Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Capitol Steps Sell Out in Clayton, Standing Room Only Added for October 18 Performing

Reserved seating for the Saturday, Oct. 18, performance of the political satire troupe Capitol Steps at The Clayton Center has SOLD OUT, and the venue has added a limited number of Standing Room Only tickets for sale.

This is the second sell out in Clayton for the wildly popular ensemble. Capitol Steps first appeared at The Clayton Center in November 2004. With songs such as “What a Difference Delay Makes,” “Electile Dysfunction,” and “Don't Go Faking You're Smart,” Capitol Steps has become the undisputed experts at skewering politicians and national figures.

For over two decades—with an absolute no-holds-barred irreverence and razor-sharp wit—these former Congressional staffers-turned-comics have poked fun at Democrats and Republicans alike.

True to their motto – “We put the MOCK in Democracy” – the Steps create song parodies and skits that convey a special brand of satirical humor that rings true with Americans regardless of political affiliation. 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 18 Congressional offices and represent 62 years of collective House and Senate staff experience. They know what they’re talking – and singing – about.

Since 1981, the Capitol Steps have recorded 28 albums, including their latest, Campaign and Suffering. They've been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS, and can be heard four times a year on National Public Radio stations nationwide during their “Politics Takes a Holiday” radio specials.

The Capitol Steps’ performance opens The Clayton Center’s 2008-09 Palladian Series. Next up in the series is the Official Blues Brothers Revival, the only Blues Brothers tribute sanctioned by Dan Ackroyd and the John Belushi Estate, on Nov. 1.

Standing Room Only tickets for Capitol Steps are $15, plus service fees. These spots are truly standing room only; no seats will be available for patrons who purchase tickets for this section. Individual SRO tickets may be purchased online or by phone at 919.553.1737 or at The Clayton Center Box Office at 111 E. Second St. in downtown Clayton from 10 a.m. until noon and from 1 until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

They're the best. There's no one like them, no one in their league.-- Larry King, CNN

The Capitol Steps make it easier to leave public life. -- Former President George H. W. Bush

The Capitol Steps are what Washington would be like if everyone were smarter and could sing.-- P.J. O’Rourke

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