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'Capitol Steps' make an appearance at UCA
'Capitol Steps' make an appearance at UCA

CONWAY — The Capitol Steps, a musical and political satire group, will continue the UCA Public Appearances season with the first Broadway performance Oct. 8.


The 7:30 p.m. event at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall is sponsored by the Arkansas Times.   


The group formed in 1981 as a group of Senate staffers who banded together to satirize the people and places that employed them. Altogether the performers have worked 18 years in Congressional offices and have 62 years of House and Senate staff experience.


“The skits are not always about politicians,” Ashley Love, director of finance and marketing for UCA Public Appearances, said. “On YouTube, there’s a skit on being overly medicated where they make fun of people taking medication for no reason.”


The Capitol Steps have recorded more than 30 albums. They have been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC and PBS. They can also be heard four times a year on National Public Radio stations nationwide during their Politics Takes a Holiday radio specials.


“Since this is right before an election it should be funny,” Jerry Biebesheimer, director of UCA Public Appearances said. “They bring an interesting and unusual perspective to politics.”


Tickets, available at the UCA Ticket Central Box Office, range from $30-$40, and are free for UCA students with a current student I.D. (limit of two tickets) after Sept. 17. For tickets, call (501) 450-3265 or toll free from anywhere in Arkansas at 1-866-810-0012 or visit www.uca.edu/reynolds.


Reynolds Performance Hall plans to do a giveaway for the event. For more information about how to win, visit www.facebook.com/ucareynolds.


For more information, contact Biebesheimer at (501) 450-3682 or jerryb@uca.edu.