HAMILTON – On Saturday, the Capitol Steps once again puts the “mock” in democracy with an 8 p.m. performance at the Palace Theater in Hamilton. The doors will open at 7 p.m. for a relaxed social hour with a cash bar by Rusch’s. Seating is general admission and there are only few seats left for $35 each. After the show, the audience is welcome to meet the cast for autographs and photos.
Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. The group started 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 which 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 eighteen Congressional offices and represent 62 years of collective House and Senate staff experience.