lost tickets before and they were able to look up and re-print them for me before the performance. I imagine ABT has this ability, so it won't be the end of the world if your tickets don't come in time. At least I don't think.


I had a similar thing happened to me last year. The box office was very helpful in this regard.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:52 AM



anyone know how soon after processing your order the box office mails out tickets? (currently without a working printer and didn't want to wait until the summer when i'm there to pick them up) I'm doing a bunch of travelling -- lots of short trips -- soon, and I want to make sure I can keep an eye for the tickets I ordered. Any help would be great!

(a bit in shock that I'm actually going to NYC this summer and getting a chance to see ABT at the MET!)


From my experience with opera tickets everywhere it seems like most performing arts companies nowadays have a record of your ticket purchase in the computer and I have lost tickets before and they were able to look up and re-print them for me before the performance. I imagine ABT has this ability, so it won't be the end of the world if your tickets don't come in time. At least I don't think.


I had a similar thing happened to me last year. The box office was very helpful in this regard.


Thanks for you help! It's always good to know that the box office is a "nice" box office

#38 Birdsall

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 01:44 PM

spinning2night, I got my ABT tickets in the mail today, so you probably did too. I bought them on Sunday. I only mention b/c you were worried about the time frame how long before they send out tickets. Thought I would mention this in case you haven't gotten yours yet. You probably will any day now.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 03:30 PM

spinning2night, I got my ABT tickets in the mail today, so you probably did too. I bought them on Sunday. I only mention b/c you were worried about the time frame how long before they send out tickets. Thought I would mention this in case you haven't gotten yours yet. You probably will any day now.

Thanks for letting me know! It's great to know that the Met/ABT box office is really prompt and helpful when there are problems. I've had some bad experiences with box offices (ticket delays...lost transactions), and this is my first time dealing with the Met. I normally, print my tickets, but i currently don't have a printer so I had to go with another option this time around.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 05:08 PM

The dynamic pricing will be in effect on April 16, if you have tickets you want to buy, do so before then. I'd seen prices went up more than 50% last year.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:32 PM

The dynamic pricing will be in effect on April 16, if you have tickets you want to buy, do so before then. I'd seen prices went up more than 50% last year.

Important info! Thank you, mussel!


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