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Nationally-Known Capitol Steps Coming to SWOSU

September 25, 2012

Capitol Steps

The nationally-known Capitol Steps of Washington, D.C., will appear at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford on Monday, October 15, as part of the university’s Panorama series.

Known for their political satire claiming to put the “Mock” in Democracy, The Capitol Steps will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center.  

The group recently won its fourth straight “Wammie” Award from the Washington Area Music Association for “Best Cabaret/Musical Theater.” The Capitol Steps began 30 years ago when a group of Senate staffers set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. Ronald Reagan was president when the Steps began and now they have performed for the last five presidents. The only complaints the Steps seem to get are from politicians and personalities who are not included in the program.  

The Steps’ material is updated constantly. Current examples include songs about Mitt Romney's plea to the GOP ("Help Me Fake It to the Right") and President Obama's class warfare ("If I Tax a Rich Man"). In addition, they offer their own take on such topics as Secret Service indiscretions, the EU's money woes and what to do with Greece. No matter who or what is in the headlines, the Capitol Steps will tackle both sides of the political spectrum and all things equally foolish.

Advance ticket prices are $5 for SWOSU students, faculty/staff and emeriti; $10 for others; and $20 for all tickets at the door. Tickets are available at the SWOSU Public Relations & Marketing Office, Room 205 of the Administration Building; SWOSU Business Office, Room 109 of the Administration Building; SWOSU Business Office at Sayre; and Weatherford Daily News.  Tickets can also be purchased with a credit card by calling (580) 774-3019.

For more information about the upcoming Panorama event, call the SWOSU Public Relations & Marketing Office at 580.774.3063 or email news@swosu.edu.

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