Kick off election season with the funniest political comedy in the nation at Arkansas State University-Mountain Home on Friday, August 24. The Capitol Steps formed 30 years ago to create musical parodies and skits that convey a special brand of satirical humor. They are a group who set out to ridicule the very people and places that employed them; a group who puts the “mock” in democracy. The Capitol Steps will perform at The Vada Sheid Community Development Center at 7 p.m. on Friday, August 24 as the Performing Arts Series (PAS) season opener.
The Capitol Steps have performed for five U.S. presidents, and in all 50 states. The only complaints the Steps seem to get are from politicians and personalities who are not included in the program. The Capitol Steps, who have recorded 32 albums, can be heard on National Public Radio stations nationwide.
Based in Washington, D.C., the performers have worked in a total of 18 Congressional offices, and represent 62 years of collective House and Senate staff experience. Most cast members have worked on Capitol Hill; some for Democrats, some for Republicans. No matter who holds the office, there’s never a shortage of material, which is updated constantly. Current examples of the trending topics include songs about Mitt Romney’s plea to the GOP (“Help Me Fake It to the Right”) and President Obama’s class warfare (“If I Tax a Rich Man”). The Capitol Steps tackle both sides of the political spectrum.
The Capitol Steps is one of four shows presented as part of this year’s ASUMH Performing Arts Series at The Vada Sheid Community Development Center on the ASUMH campus. See all PAS shows for $100, or $35 per show (plus fees). Student discounts are available at half price (plus fees). For more information about the full season of the ASUMH Performing Arts Series, call 870-508-6280 or visit www.thesheid.com.
The 2012-2013 Arkansas State University-Mountain Home Performing Arts season has been announced! This year our season has 3 package options:
Option 1: PAC Series Package with 4 shows that include: The Capitol Steps, Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Neil Berg's 100 years of Broadway and As You Like it.
PAC Season Package Adults-$100.00, ASUMH Student Season Package and children 6-18 years-$50.00.
(Individual Performances Adults-$35.00, Students- $17.50 each when bought individually a savings of $40.00.)
Option 2: 5 for $50 Package with 5 shows that include: Ron Radford, Mimi Blais, LaDonna Gatlin, Jason D. Williams and The Dik & Mitzi Anniversary show.
5 for $50 Season Package Adults-$50.00, ASUMH Student Season Package and children 6-18 years-$25.00.
(Individual Performances Adults-$15.00, Students- $7.50 each when bought individually a savings of $25.)
Option 3: Full Season Package which include all 9 shows listed in the PAC Series Package & 5 for $50 Package.
All 9 Shows are available to purchase as individual performances.
We will also feature the distinguished Gaston Lecture Series and Arvest Concert Series. These are both free events. This season we are very excited to be hosting:
Peter Giuliano, Producer of films such as: Kindergarten Cop, Ghostbusters, Disclosure, and Collateral. Also produced NBC’s Law & Order. He is currently producer of the hit show Boss. Giuliano, will speak Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 7 p.m.
Sonny Burgess & The Legendary Pacers are famous for being one of the best bands still rockin’ and rollin’! They will perform Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 7 p.m.
Blue Fiddle Band, Ozark Irish that delivers dazzling original and traditional Irish pub songs with rock-band energy! They will perform Thursday, March 14, 2012 at 7 p.m.
To Purchases Tickets
Online @ www.thesheid.com (Credit or Debit Card)
By Phone @ 1-800-514-3849 (Credit or Debit Card)
Vada Sheid Box Office (Credit / Debit Card Only) *Under ASUMH Policy, the box
office does NOT take cash or check.
If you have not been in The Sheid, the riser seats installed last
year are comfortably elevated theater-type seats.
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