High Stepping

Politics have always been a hot topic for comedians. Throw in a little song and dance, plus some wry word play, and you have the Capitol Steps. This long-running comedy troupe -- originally comprising Senate staffers in search of some off-kilter holiday cheer -- has been satirizing presidents, American politics, and the public’s sense of governmental confidence and well-being since 1961. Known for such lyrical ditties as “If I Tax a Rich Man,” “Buy, Buy American Pie,” and “Loonies on the Right,” the current political follies that confront Washington provide plenty of fresh fodder ripe for the picking. With 30 side-splitting albums already requiring Top Secret clearance, the latest, Fiscal Shades of Gray, is available by NSA download.

Location Info


Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

7380 E. Second St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Category: Performing Arts Venues

Region: Central Scottsdale

Step out with the Capitol Steps at 8 p.m. Friday, November 29, at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 East Second Street. Tickets are $49, $59, and $69. Call 480-499-8587 or visit www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org.

Nov. 29-30, 8 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 30, 5 p.m., 2013
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