The Capitol Steps

presented by: Oregon Coast Council for the Arts (OCCA)

Starts:Thursday, November 03, 2016  7:30 PMEnds:Friday, November 04, 2016  10:00 PM
Cost:

Early bird ticket prices are available until August 1: Thursday, Nov. 3 – $38.50/$51.50/$59.50; Friday, Nov. 4 – $42.50/$55.50/$63.50 (excluding ticket fees).

Location:

Newport Performing Arts Center

777 W. Olive Street
Newport, OR 97365

Dates:

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Time:7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Friday, November 04, 2016

Time:7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Event Description:

It’s true, you can laugh, snort, boo, and chuckle with the Capitol Steps at their November 3 and 4 performances at the Newport Performing Arts Center – a once-in-a-lifetime-experience for the coast! These performances benefit the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts and the “Entertain the Future” capital campaign to expand and enhance the Newport Performing Arts Center. 

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 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, the performers together 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, “What to Expect When You’re Electing.” 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. 

All seating is reserved. Purchase tickets online using the "Purchase tickets" buttons above, or call the box office at 541-265-2787.

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