Capitol Steps Returns to Area
On Sunday, Nov. 5, at 5 p.m. at the Robert E. Lee Auditorium on the Pinecrest High School campus in Southern Pines, the Arts Council of Moore County will present the Capitol Steps for a return engagement -- two days before Election Day!
"If you didn't see them in 2004, you missed why Al Gore stated, 'Some people in Washington are confusedThe Capitol Steps are not,'" says Chris Dunn, executive director of the Arts Council.
Tickets for the Capitol Steps will be on sale after Sept. 5 at the Campbell House (482 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines). Admission is $25 for ACMC members, $30 for nonmembers, and $15 for children under 18. The show is sponsored by The Pilot, STAR 102.5 FM, WIOZ 550 AM, and Time Warner Cable.
The Capitol Steps began in 1981 when three staffers for Sen. Charles Percy were planning entertainment for a Christmas party. They decided to dig into the headlines of the day, creating song parodies and skits that conveyed a special brand of satirical humor that was as popular in Peoria as it was on Pennsylvania Avenue. Ronald Reagan was president then, and they soon discovered if entertainers could become politicians, then politicians could become entertainers.
Most Capitol Steps cast members have worked on Capitol Hill -- some for Democrats, some for Republicans, and others for politicians who firmly straddle the fence. No matter who holds office, there's never a shortage of material.
For tickets and information, stop by the Campbell House (482 E. Connecticut Ave., Southern Pines), call the Arts Council at 910-692-4356, or visit www.artscouncil-moore.org.
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