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New Year's Eve With the Capitol Steps, Dec. 31

  • Published: November 15, 2011


  • Capitol Steps perform two shows at the Nazareth College Arts Center on New Year's Eve
  • Performances are at 6:30 and 10 p.m.
  • Popular local jazz guitarist and his ensemble The Steve Greene Trio perform before each show and at intermissions

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Call the Nazareth College Box Office at 585-389-2170

New Year's Eve With the Capitol Steps, Dec. 31

 Celebrating 30 years of hilarious, politically based satire – including 17 annual performances at Nazareth College –The Capitol Steps will return to campus for their traditional New Year’s Eve shows at the College's Arts Center on Saturday, December 31 at 6:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Popular local guitarist Steve Green and his jazz ensemble, The Steve Greene Trio, will also provide live music prior to each show and during intermission.  Tickets to The Capitol Steps are $45-$75. For tickets, visit or call the Nazareth College Arts Center Box Office at 585-389-2170 or visit us online: Box office hours are Monday- Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and 11 a.m. until curtain time on performance days. The Nazareth College Arts Center Box Office is located on campus, at 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, New York, 14618

"They're the best. There's no one like them, no one in their league." 
— Larry King, CNN

Irreverent, unique, and adamantly bi-partisan, The Capitol Steps always provide fresh material that references current headlines. Expect songs on Charlie Sheen, immigration, health care, the budget, partisan politics, unfaithful politicians, and the Tea Party. As they aptly note, The Capitol Steps “puts the ‘mock’ in democracy!”

Founding group member Elaina Newport (an “extreme moderate”) says, “Typically, the Republicans goof up, and the Democrats party. Then, the Democrats goof up and the Republicans party. That’s what we call the ‘two-party system.’ ”

Originally, The Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. They have recorded more than 30 albums, including their latest, Desperate Housemembers and Barackin’ Around the Christmas Tree. They have been featured numerous times on prime time TV and can be heard four times a year on National Public Radio stations nationwide during their “Politics Takes a Holiday” radio specials.

Desperate Housemembers, features John Boehner and his new Republican majority, a bevy of dispirited Democrats, and a cast of international stars including Hosni Mubarak, Silvio Berlusconi and Muammar Qaddafi.

The Capitol Steps often sell-out; advance ticket purchase is strongly suggested. The Capitol Steps performances are Sponsored by Margaret R. Colacino.

About the Arts Center’s 2011-2012 Season
Visit to download a copy of the Season brochure.

Founded in 1924, Nazareth College is located on a close-knit, suburban campus in the dynamic, metropolitan region of Rochester, N.Y. The College offers challenging academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs in health and human services, education, and management. Nazareth's strong cultures of service and community prepare students to be successful professionals and engaged citizens. The College enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students.

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