Capitols Steps was founded in 1981 when a group of United States Senate staffers set out to satirize the very people who employed them. Politically incorrect and proud of it, Capitol Steps is topical and up-to-the-minute on current affairs. With the election rapidly approaching, the timing couldn’t be more perfect for these talented performers to appear on the Door Community Auditorium stage Sunday, August 24 at 7 pm.
Three of Senator Charles Percy staffers were put to the task of planning entertainment for a Christmas party, but rather than staging something traditional, they dug into the headlines of the day for material, and so Capitol Steps was born.
Flouting conventional wisdom that suggests, “not quitting their day jobs,” the performers put pen to paper, writing original skits and music based on the day’s headlines. With irreverence for anything political, Capitol Steps has been entertaining audiences with their unique brand of irony and satire for over 20 years.
Collectively, the group of actors and musicians has worked in a total of 18 Congressional offices and represent 62 years of collective House and Senate staff experience. With satirical humor that crosses all political lines – from the Empire State to the Golden State, the Gopher State to Lone Star State – Capitol Steps captures the political scene in musical skits and parodies that entertain, as well raise political awareness.
Since inception, the company of performers has recorded 27 albums. Their television performances include appearances on all of the major networks, as well as PBS. Four times a year, Capitol Steps appears on National Public Radio stations nationwide during their “Politics Takes a Holiday” specials.
Tickets for Capitol Steps are $38/$33/$28, and are available at the Door Community Auditorium box office, by phone 920.868.2728 or via the web at http://www.dcauditorium.org. Box office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 am – 3 pm, weekend show days, 11 am – 3 pm and one hour prior to a performance. The Door Community Auditorium is located in Fish Creek, just north of the town center on Highway 42.