Capitol Steps Set for Bristol Riverside Theatre, Begin. 2/19
The Capitol Steps bring their special brand of political satire to Bristol Riverside Theatre for one week on February 19-February 23. Featuring parodies of well-known songs from the past several decades skewering the most talked about political issues and scandals of the day, performances are February 19 at 2:00 and 7:30, February 20 at 2:00, February 21 at 8:00, February 22 at 2:00 and 8:00, and February 23 at 3:00. Tickets starting at $40 are available by visiting brtstage.org or calling the BRT Box Office at 215-785-0100. Bristol Riverside Theatre is located at 120 Radcliffe Street in Bristol, PA.
The Capitol Steps 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 and been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS.
Since 1986, BRT has brought consistently acclaimed professional theatre to Bucks County and maintained a long-term commitment to finding and developing new plays. The theatre is the recipient of over 68 Barrymore Award nominations for Excellence in Theatre, given annually by Theatre Philadelphia. In addition to its mainstage productions, the theatre serves as a cultural hub for the community, with such programs as children's theatre, community concerts and exhibitions of local visual arts. Currently under the direction of Artistic Director Keith Baker, Founding Director Susan D. Atkinson, and Managing Director, Amy Kaissar, BRT continues its 27th season.
For information, visit www.brtstage.org.