By Brittany Whitley
Most senate staffers spend their time aiding in the creation and approval of laws and treaties, and confirming presidential appointments, others “quit their day job” to perform satirical skits and song parodies to millions across the nation yearly. Known as The Capitol Steps, the musical-satire troupe will make their next stop at the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center.
Doors open at the crisp evening of Friday, January 18 at 7:30 p.m.; the show will start promptly at 8 p.m.
Founded in 1981 by several senate staffers under Senator Charles Percy when their ideas of entertainment for a Christmas party took a comical turn for the best. Today, the group is made up of 28 former Congressional professionals who have collectively worked a total of 62 years in the House and Senate within 18 Congressional offices.
One can be sure to expect fall-out-of-the-seat laughter from the group who named themselves after Washington, D.C.’s hottest scandal in 1981 between Rita Jenrette and her ex-husband, former representative John Jenrette as they bring an indiscriminative humor to the heavy topic of politics.
The mainstage show will be rated PG-13 and ticket prices ranging from $38 for Young Professionals, $42 for Members, and $48 for Non-Members.
There will also be a cash bar available at the show.
“The Capitol Steps have brought non-stop laughs to audiences all over the country,” said Event Director Rebecca Doolittle. “They are a comedy troupe that makes fun of both sides of the aisle. What better way to start out your new year than with a little light-hearted humor?
Purchase tickets soon – they are going fast!
Thanks to our Ruby sponsors: Alla and Charles Campbell.”