If it’s a Presidential election year, it must be the Capitol Steps. Pennsylvania Avenue meets Broadway in a satirical revue set to the music of classic pop hits and show tunes. The Capitol Steps poke fun at all sides and are the one thing to earn bipartisan support. Watch them take the governing class to task with wit and glee.
The group was born in December 1981 when some staffers for Senator Charles Percy were planning entertainment for a Christmas party. Their first idea was to stage a nativity play, but in the whole Congress they couldn't find three wise men. In the years that followed, many of the Steps ignored the conventional wisdom ("Don't quit your day job!"), and although not all of the current members of the Steps are former Capitol Hill staffers, taken together the performers have worked in a total of eighteen Congressional offices and represent 62 years of collective House and Senate staff experience.
Since they began, the Capitol Steps have recorded over 30 albums, including their latest, What to Expect When You're Electing. They've been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS, and can be heard twice a year on National Public Radio stations nationwide during their Politics Takes a Holiday radio specials.
Sponsored by Donna Gay & Patrick Boyle, Patricia R. McKenzie & Leonard Costello, Edward Smith & Linda Carlson, Larry Walker & Martha Black
Trudeau’s Chicken - $22
Golden Parmesan and Panko crusted Chicken breast stuffed with a delicious mix of Spinach and Four Cheeses. Topped with a Creamed Leek and Smoked Gouda Cheese Sauce and shredded cheeses, and served with Toasted Orzo Rice Pilaf and Fresh Steamed Vegetables tossed in Butter and Fresh Basil.
Fettuccini Carbonara with Andouille Sausage - $19
Smokey Cajun style Andouille Sausage, Caramelized Onions, Roasted Bell Peppers, and Crispy Bacon tossed in a savory Garlic Cream Sauce with Fettuccini noodles and Aged Romano Cheese.
Tempura Cod & Chips - $17
Hand cut Pacific True Cod coated lightly in tempura batter and fried quickly for crispness. Served with Jicama Cole Slaw, Seasoned Fries, Tartar Sauce, Lemon Wedges, and Malt Vinegar.
Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad - $17
Crisp fresh cut Romaine tossed with Parmesan Cheese, Homestyle Croutons and our special Caesar Salad Dressing topped with a Grilled Chicken Breast and served with Grilled Garlic French Bread.