Political Comedy Group Capitol Steps to Perform Sept. 15 at Ferris

Capitol StepsAmerican political satire group the Capitol Steps will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at Ferris State University’s Williams Auditorium.

The musical sketch comedy group, some of whom are former Capitol Hill staffers, have released about 30 albums of song parodies since it was formed in 1981. The group’s latest album is “Take the Money and Run – For President.”

“Satire is a great way to learn about current events,” said Cate Arroe, an associate professor of Music at Ferris and a committee member for the university’s Arts and Lecture Series. “The nature of this event will help students become more involved with the upcoming elections.”

Tickets for show, the first event in Ferris’ Arts and Lecture series, are $3 for students and $5 for the public, available at the Williams Auditorium box office one hour prior to the event.

To learn more about The Capitol Steps and watch video of the group’s performances, visit: http://www.capsteps.com/

The Arts and Lecture Series continues with the Grand Rapids Youth Choruses on Sunday, Dec. 2, actor Anthony Zerbe on Saturday, Feb. 16, and medical journalist Judy Foreman on Monday, April 15, all in Williams Auditorium.

“We try to bring in diverse events each year that will broaden the horizons of students, faculty and community members,” Arroe said. For more information about the series, visit: http://www.ferris.edu/senate/artslecturescomm/20092010/1213season.html.

Last updated: 09-14-2012