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The Bardavon Presents THE CAPITOL STEPS Direct from Washington D.C…They put the MOCK in Democracy!

  |   February 9, 2013  |  Comment

The Bardavon is pleased to present, direct from Washington D.C., the musical political satire of THE CAPITOL STEPS, at the Bardavon on Saturday, February 23, at 8pm.

They put the MOCK in Democracy! 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 created song parodies & skits that 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 18 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, Take the Money and Run — for President. They’ve 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 Takes a Holiday radio specials.

Tickets for THE CAPITOL STEPS are $40 (Adults), $35 (Members) and are available at:

Bardavon Box Office, 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY, 845.473.2072

UPAC Box Office, 601 Broadway, Kingston, NY, 845.339.6088

or through Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000 or www.ticketmaster.com

The Bardavon 1869 Opera House, Inc. (the Bardavon) is a New York State nonprofit corporation that owns and operates two historic theaters – the 944-seat namesake theater in Poughkeepsie and 1510-seat Ulster Performing Arts Center (UPAC) in Kingston – and the region’s premiere orchestra, the Hudson Valley Philharmonic. It presents top-notch music, dance, theater, and classic films for diverse audiences in both its venues; stages free annual outdoor events in local communities; and partners with regional schools to offer unique arts-based learning experiences. The Bardavon also continues to restore and preserve its historic theaters for today’s audiences and future generations to enjoy. Visit www.bardavon.org.

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