Thursday, September 15, 2016

‘The Capitol Steps’ bring political satire to JAX for eight shows

The Capitol Steps come to JAX
If you’re a little sick and tired of all the political bashing that is broadcast on TV and in social media, then it’s time to laugh until you cry.  Jacksonville Florida’s Wilson Center for the Arts will host eight power-packed, politically correct shows from September 20 – 25, 2016 from “The Capitol Steps”.  Don’t allow Hilary or Donald to get you down and out.  Come get your laugh on.

The Capitol Steps” were born in December, 1981 when some staffers for Senator Charles Percy were planning entertainment for a Christmas party. Ronald Reagan was President when the Steps began, so co-founders Elaina Newport, Bill Strauss and Jim Aidala figured that if entertainers could become politicians, then politicians could become entertainers! 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 which conveyed a special brand of satirical humor that was as popular in Jacksonville Florida as it was on Pennsylvania Avenue.

Since they began, the Capitol Steps have recorded over 35 albums, including their latest, What to Expect When You're Electing. 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.

Quotes about The Capitol Steps: “The Capitol Steps are what Washington would be like if everyone were funnier and could sing.” - P.J. O’Rourke, humorist.  “They’re the best. There’s no one like them, no one in their league.” - Larry King, CNN.  “The troupe has become a favorite on the Washington social circuit.  Its political satire brings chuckles...rave reviews...guffaws...and bipartisan grins all around.  The satire hits the mark.” - The Wall Street Journal.

You can follow us on Facebook, on Twitter, and on YouTube and you’ll want to get tickets for the live onstage production from the Capitol Steps troupe.

The Capitol Steps
DATES:          TIMES:
Tues. Sept. 20, 2016     7:30 p.m.
Wed. Sept. 21        7:30 p.m.
Thurs. Sept. 22       7:30 p.m.
Fri. Sept 23         8 p.m.
Sat. Sept. 24        2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Sun. Sept. 25       2 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Wilson Center for the Arts:
      Florida State College at JAX So. Campus
      11901 Beach Blvd.
      Jacksonville, FL 32099

TICKETS: start at $37.75 and are available at the Artist Series Box Office between 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday–Friday, at (904) 442-BWAY (2929) or 24/7 Online.  Parking is always free at the Wilson Center.  Discounts are available for groups of 10 + by calling (904) 442-2947 or Email.  All sales are final. A ticket is required for babies and children of any age.

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