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Highlands Performing Arts Center

2016  Political Comedy  

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, Mock the Vote. 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.

Winner (for the fourth year in a row!) in the 24th Annual "Wammie" Awards of the Washington Area Music Association (WAMA) for "Cabaret/Musical Theater" (2011)

Winner of the 2006 WUSA A-List for Best Comedy Club 2006.

Capital Steps

Tickets available April 15th, Members March 15

Nominated for the Drama Desk Awards of 2007 for "Outstanding Lyrics."

Winner of the Washington Post Best Bets Readers' Choice Award for Best Live Theater 2005.

Winner (three years in a row!) in Washington City Paper's annual Reader's Choice poll for "Best Place to Take an Out-of-Towner 2015."

Performances: Saturday, September 24

Ticket prices:  
Reserved Seating: $65, $55, and $45

               Members: $55, $47,and $38

Includes the NC Sales and Processing Fee

Brought to you by:

Virginia & Mike Campbell , 

Nancy& Charles Harrison,

Jane Webb & David LaCagnina , 

John & Nancy Ludwig

Dick & Tish McCarthy

Faye & Irvin Siegel,

Wally & Bev Seinsheimer,

Cindy & Rick Trevathan