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The Capitol Steps

Ronald Reagan Building, Washington DC, DC (Federal Triangle)
202-312-1555
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Ranked #31 of 155 Activities in Washington DC
Type: Performances
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Des Moines, Iowa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

No holds barred political satire. Even my 17 year old daughter thought it was hysterical. She did not seem to mind that the audience skews older. Content was very current!

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Los Altos, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The performers were amazing. We lucked out in going on Halloween so we were able to snag seats in the 3rd row with only a week's advance purchase. (Our DC friend who suggested the outing was shocked that there were some empty seats until I pointed out what day it was :) We really enjoyed the experience and if I... More

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Washington DC
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

A most enjoyable evening of laughing it all, which has to do with politics. Very entertaining. Requires being well briefed in Daily Events and understanding the political environment. Might be less suitable for foreign visitors. The material is both recycled and refreshed or updated, some of the jokes are " expected". Still a Very unique DC experience between the White... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I saw Capitol Steps in Somerville, New Jersey and I didn't know what to expect. It was hilarious. The had an actor, Corey Harris, that did a spot on Obama impression and another actress that nailed Pelosi. I wouldn't be surprised if I saw him on Saturday Night Live one day. Definitely a show for an educated crowd though. And... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

If you enjoy satire about politics inside and outside the beltway, the long-running Capitol Steps should be on your to-do list. The two-hour show of short musical skits has some good hits (and some misses), depending on the political cycle at the moment. Venue inside a government office building is a little odd for a show of this sort, but... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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249 helpful votes 249 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This performance was ok, but a bit on the dirtier side than I can enjoy. But when they weren't dirty, they were very entertaining!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

It is really long to walk up these steps. I won't recommend it for kids under 7 and seniors. Other than that not bad.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Beautiful to look at but poor signs. We had a cab drop us off by the tour area but could not find the entrance. We asked a guard but he told us he did not know. It took seemingly forever to walk to the front with our three little kids. No restroom facilities close by. We had a very difficult... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Very current, witty, and fun. We laughed and laughed. Cast were extremely talented. Really enjoyed seeing them in DC!

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LADSON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

In their long run of 30 years, this troupe truly are the best in satirical comedy. We have seen them under multiple regimes and they leave no one untouched. The group we saw this time not only gave us comedy scenes about those in power but also those who wish to be in power. Lirty dies is a standard of... More

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