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Upstairs at the Capitol July 23

Get ready for a non stop evening of entertainment.

It’s the live variety show “Upstairs at the Capitol”, Tuesday, July 23 at 8PM. The show name points to the location of the event in the Capitol Theatre It will not be on the main stage-it will be in the upstairs lobby that has been transformed into a nightclub.

Upstairs At the Capitol is a fast paced show switching between segments like a TV variety show. You will see a few songs from the house band, an interview with a special guest, then Lightning Round Trivia and more- all presented seamlessly on the stage.

Here’s the line up for the evening:

Steve Hampe hosts the show.

Years of entertaining live audiences that includes recent Capitol Theatre SummerStage work-last year’s production of Mary Poppins and Shrek The Musical, this year’s Capitol SummerStage production- make him the ideal person to keep the show moving

The Fabulous Mojos- The House Band

Every variety show needs a great band-and we’ve got the best- the six piece The Fabulous Mojos: CNY’s newest and funkiest band. This 6 piece group dishes out a musical feast of blues, jazz and soul with a dash of the spicy sound of New Orleans.

“The Fabulous Mojos” features John Hanzel (bass), Tim Quinn (drums), Nelson Rudiak (sax), Rod VonPackal (trumpet), Karl VonPackal (guitar) and Cathie Timian on (vocals). Our new 6 piece group will be dishing out a musical feast of blues, jazz, soul and everything else that’s good!

Lightning Round Trivia

This is TV Game Show Style Trivia No Teams! Just you head to head with other contestants on the stage armed with a buzzer and your sharp knowledge of facts. But be quick because everyone has a buzzer and you need to answer fast!

Lightning Round Trivia is hosted by Sarah Star Sterling. She will keep contestants on their toes with her improv antics. Sarah has a wealth of experience that includes her Second City days on the Norwegian Cruise line.

Special guests for the evening

The Uptown Improv Company brings a quick witted quartet of comedians to the stage. Devin & Briana Mahoney from the Uptown will be there to discuss how the programs they offer can take you out of your seat in the audience and put you on the stage!

Author Interview

Fanya In the Underworld, an illustrated book, is a project that grew out of a discussion about the comparison between Steampunk and Fairy Tale tropes. Author Jordan Elizabeth and illustrator Aaron Siddall will talk about the recently published book and the creative process in putting together a collaborative project.

Admission to the show is $10 and includes your first beer or soft drink. This show is for persons 16 years of age and older.

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