Best of the Day: Capitol Theatre

Posted by Julie Garisto on Sun, Dec 29, 2013 at 6:14 PM

The recently refurbished Capitol Theatre in downtown Clearwater is no longer a dilapidated old playhouse. Apart from being revamped with a lovely Mediterranean-revival facade, the interior offes a high-tech state-of-the-art performance hall with 200-plus more seats (and more comfortable ones, at that) and improved acoustics.

Tonight comedian Gilbert Gottfried headlines. The screechy '80s icon and erstwhile voice of the AFLAC duck, commanded the attention of 4 million-plus YouTubers with his readings of Fifty Shades of Grey. Most recently, he became a member of “Team Rachael” on the second season of Food Network’s Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off.

Other upcoming headliners include B.B. King on New Year's Eve, Katharine McPhee on Jan. 11, Chris Botti on Jan. 18, Eddie Money on Jan. 22, Edwin McCain on Feb. 20, Art Garfunkel on Feb. 27, Bob Newhart on March 1, Gino Vannelli on March 8 and 9, and Jay Leno on March 29. Click here for more info.

Gottfried goes on at 7:30 p.m. 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater, $25-$49, 727-791-7400.

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