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Political Satire Group, The Capitol Steps, to Perform at Pomona College

Capitol Steps

The Capitol Steps, a musical and political satire group that began 30 years ago as a group of U.S. Senate staffers performing comedy about their employers, will perform on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 at 8 p.m. at Pomona College’s Bridges Auditorium (450 N. College Way, Claremont).  Tickets are $10 for students; $15 for Pomona College faculty and staff; $20 for Claremont Colleges staff; $28 and $35 for general admission. Tickets can be purchased at the box office at (909) 607-1139 or online www.pomona.edu/administration/bridges-auditorium.

What started as staffers planning entertainment for a Senate Christmas party turned into comic sketches about Washington D.C.’s political scandals, and led to tours across the country and features on NBC, CBS, ABC and PBS. The Capitol Steps can be heard four times a year on National Public Radio stations nationwide during their “Politics Takes a Holiday” specials. The group has recorded 32 albums, most recently Take the Money and Run for President (2012). Tracks on that album include, “Three Little Wives of Newt,” “You Can’t Hide This Biden Guy,” “Occupy Wall Street Journal” and “Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weiner.” In addition to its national touring schedule, The Capitol Steps perform every week in Washington D.C. at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center.

Pomona College, one of the nation’s premier liberal arts colleges, provides its students with a challenging curriculum in the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, and fine arts, and an unsurpassed environment for intellectual inquiry and growth. Its hallmarks include small classes, close relationships between students and faculty, and a range of opportunities for student research.