"Sell-out expected for the Capitol Steps’ return to Santa Fe"
Santa Fe Community College presents the musical political parody group the Capitol Steps on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 7p.m. at the Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco Street in Santa Fe. The evening features the popular Washington D.C.-based ensemble performing songs from its latest album Take the Money and Run for President. Better gut-busting humor could not be found elsewhere this election year.
Tickets go on sale Monday, July 2. Past performances have sold out, so audience members are encouraged to buy theirtickets early. Tickets are available at (505) 988-1234 or www.ticketssantafe.org. Tickets are $25, or $15 with SFCC ID (limit one discounted ticket per ID). Proceeds from ticket sales benefit the GROW Santa Fe Community College Foundation and Santa Fe Public Radio KSFR 101.1 FM.
According to the Capitol Steps, “If you’re tired of hearing about health care, bailouts, the environment, the budget, partisan politics, unfaithful politicians or the Tea Party, then you’ve come to the wrong place. With musical political satire poking fun at all sides of the issues, it’s the one new thing in Washington sure to earn bipartisan support.”
Among this year’s program songs are Love Potion Number 9-9-9 ; Three Little Wives of Newt; Osama and the Sea; You Can't Hide This Biden Guy; Help Me Fake It to the Right; If I Tax a Rich Man …and more. The Capitol Steps performance is most certainly the only place in America where you will find the two Presidential candidates on stage singing show tunes.
Routinely performing to sell-out audiences nationwide, the Capitol Steps can be heard on many public radio stations, including Santa Fe’s own KSFR FM.
Now in its fifth year, the annual Kate Besser Memorial community event pays tribute to the late Kate Besser, a lifelong learner who frequently engaged in classes, workshops and lectures at the college. Her husband Bruce Besser is Secretary of the SFCC Governing Board.
More about The Capitol Steps: Thirty years ago, the Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. 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. For interviews with Step members, contact Capitol Steps’ Press Secretary General Bill Hurd at 703-683-8330. The Capitol Steps press kit can be found at www.capsteps.com/live/bookings.html.