SRO at the KC
By the time I got serious about buying a ticket, the only ones left were hundreds of dollars being sold through Stub Hub. I love the theater, but not at that kind of price.
The only time standing room tickets are sold for Opera House performances are when a show is sold out. That was exactly the case for tonight’s performance, so I was able to buy a $35 ticket.
My previous experience with a SRO ticket was at The Shakespeare Theatre, where I ended up slipping into an empty seat in the fifth row on a $10 standing room ticket. I figured the same would be true tonight even though the performance was sold out.
However, as I scanned the audience before the show I couldn’t see even one empty seat. There were 8-year-olds occupying some of those $250 orchestra seats. But they were all filled nonetheless.
Fortunately I had my husband’s cane that turns into a seat with me. No usher would have dared to take that away from me. As I proceeded to sit down, the rest of the SRO crowd looked on in awe.
I had a perfectly good view of the stage from the back of the theater. And although the seat wasn’t perhaps as comfortable as a cushy seat, at least I could sit down for the entire performance.
The sets and costumes were utterly amazing. There was nothing much memorable about the music or the fractured Oz story. I was really happy to have gotten my Wicked fix at a discount price.