Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Capitol Steps

The Weinberg Center kicks off its 2009-2010 Season

with the equal opportunity offenders -

The Capitol Steps October 2, 2009 8 p.m.

The Weinberg Center kicks off its 2009-2010 season with the political satirical sensation The Capitol Steps on October 2, 2009 at 8 p.m. This high-energy show is sure to be sell-out! The Capitol Steps bring audiences through a one-of- a- kind political musical and will keep audiences laughing about events and personalities on Capitol Hill, the White House, and many other centers of powers around the world. In this current political environment, this is a must-see event! Tickets are on sale now at the Center box office, by phone at 301-600-2828, or online at www.weinbergcenter.org. This performance of the Capitol Steps is sponsored by RBC Wealth Management. Sponsorships help ensure that the Weinberg Center can continue to bring world-class programming to Frederick.

The troupe, that put the “mock” in democracy includes former and current Congressional staffers, takes a humorous look at serious national issues in song parodies and skits. Since they began, the Capitol Steps have recorded 29 albums, including their latest, Obama Mia. 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. The group performs over 500 performances a year.

The Steps’ material is updated constantly and may include favorite moments from the last year, including songs featuring Hank Paulson, Nancy Pelosi, Vladimir Putin, and Rod Blagojevich, with special reminiscences from George W. Bush. Come enjoy the Capitol Steps as they perform tales of crisis from subprime borrowers, Wall Street bankers, auto executives, and anyone with a 401(k) and much, much more. No matter who's in the headlines, the Capitol Steps are equal opportunity offenders.

To purchase tickets, call the Weinberg Center for the Arts at 301-600-2828, 301-600-2838 TTY or stop by the Box Office Tuesday –Wednesday 10am to 4 pm; Thursday – Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or visit www.weinbergcenter.org

The Weinberg Center for the Arts, a municipal facility of the City of Frederick, is located at 20 West Patrick Street in downtown Frederick, Maryland. The historic theatre opened in 1926 as the Tivoli, and it and was donated to the City of Frederick in 1978. Today as one of the region’s premier presenting facilities, the 1,200 seat Weinberg Center offers professional LIVE! Series, including dance, music, theatre, family performances and films, weekday performances for students, and classic movies. Performance space and professional services are available to a variety of community arts groups, civic and business organizations, and other arts promoters. Programming at the Weinberg Center for the Arts is made possible with support from the City of Frederick, Frederick County Government, Maryland State Arts Council, Frederick Arts Council, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, The Frederick News-Post, Bank of America Foundation, The Plamondon Companies and other corporate and individual donors. For more information about upcoming events at the Weinberg Center, please call the Box Office at 301-600-2828 or visit www.weinbergcenter.org.

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