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Capitol Steps return to Miami: two performances Oct. 28 "Take the Money and Run...for President"


Capitol Steps ("We Put the 'MOCK' in Democracy") - a former group of Senate staffers who now set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them - are on the road and following their sold-out 2008 performance at Miami. They will perform twice, at 2 p.m. and at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 28, in Hall Auditorium, part of the Miami University Performing Arts Series.

The group was formed in 1981 when some staffers for Senator 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.

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, together the performers have worked in a total of 18 Congressional offices and represent 62 years of collective House and Senate experience.
Since they began, the Capitol Steps have recorded over 30 albums, including their latest, “Take the Money and Run — for President.”

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.

From Capitol Steps Live
From Capitol Steps Live
For a preview of their performance, watch the You Tube video of Capital Steps live “Romney vs. Obama Presidential Debate Rematch.”

Capitol Steps is presented by the Miami University Performing Arts Series and is sponsored by the Baymont Inn & Suites, Jerome Conley and Kona Bistro. Media partners are 88.5 WMUB, 90.9 WGUC and 91.7 WVXU.

Tickets, $35 for adults, $34 for seniors and $17 for students and youth, are available at the Miami University Box Office in Shriver Center, 529-3200 or Performing Arts Series website.


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