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Political Satire Comedy Troupe The Capitol Steps Performs Orange Is The New Barack On The Kimmel Center Cultural Campus April 6-7, 2018

Posted on February 21, 2018

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Equal Opportunity Political Satire Group @Capsteps is coming to the @KimmelCenter on 4/6 and 4/7 to tell you that…Orange is the New Barack. More info @kimmelcenter.org

 

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Monica Robinson                                                                                                            

215-790-5847                                                                                                                   

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POLITICAL SATIRE COMEDY TROUPE THE CAPITOL STEPS PERFORMS ORANGE IS THE NEW BARACK ON THE KIMMEL CENTER CULTURAL CAMPUS APRIL 6-7, 2018

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Philadelphia, PA, February 22, 2018) –– Hilarious equal opportunity satirists and the group that puts the “mock” in Democracy, the Capitol Steps are coming to the Perelman Theater for two nights on Friday, April 6, 2018 and Saturday, April 7, 2018 to perform songs from their latest album Orange is the New Barack.

 

“The Capitol Steps are masters of political parodies,” said Anne Ewers, President and CEO of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.  “Possessing the ability to find humor in any challenging situation, this celebrated comedy troupe will draw laughs from every seat in the house.”

 

The Capitol Steps began in 1981 as a group of Senate staffers who set out to ridicule the very people and places that employed them. Digging into the headlines of the day to create song parodies and skits that conveyed satirical humor, their show became a hit. After more than 35 years, the Capitol Steps have become a Washington, D.C. institution, touring constantly and making appearances on The Today Show, Nightline, Entertainment Tonight, and numerous NPR specials.

 

Since their formation, they have recorded more than 30 albums, including their latest, Orange is the New Barack. The album features songs such as “Hey Mr. Tangerine Man,” “Oops, I Tweeted Again,” “Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alt-Right,” and “How Do You Solve a Problem Like Korea?”.

 

 

Other featured upcoming performances at the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus include: Jerry Seinfeld (April 7, 2018, Academy of Music), An Evening with Jay Leno(May 19, 2018, Academy of Music), Bassem Youssef (June6, 2018, Verizon Hall), and Men Are from Mars - Women Are from Venus LIVE! (June 23, 2018, Perelman Theater).   

 

CAPITOL STEPS: ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK

Merriam Theater

April 6, 2018, 8:00 p.m.

April 7, 2018, 4:00 p.m.

April 7, 2018, 8:30 p.m.

 

Tickets

Tickets are on sale now and start at $40.00. Tickets can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999, online at www.kimmelcenter.org, or at the Kimmel Center Box Office. Group sales are available for groups of 10 or more and can be purchased by calling 215-790-5883. See www.kimmelcenter.org for more information.

 

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, the Kimmel Center’s mission is to operate a world-class performing arts center that engages and serves a broad audience through diverse programming, arts education, and community outreach. The Kimmel Center Campus is comprised of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater, SEI Innovation Studio, and the Merck Arts Education Center), the Academy of Music (owned by the Philadelphia Orchestra Association), and the Merriam Theater. The Kimmel Center is also home to eight Resident Companies: The Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, The Pennsylvania Ballet, The Philly POPS, PHILADANCO, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and Curtis Institute of Music. With nearly 9,000 seats per night, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is the region’s most impactful performing arts center, and the second largest in the country. TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is the season sponsor of the Kimmel Center’s 2017-2018 Season. American Airlines is the official airline of Broadway Philadelphia. For additional information, visit www.kimmelcenter.org.

 

 

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