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We had seen ""The Doo Wop Project"" in concert and enjoyed them very much. When we saw that they would be appearing at the Staller Center, we decided to introduce our friends to them.
The Staller Center is located on the Stony Brook University Campus. All parking is in the garage across the road from the center. Passengers can be dropped off fairly close to the entrance.
The street level entrance has handicapped, push-button assist.
We arrived just before the theater opened for seating so the lobby was ""packed."" As we made our way to pick up our tickets, people began to go up the escalator to the auditorium entrance. We noticed some couches in the lobby and a counter/bar with drinks and snacks.
We took the elevator to the second floor. From this entrance we had to go up to our seats. Most of the theater is accessed from this floor. Some front seating can be accessed from the main floor. Whether going up or down the stairs, there are no handrails. Wheelchair and companion seating is available on the second level as well as from the third floor - this level is the very last row of the theater. I was told that wheelchairs can also be accommodated at the very front of the orchestra level. For any of these options you must call the box office (631) 632 - 2787, before purchasing tickets.
Once we got to our row we found that getting to our seats was easy. There was room to pass by people who were already seated without them having to stand up. How nice! The seats themselves were quite roomy.
The performance was a fun as we had remembered it . The Doo Wop Project ""...traces the popularity of doo wop from its beginnings...You hear doo wop's influence on the sounds of Smokey Robinson, the Temptations an the Four Seasons - all the way to Michael Jackson and Amy Winehouse...The singers are current and former stars of ""Jersey Boys"" and ""Motown."" (Playbill) They perform with an excelent live band.
After the performance we were able to walk up the steps to the third floor and take the elevator down.
Multi-stall restrooms, with push-button assist to enter and exit, are located on the main floor. Each restroom has a large handicapped stall as well as a baby-changing station. There is a second smaller women's room with just two stalls (one is handicpped-accessible) nearby.
As we walked back to the car we discussed what a nice theater ii is, what an upbeat show it was, and how terrific all the performers were.