Wednesday, September 21, 2016

‘The Capitol Steps’ generate a new view on politics

Are you tired of all the mud-slinging and political hoopla that’s in the media?  Take a break from all the name-calling of one candidate to another and come laugh at them through the political satire of “The Capitol Steps”.  Right off the top, kudos to Howard Breitbart who continually played all the piano music that the actors needed during the performance.  There are only five qualified actors who mimic many of the political persons you might have recalled in the news recently and in times gone by, yet they do a magnificent job.

Corey Harris may be the newest member to the group, but his impersonation of President Obama is right on point.  Nancy Dolliver, Brad VanGrank Jamie Zemarel, and Tracey Stephens recreate the many personalities with quick costume changes and witty lines.  You won’t be bored especially when you hear the tune from “The Young and the Restless” played in the background of one of the skits.

Some of the dignitaries who you will encounter during the evening will be: President Barack Obama (catching a Pokémon on stage), Nancy Pelosi, Vice Pres. Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Sarah Palin, former president Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Tim Kaine, Vladimir Putin (bare chest and all), Governor Chris Christie, Pope Francis, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, French President François Hollande, former president George W. Bush, former vice president Al Gore, commentator Ann Coulter, singer Bob Dylan, Sen. Mitch McConnell, Sen. Harry Reid, Supreme Court justices Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Ginsburg: just to name a few.

Don’t forget to stop by the promotion table, after the show, and purchase some of the memorable recordings that are available from past and present shows.  You might also remember to get a written copy of “Lirty Dies” and try to pronounce some of the flip-flopped spoken words.

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 Wilson Center Box Office between 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., at (904) 646-2222 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.

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