THE CAPITOL STEPS & PINKALICIOUS Come To MPAC January 11 & 13
The Capitol Steps return to Mayo Performing Arts Center to offer their comedic take on all things political on Friday, January 11 at 8 pm. Tickets are $29-$59.
The Capitol Steps 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.
For more information, visit their website at http://www.capsteps.com/
Sunday, January 13 at 1:30 pm & 4:30 pm
A girl finds herself in a colorful predicament after her indulgence in too many pink cupcakes lands her in the doctor's office with a severe case of Pinkititis in the fun, children's musical Pinkalicious, to be performed at the Mayo Performing Arts Center on Sunday, January 13 at 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm. Tickets are $12-15. Limited tickets remain for the 1:30 pm show.
Pinkalicious, began at the award-winning Vital Theatre Company's home theater at 76th Street and Broadway. After completing its initial sold-out six week run, it moved to the Soho Playhouse where it enjoyed an extended run through summer of 2007. The production currently resides at the MMAC (Manhattan Movement & Arts Center).
The production, with book and lyrics by Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann, and music, lyrics and orchestrations by John Gregor, is based on the popular children's book by Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann. Elizabeth and Victoria are sisters who grew up in Brooklyn, New York. Victoria's award-winning artwork has graced the covers and pages of many magazines, newspapers, and books. Elizabeth's writing has appeared in a variety of newspaper and print publications. To learn more about the sister duo and their books, visit them online at their website at www.thinkpinkalicious.com.
For more information on the musical, visit http://www.pinkaliciousthemusical.com
Mayo Performing Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, presents a wide range of programs that entertain, enrich, and educate the diverse population of the region and enhance the economic vitality of Northern New Jersey. The 2018-2019 season is made possible, in part, by a grant the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as support received from the F.M. Kirby Foundation and numerous corporations, foundations and individuals. The Mayo Performing Arts Center has been designated a Major Presenting Organization by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Mayo Performing Arts Center was named 2016 Outstanding Historic Theatre by the League of Historic American Theatres, and is ranked in the top 50 mid-sized performing arts centers by Pollstar Magazine.
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