Arts, Dining & Entertainment

The Capitol Steps returns to the Paramount Theatre with fresh political humor

Photo courtesy of The Capitol Steps

The Capitol Steps perform live for crowds unafraid to get away from their computers and see the real performers.

Friday, Feb. 6 at 8 p.m. — RUTLAND — The Capitol Steps, a Washington, DC-based comedy troupe that began as a group of Senate staffers, will present a show based on songs from their current album “How to Succeed in Congress Without Really Lying” at The Paramount Theatre, Friday, Feb. 6 at 8 p.m.

The Capitol Steps have been a Washington, DC institution for over thirty years, providing a unique blend of musical and political comedy to our Nation’s Capitol and more. Each show consists of tasteful lampooning guaranteed to leave both sides of the political spectrum laughing. The troupe started in 1981, when John McCain was only 63 years old! Since then, they have appeared on “The Today Show,” “Nightline,” “CBS Evening News” and for many years in specials for National Public Radio.

Their show is constantly changing, strenuously bi-partisan, and includes songs about everything in the news, such as “Putin on a Blitz,” “The Big Benghazi Theory,” and “Everybody Must Get Droned.”

If you’ve ever wanted to see Barack Obama sing a show tune, Nancy Pelosi sing a rock song, and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie do a classical ballet, this might just be the show for you.

Tickets ($39.75) are available at the venue box office located at 30 Center Street in downtown Rutland; charge-by-phone by calling 802-775-0903 or online at

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