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One of the surest reasons we indulge in live theater is to laugh -- particularly when the world has gone seemingly mad. Levity helps lighten the load, which is the overall goal of “The Capitol Steps, the Washington D.C. musical parody comedy troupe that is mostly comprised of former Republican and Democrat Congressional staffers. Putting the mock in Democracy, the troupe first formed in 1981, during the Reagan Administration, at a senate office Christmas party. Throwing together some timely satire and musical parody based on politics and American idiosyncrasies, the staffers reaped laughs from both parties attending the gathering -- and The Capitol Steps were born. Thirty-two hit CDs later, they are the only group in America that attempts to be funnier than Congress as they monitor events and personalities on Capitol Hill, in the Oval Office, and in other centers of power and prestige around the world.
This will be a night of fast and furious parody as the irreverent troupe performs selections from their new release “Take The Money and Run For President.” The CD, which combines topical issues with the melodies of popular tunes, features well known political characters like Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Donald Trump, Andrew Weiner, Joe Biden, Chris Christie, John McCain, Osama Bin Laden, Mommar Khadafy, Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton and hot topics like Gay marriage, infidelity, budget deficits, terrorists, Green initiatives, Occupy Wall Street, Secret Service indiscretions, EU money woes, what to do with Greece and the like. The new CD’s tunes include: “Super Congress Debt Committee” (Supercalafradulicious), “You Can’t Hide This Guy Biden”
(Summer Night’s) “We Need A Little Christie” (We Need A little Christmas) “Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weiner” (Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini), “Help Me Fake It to the Right” ( Help Me Make It Through the Night), “If I Tax A Rich Man” (If I Were A Rich Man) and more. The Steps will also perform works from last year’s “Desperate Housemembers.” and “Liberal Shop of Horrors.”