The intimate setting at Briar Street Theatre, the current home of the Blue Man Group, makes every seat in the house the best. After purchasing your ticket at the box office (if not online), take advantage of the parking lot located right next to the theater. If you're willing to cough up twelve Washingtons, the convenience-factor makes it worthwhile. Even if you don't need to powder your nose, take a trip to the bathroom to hear the percussive "Bathroom Song" playing over the speakers. In case you've forgotten where you are for a minute, the chorus of people on the recording yelling, "Bathroom! Bathroom!" will surely remind you.
Among the more than 600 seats, you'll find there isn't a bad spot in the house, even if Ticketmaster calls some seats "obstructed." Sodas and glasses of champagne run a reasonable price for a theater, at $3 and $5 respectively (you'll actually find nothing at the bar over $5). Just make sure to bring enough cash if you're planning to drink, since the bar accepts cash only. Also be sure to not show up late, lest you be subjected to the late alarm.
Centerstage Reviewer: Jon Graef
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