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The Capitol Steps Present "The Lyin' Kings"
at AxelrodPAC

originally published: 01/15/2020

The Capitol Steps Present "The Lyin(OCEAN TOWNSHIP, NJ) -- A Presidents Day tradition at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center, The Capitol Steps will be returning on Saturday, February 15, with a new show, “The Lyin’ Kings,” which is rife with political satire and biting humor setting the stage for the upcoming 2020 primaries.

Known as bi-partisan slayers, The Capitol Steps evokes laughter on both sides of the political spectrum.

“This will be their fourth trip to the Axelrod in the past few years, and their polished performances of songs and skits guarantee sold-out crowds wherever they go,” noted Axelrod Artistic Director Andrew DePrisco.

Their recent material includes “The Sounds of Sanders,” “Tweet It,” “The Many Woes of Brexit,” “Angry Progressive Nursery Rhymes,” “The Hardest Rhyme,” and much more about the many political players in D.C.

Founded by Senate staffers in 1981, The Capitol Steps are an American political satire troupe that tour the U.S. and perform every Friday and Saturday night at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in D.C. Having performed since the 1980s, The Capitol Steps document modern American political history through satirical comedy skits and songs. Today’s troupe is a blend of former Capitol Hill staffers from both parties as well as independents, actors, comedians, Broadway performers, various sectors of the media, and other walks of life.



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Having been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS, The Capitol Steps is a seasoned and award-winning troupe. It has received critical acclaim from coast to coast, performed for five presidents, and continues to make audiences laugh until their stomachs ache and cheeks hurt.

Made up of rotating cast members, they are a large troupe that can put on several performances in different regions in one night. Among the cast members are Brian Ash, a former employee for the online database covering Congressional activities; Jon Bell, a former lead singer at Busch Gardens, and Bari Biern, a former freelance off-camera announcer for C-SPAN. Overall, the cast of the Capitol Steps at large boasts extensive and atypical credits.

The Capitol Steps will perform “The Lyin’ Kings” on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 8:00pm at the Axelrod PAC, located in the Deal Park section of Ocean Township. Tickets can be purchased online and range from $38 to $56. Group rates are available for parties of ten or more. Subscription packages are also available for the 2020 musical season.


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Fri, Feb 21, 2020


MUSIC


FUNGKSHUI @ The Saint, Asbury Park - 7:30pm

Longwave @ The Wonder Bar, Asbury Park - 7:00pm

SUPER DIAMOND @ The Stone Pony, Asbury Park - 7:00pm

Light Opera of NJ presents "Die Fledermaus" @ St Marks Episcopal Church (Basking Ridge), Basking Ridge - 8:00pm

LUCERO @ White Eagle Hall, Jersey City - 8:30pm

Les Paul Festival: The Young Philadelphians @ Berrie Center for the Arts, Ramapo College, Mahwah - 8:00pm

Get The Led Out @ State Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick - 8:00pm

Academy of St Martin in The Fields with Joshua Bell @ Prudential Hall @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark - 8:00pm

Mardi Gras Boogaloo 2020 @ The Newton Theatre, Newton - 8:00pm

Rod MacDonald in concert at Princeton Folk Music Society @ Christ Congregation Church, Princeton - 8:00pm

Mandy Harvey @ Jay & Linda Grunin Center For The Arts At Ocean County College, Toms River - 8:00pm

Eric Lindell Solo @ Lizzie Rose Music Room, Tuckerton - 7:30pm

Kinky Boots (Broadcast) @ Pollak Theatre @ Monmouth University, West Long Branch - 7:30pm






THEATRE


The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee @ CDC Theatre, Cranford - 8:00pm

RITZ KIDZ - Pinocchio @ The Ritz Theatre, Haddon Twp - 10:00am

LEGALLY BLONDE @ The Strand Theater, Lakewood - 7:00pm


Sound of Music @ Rhino Theatre, Pompton Lakes - 8:00pm

SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD @ Hamilton Stage @ Union County Performing Arts Center (UCPAC), Rahway - 8:00pm

COMEDY


BOB SAGET @ Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), Englewood - 8:00pm

Progressively Funny: John Fugelsang and Friends @ Hopewell Theater, Hopewell - 8:00pm

Tracy Morgan: No Disrespect @ Count Basie Center For The Arts, Red Bank - 8:00pm


DANCE


two may be one, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Dance @ Hearst Dance Theater at Lewis Arts complex on the Princeton University campus, Princeton - 8:30pm


FILM


Screening of William Greaves’ Nationtime—Gary, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Visual Arts @ James Stewart Film Theater at 185 Nassau Street on the Princeton University campus, Princeton - 6:00pm


POETRY


Open Book III - Poetry & Perform - FREE @ Bluefox Craft Beer & Restaurant, South Plainfield - 7:00pm

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