Capitol Steps offers comedic take on all things political

Troupe formed in 1981, after failed search for three wise foiled their planned nativity play


Make text smaller Make text larger



Photos





— The Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. They're returning to Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown, N.J., to offer their comedic take on all things political on Friday, Jan. 11, at 8 p.m.

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 and skits that conveyed a special brand of satirical humor.

In the years that followed, many of the Steps ignored the conventional wisdom ("Don't quit your day job!"). And though not all of the current members of the steps are former Capitol Hill staffers, taken together the performers have worked in a total of 18 Congressional offices and represent 62 years of collective House and Senate staff experience.

Since they began, the Capitol Steps have recorded more than 30 albums, including their latest, "Orange Is the New Barack." 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.

Tickets for their Morristown performance range from $29 to $59.

For more information, visit capsteps.com.



Make text smaller Make text larger

Comments

Pool Rules



MUST READ NEWS

Pike's Peek
Where have you seen this detail? If you think you know, fill out the form below.
Read more »
Image

Pike's Peek
Congratulations to readers who correctly identified the detail in last week's clue.
"We're still on Broad Street!" observed Doug and Babette Dow, correctly.

Read more »
Image

How to combat cold and flu season
When temperatures drop, the risk for illness, such as colds and the flu, rises. Each year, millions of Americans suffer from symptoms ranging from coughing, sneezing and...
Read more »
Image

Winter Lights' Mac & Chili Challenge moves to St. Patrick's
— For more than seven years, the public has sampled tasty mac 'n cheese and, more recently, chili dishes entered by local residents...
Read more »
Image

VIDEOS



Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Community Newspapers



MOST COMMENTED



Weather in Milford, PA