The Best Seat in the House: a Guide

Central’s theater holds 800 seats and director Justin Speck claims there isn’t a bad seat in the house. We’ll give him that, but it leaves a question open: which is the best seat?

By Molly Boehler and Adam Taylor

The last CHS theatre production of the year has opened and is playing now. There is a lot of excitement for The Man Who Came to Dinner and seats are going quick. If someone already took your favorite seat, where are you going to sit? Don’t fret, folks: it’s not the end of the world, and we are going to help you out! We tested out some seats, noting the factors of firmness, thread count, and ability to see with Astigmatism. Here is what we found:



M T-19: Instantly after we tested this seat, we knew there would be a problem with height. Adam took extreme caution while making his way to this seat, due to his severe fear of heights and constant falling. If you are an adrenaline junkie, this is the seat for you. Since no one is seated in front of you, you can get a clear view.



M W-120: Our initial impression was that this seat was going to be a train wreck. Its thread-count felt surprisingly high (soft) and a clear view of the stage, unless you are near sighted.


Usher seat: Oh no—this isn’t a valid seat! Ahh!



O H-12: The comfort of this seat is supreme, but it comes with temptation to touch the wood. DON’T TOUCH THE WOOD—it’s naughty. Have some respect.



O J-104: If you aren’t pleased with subtle button-pressing noises and mumbling, being next to the sound board might distract you. But this seat has an A1 view.


O A-106: This seat is perfect—front and center. The only problem is that your eye level matches that of the actors’ feet. Some might enjoy admiring shoes that imitate the style of the 1930’s. We sure do.

All in all, regardless of where you are sitting, you will thoroughly enjoy this fantastic farce. The school did not spend over $1,000,000 on a theatre where some people can’t see or enjoy the show. We hope that you decide to make room for a laugh and attend The Man Who Came to Dinner.

One thought on “The Best Seat in the House: a Guide

  1. This article provided a much needed Friday morning laugh! Photos were a bonus. Enjoyed the show last night, from my seat.

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