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Nationally touring musical comedy troupe hits Culver in time for elections

September 17, 2012

Just in time for the countdown to November, Culver Academies' Huffington Concert Series will host musical comedy troupe The Capital Steps (www. capsteps.com) Thursday, Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Eppley Auditorium on the Academies campus.

Featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS, and four times a year on National Public Radio stations nationwide during their "Politics Takes a Holiday" radio specials, the group was described by CNN's Larry King as, "The best. There's no one like them, no one in their league." Former President George H. W. Bush said, "The Capitol Steps make it easier to leave public life."

The Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them, and was born in December, 1981 as entertainment for a Christmas party. Although not all current members 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.

The Capitol Steps have recorded over 30 albums, including their latest, Take the Money and Run — for President.

Tickets to the performance may be purchased at the Steinbrenner Performing Arts Center box office, located in the foyer of the main entry facing Academy Road, through Friday, from 1 to 4 p.m., or at the Eppley Auditorium box office, located in the lobby, one hour prior to the performance. Questions may be directed to Marsha Coven at covenm@ culver.org, or 574- 842-7058. Tickets are $20 (orchestra/mezzanine) and $15 (senior or student), and $15 for balcony seats ($10 for seniors or students). All ticket sales are final, and the box office aaccepts cash, check, MasterCard, Visa and American Express.

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