Jeff Hertzog, the director of operations for the Capitol Theatre, addressed the Downtown Development Board on July 31.
Jeff reports that construction is on schedule for a December 18 opening.
The total number of seats is being raised from the previous 450 to 735 (63% increase), which means the Cap can book a higher caliber of acts. There will be the same mix of acts as before: rock, country, classical, comedy, plays, etc., but the quality will be higher than ever.
In the first year, Jeff expects to offer 100 live performances. (This does not include supplementary events such as movies and community rentals.) Within 3 years, he estimates 200 to 250 live events per year.
Those of us who live nearby have the pleasure of watching the impressive progress of the construction up close and personal. We applaud Zev Buffman, Jeff Hertzog and the Ruth Eckerd staff for their professionalism. And we applaud the City for their critical support of the project. Without a doubt, The Cap will be the foundation of downtown’s resurgence.