‘Mock the Vote:’ Capitol Steps return to Scottsdale Nov. 27-28

Direct from D.C., the singing comedians of The Capitol Steps will “Mock the Vote” at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts on Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 27–28, 2015. (Photo credit: Mike Reyna)

Direct from D.C., the singing comedians of The Capitol Steps will “Mock the Vote” at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts on Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 27–28, 2015. (Photo credit: Mike Reyna)

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will present The Capitol Steps on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 27 and 28.

Known for their highly entertaining, sharp political satire set to popular music, The Capitol Steps have been a Washington, D.C., institution for more than 30 years.

The irreverent troupe pokes fun at all sides of the issues, from left to right, with fresh, up-to-the-minute material inspired by the latest headlines. Their tasteful, bipartisan lampooning leaves both sides of the political spectrum laughing in the aisles.

The Steps will perform songs from their latest album, Mock the Vote (2015), such as “How Do You Solve a Problem Like Crimea,” “Ain’t No Pipeline, Now It’s Gone” and “The iMpossible iWatch.”

Their constantly changing show may also include special “guest appearances” by assorted celebrities and newsmakers, including aspiring presidential candidates Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump, to name just a few.

“The Capitol Steps have become a beloved Thanksgiving weekend tradition at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts,” remarked Interim Director Ally Haynes-Hamblen.

“With another election cycle in full swing, the Steps will have no shortage of hilarious new material. We invite everyone to bring their family and friends and enjoy a night of laughter with us.”

The Capitol Steps began in 1981 as a staff Christmas party skit in the office of Sen. Charles Percy. The rest is history.

During the past three decades, the Steps, whose cast has included a number of former Capitol Hill staffers, have recorded more than 30 albums and performed for five U.S. presidents.

The popular troupe has been featured on ABC, CBS, NBC and PBS, and can be heard twice a year on National Public Radio stations nationwide during its Politics Takes a Holiday radio specials.

Tickets start at $49 and are available through www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org or 480-499-TKTS (8587).

The nonprofit Scottsdale Cultural Council is contracted by the City of Scottsdale, Ariz., to manage Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) and Scottsdale Public Art.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is located at 7380 E. Second St. in downtown Scottsdale. Free parking is available in the public parking garage located to the west of Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts on Wells Fargo Avenue.

Additional free parking is available at the Old Town Parking Corral at East Second Street and Brown Avenue and at the Civic Center Library parking garage located on Drinkwater Boulevard at East Second Street.

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