Gallagher’s Last Smash is the final event at the Capitol Theatre in downtown Clearwater on Sunday, March 24, at 7 p.m. before the 93-year-old theater closes for renovations.
CLEARWATER - After 35 years of non-stop touring, America’s favorite comedian is hanging up his Sledge-O-Matic at the conclusion one last tour. Gallagher’s Last Smash will be the final event at the Capitol Theatre in Downtown Clearwater on Sunday, March 24, at 7 p.m. before the 93-year-old theater closes for renovations.
When Gallagher learned about the planned huge renovation of The Capitol, he proposed to physically slam the building shut, live on stage. Residents are urged to experience this once in a lifetime disaster.
However, the new Capitol Theatre will reopen with all its splendor before the end of this year.
“This historic event promises to be a laugh riot, a way for the old Cap to go out with a bang,” said Zev Buffman, president and CEO of Ruth Eckerd Hall and the Capitol Theatre.
More than flying bits of food, Gallagher's show incorporates intelligent social and political commentary as only he can deliver. Add to this a plethora of oddball props and you have the ingredients of one of the most calculating performers in the entertainment world.
More than any other comic, Gallagher is best known for his 16 audacious cable specials, numerous on appearances The Tonight Show, and his iconic sledgehammer, Sledge-O-Matic. Gallagher’s Last Smash will be his way of saying “thank you” to his massive audiences who here stood by and supported him throughout his career.
Reserved tickets prices begin at $19.21 (in honor of the year the Capitol Theatre opened) and are available at the Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office located at 1111 McMullen Booth Road in Clearwater, by calling 727-791-7400 and online at www.atthecap.com.
A limited number of VIP tickets which include a premium seat, poncho and numbered limited edition commemorative ticket also are available. The Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office is open Monday through Saturday, from noon to 6 p.m. The Capitol Theatre Ticket Office opens one hour prior to show time.
Sledgehammer to the city
Prior to the show, at 6 p.m., Clearwater Mayor George Cretekos will offer Gallagher a sledgehammer to the city of Clearwater. The presentation takes place in front of the Capitol Theater located in the 400 block of Cleveland Avenue.