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Capitol Steps


Saturday, November 3, 2018 8:00PM
Paramount Theatre

<b>Capitol Steps</b>








This event is part of the Paramount's 2018 Fall/Winter Season.
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Paramount Theatre and Long Center present
Capitol Steps


Doors: 7:00pm | Show: 8:00pm

Tickets: $32-$42
P1) $42: Orchestra, Mezzanine
P2) $32: Balcony

At long last, the Capitol Steps are steps from the Capitol! They 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 30 albums, including their latest, Orange Is the New Barack. 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.

“They’re the best. There’s no one like them, no one in their league.” – Larry King

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


Event Parking Information
Secure covered parking is offered to patrons at the 600 Congress parking garage. For additional parking information, please click here.

Personal Items Policy: The Austin Theatre Alliance is taking measures to increase the safety and security of its patrons and staff.  We have instituted a No Backpack and No Large Bag Policy at all shows and events at the Paramount and State Theatres. More information on banned items, permitted items and our full policies here.