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The Capitol Steps

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Address: Ronald Reagan Building, Washington DC, DC
Phone Number: 202-312-1555
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Entertaining night

It won't be a blow-away performance, but it will be a solid, fun night. Do not go if you are easily offended, as they take shots at all manner of political topics, with both left... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It won't be a blow-away performance, but it will be a solid, fun night. Do not go if you are easily offended, as they take shots at all manner of political topics, with both left and right being made fun of. But you do need to be reasonably current on the political happenings otherwise a lot of the jokes will... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited in October 2015 just as the Primaries were heating up. Funny! They clearly update the show every week since current events were being taken into account. There isn't a bad seat in the 600 person auditorium and it was very comfortable. Wine and cocktails are available before and during the intermission. The audience really gets into it and... More 

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mattapoisett, ma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

This should be a must do when you are in Washington DC! The show changes depending on the newest political scandal. The guy who was President Obama had his voice and mannerisms down pat. Excellent job! The venue is perfect and there is not a bad seat in the house. I strongly recommend seeing this group!

Thank debbythec
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Incredibly clever political satire, delivered with aplomb to re-libretto'ed music you know. Fun to shake hands with the performers afterward.

Thank MajorNYC
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

As live theatre performances, this show is cheap! It was around $70 for two tickets. And while the auditorium feels a bit like your HS auditorium the quality of the show and talent is amazing! You will laugh all through the show. I couldn't believe how they had taken events from just two days before and created whole numbers around... More 

2 Thank MaineMOM2
Brockton ma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Saw this group while vacationing in the Berkshires. What a riot! We really enjoyed the entire show. The parodies were spot on and the lyrics to the music they used was gut splitting! A wonderful time was had by all. The only negative was the setting. Although the performers were on a riser, the audience was on a level floor... More 

Thank Janice C
Hamilton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

If you take politics too seriously, this is not the place for you! They are bipartisan with their jokes and gags and will definitely step on toes. With former employees from both sides of the aisle it's just all around fun being poked at everyone! It's a great time and a must do.

Thank Nancy J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Two hours(ish) of nonstop laughter. Great songs and lyrics. Standup routines. You probably have to know something about Washington's political scene to get some of the jokes, but anyone who pays some attention to the news would know enough. This is like a musical version of a bi-partisan Jon Stewart. Very funny. Definitely worth it. As an aside, if you... More 

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Sacramento, California
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121 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

I really enjoyed this show, which I would describe as the demon spawn of College Humor and Gilbert and Sullivan. The political abuse was so evenly meted and done with such good spirit , that offense equally was to be had by all. Very funny--I highly recommend this show!! (Btw, they can really sing, too, not just tell funny jokes!)

1 Thank SacAnnie
Suffolk, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This show is really great! You will enjoy the political humor that changes with the latest news. They have fun with all the parties and politicians. Excellent singers and dancers, too. Nice small theatre at the Regan Center. I went to see them one other visit and things changed dramatically with the changing of the "news".

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