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Date:
October 13, 2017
Time:
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:
Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts
Address:
110 West Finney Avenue
Suffolk, VA 23434
Contact:
757.923.0003
Cost:
$35-45 for Reserved Seating. Members save up to 10%.
ADA:
Yes
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Capitol Steps: Orange Is The New Barack

Friday, October 13, 2017

Enjoy a hilarious evening of American political satire and song parodies with the nationally-acclaimed Capitol Steps. Since they began in 1981, the Capitol Steps have recorded over 31 albums, been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS, and can be heard four times a year on National Public Radio stations nationwide during their “Politics Take 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.

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

Since they began, the Capitol Steps have recorded over 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.