Oxford, Ohio – Capitol Steps, a former group of Senate staffers who now set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them, are on the road and headed to Oxford. The group will perform in two 90 minutes shows at 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 28th at Hall Auditorium, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.
The group was formed in December of 1981 when some staffers for Senator Charles Percy were planning entertainment for a Christmas party. They decided to dig into the headlines of the day, creating song parodies & 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, together the performers have worked in a total of eighteen Congressional offices and represent 62 years of collective House and Senate experience.
Since they began, the Capitol Steps have recorded over 30 albums, including their latest, Take the Money and Run — for President. They’ve been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS, and can be heard 4 times a year on National Public Radio stations nationwide during their Politics Takes a Holiday radio specials.
Capitol Steps is presented by the Miami University Performing Arts Series and is sponsored by the Baymont Inn & Suites, Jerome Conley, and Kona Bistro. Media partners are 88.5 WMUB, 90.9 WGUC, and 91.7 WVXU. Tickets are $35 for adults, $34 for seniors and $17 for students and youth.
For tickets or more information, go online to www.MiamiOH.edu/PerformingArtsSeries or call the Miami Box Office at (513) 529-3200.