Date(s) - 01/15/2016
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Pensacola Saenger Theatre
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What’s the saying from the 60s, “Don’t trust anyone over 30”? Well, we’re revising that. WUWF Public Media and the Capitol Steps are both turning 35 in 2016. But, trust us – really – you won’t want to miss our birthday celebration at the Pensacola Saenger Theatre, Friday, January 15, 2016, 7:30 pm with the Capitol Steps live, in concert.
We can’t promise Jello shots, but we can promise a healthy shot of comedy and song from the troupe of former congressional staffers-turned-comedians. The Steps have been entertaining fans by parodying politicians, and the offices that once employed them, since 1981. Knowing that our politicians were entertaining us daily, Steps co-founders Elaina Newport, Bill Strauss, and Jim Aidala formed a troupe of Democrats, Republicans, and all persuasions in between, to capitalize on the abundant material. Since then the hugely successful comedic team has recorded more than 30 albums and grown to perform more than 500 shows a year, nation-wide, with multiple touring troupes. Priding themselves as “equal opportunity offenders,” the Steps scour the headlines – political and social – for material. As the Steps themselves say – they “put the ‘MOCK’ in democracy!”
Looking for a gift for the person who knows everything? Might we suggest:Tickets for the performance are available through Ticketmaster (800.745.3000) or link online through wuwf.org. Public Broadcasting Membercard holders may receive a 10% discount on up to 10 tickets by presenting their current WUWF card at the Saenger box office at time of purchase.
For a pre-view of the coming hilarity, tune in to 88.1 FM on Friday, January 1, 8 pm. Faster than Joe Biden deciding whether to run for President! More powerful than the wind it takes to finally blow off Donald Trump’s hair! It’s the Capitol Steps annual year in review special, “Politics Takes a Holiday!” All your favorite candidates will be there, and some will be emailing about it for years afterwards on their private server. Join Hillary, Bernie, the Donald, Jeb, Marco, Carly, and more Republican candidates – because making fun of seventeen candidates is way more fun than simply making fun of two.
Capitol Steps site: http://www.capsteps.com/
Photos etc: http://www.capsteps.com/live/bookings.html
More information on all things WUWF is available at wuwf.org or 850.474.2787