Cherie C.

Cherie C.’s Event Journal

Beach Blanket Babylon

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Friday May 30, 2008 / 9:30pm
Beach Blanket Babylon
2 tickets
Rear Cabaret

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This show is lots of fun, and my husband and I enjoyed it. The main problem with the theater is that the floor isn't graduated, and the seats aren't uniformly staggered. You can kind of shift your seat a bit if there's a tall person sitting in front of you, but I'd advise getting there early to optimize your chances of getting better seats. (We got there about 45 minutes before it started on a Friday night, and that was pretty good lead time to beat the crowd.) The ushers will pick seats for you, but you can let them know if you'd prefer to see what else is open if their first choice doesn't suit you. The discounted seats are at the rear of the theater floor, but it's not a very large venue. You can always bring small binoculars if you think you might have trouble seeing the show, which is exactly what I did and it was fine. With regard to the refreshments, they asked us as soon as we were seated--and again roughly midway into the show--if we wanted to order anything so I wouldn't say they ignore the rear cabaret. As the theater fills up and as it gets closer to show time, it might take a little longer to flag down your waiter but it wasn't impossible.