The Capitol Steps are an American political-satire group which has been performing since 1981. Most of the Capitol Steps' material parodies well-known contemporary songs, usually introduced with a short skit. The songs are interspersed with other routines, including a spoonerism routine ("Lirty Dies") near the end of each performance with innuendoes about recent scandals. This performance of “An Evening with the Capitol Steps” will take place at the Ronald Reagan Building (1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW). Tickets support IFRT projects such as awards to honor champions of intellectual freedom, authors, and exemplary chapters or organizations; sponsoring Emerging Leaders; networking and continuing education events; and promoting core professional values. Each attendees will receive a complimentary CD.
Please note that you will pick up your seat assignment tickets in the lobby of the Ronald Reagan Building. Look for the IFRT Sign. You must bring your ALA-issued ticket confirmation with you in order to pick up your ticket at the event.
The Capitol Steps were born in December 1981 when three staff members for a senator were planning a Christmas party and “decided to dig into the headlines of the day and created song parodies and skits which conveyed a special brand of satirical humor that was as popular in Peoria as it was on Pennsylvania Avenue.”
In the past 35 years, the Capitol Steps have recorded over 35 albums; performed for five U.S. presidents; been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS; and can be heard twice a year on National Public Radio. Learn more at www.capsteps.com.
ALA Unit/Subunit: IFRT
Meeting Type: Ticketed Event
Cost: SOLD OUT - Ticketed Event. Not included with registration. Visit the Ticketed Events Information Page for further details.