given the ticket prices - $35 for the last five rows of the rear mezzanine...orchestra tickets are $100....Grand Tier tickets are $150 - a very selecitve group of people at that.
Those prices are CRAZY! I speak from experience when I say the last 5 rows of the rear mezzanine at City Center are not good seats at all, especially for $35.00 a pop. I am sure the choreographic rights, theatre cost, and promotion of this event are very high but that amount of money to watch dancers do their thing is just CRAZY, or atleast in my opinion! That being said, I am sure they will sell most of the tickets, especially in a market like $$NYC$$.
Just for kicks lets under-estimate all of this cost and say for instance you take a date to one of these performances at the mimimum $35.00 tickets. If you live outside of NYC (which most people do) you have mass transpo and or parking at about $40.00(this is WAY under-estimated), dinner or something to eat before or after at about $60.00(again, WAY under-estimated), then the tickets of course at a minimum of $70.00 for two. Right there it is $170.00 for the evening at the cheapest and I am not talking about drinks which if I spent that kind of money to see a performance I would need
. I don't know about anyone else in here but that is one third of my yearly automobile insurance. For me, I just could not rationalize spending that amount of money to watch a dance performance, regardless of who is performing or what repertoire is on the bill. Is it just me? Or does anyone else have a problem with paying that amount of money for tickets?