The Capitol Steps
The Grand Opera House presents The Capitol Steps
Tuesday, October 23 at 7:30 p.m. Political satire meets musical comedy as The Capitol Steps make their debut performance in Macon! Whether you’re right, left, independent or in-between – the Capitol Steps will have you howling as they parody politics and bureaucracy in a fun, all-American song and dance production.The group began 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 they created song parodies & skits that conveyed a special brand of satirical humor – hence The Capitol Steps began their 30-year career of satirizing the very people and places that employed them. In the years that followed, many of the Steps ignored the conventional wisdom of “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 eighteen 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, Desperate Housemembers. They’ve been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS, and can be heard 4 times a year on National Public Radio stations nationwide during their Politics Takes a Holiday radio specials.Tickets: $43 for single tickets or $37 for groups of ten or more. Prices include tax.