09/21/12 If you’ve had your fill of political ads, The Capitol Steps may be just what you need. And you will be able to enjoy this satirical musical comedy troupe at the Culver Academies’ Eppley Auditorium on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7:30 p.m.
Part of the Academies’ Huffington Concert Series, tickets for the performance are $20 (orchestra/mezzanine) and $15 (senior or student), and $15 for balcony seats ($10 for seniors or students). Tickets may be purchased at the Steinbrenner Performing Arts Center box office, facing Academy Road, from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or at the Eppley Auditorium box office, located in the lobby, one hour prior to the performance. For additional information contact Events Coordinator Marsha Coven at firstname.lastname@example.org or (574) 842-7058.
The Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them, and was born in December 1981 as entertainment for a Christmas party. Although not all current members are former Capitol Hill staffers, together the performers have worked in a total of eighteen Congressional offices and represent 62 years of collective House and Senate staff experience.
The Capitol Steps have recorded over 30 albums, including their latest “Take the Money and Run – for President.”
Featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS, and four times a year on National Public Radio stations nationwide during their “Politics Takes a Holiday” radio specials, the group was described by CNN’s Larry King as, “The best. There’s no one like them, no one in their league.”
Former President George H.W. Bush said, “The Capitol Steps make it easier to leave public life.”