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The Capitol Steps

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The Capitol Steps

OREGON SYMPHONY

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 7:30 PM
Arlene Schnitzer Hall
1037 SW Broadway
Portland OR 97205

The Capitol Steps

It’s election night, and no matter who is winning or what is in the fake news, you can bet The Capitol Steps will lampoon both sides of the political spectrum with equal parts wit and foolishness. What more would you expect from the group that puts the “MOCK” in Democracy?! Special Concert

The Oregon Symphony does not perform.

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 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.

Since they began, the Capitol Steps have recorded over 35 albums, including their latest, Make America Grin Again. 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.

Earlier Event: November 4
Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet
Later Event: November 8
Tchaikovsky v. Drake