Mike Thornton Agency, LLC Presents
The Capitol Steps
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Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space
Sun, Jun 18, 2017 3:30pm
Sun, Jun 18, 2017 7:00pm
Expected Run Time is 90 minutes
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The Capitol Steps: America's Premiere Political Musical Satire Troupe is a political comedy show that offers a mix of song and standup, lampooning modern political leaders and taking on the major issues of the day. Originally made up of congressional staffers, the past 2 decades have seen the "Steps" harvest the talent of finely tuned musical-theatre professionals from around the country.

Since they began, the Capitol Steps have recorded 35 albums, including the soon to be released, "Orange Is The New Barack." They've been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS, and can be heard throughout the year on National Public Radio stations nationwide during their Politics Takes a Holiday radio specials.

The Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them.

The group was born in December, 1981 when some staffers for Senator Charles Percy were planning entertainment for a Christmas party. Their first idea was to stage a nativity play, but in the whole Congress they couldn't find three wise men or a virgin. So, they decided to dig into the headlines of the day, and they created song parodies & skits which conveyed a special brand of satirical humor.

Since they began, the Capitol Steps have recorded over 30 albums, including their latest, What to Expect When You're Electing. They've been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS, and can be heard twice a year on National Public Radio stations nationwide during their Politics Takes a Holiday radio specials.

You can follow the Capitol Steps on Facebook, on Twitter, and on YouTube.

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