The Capitol Steps The Larcom Performing Arts Theatre

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OCTOBER 12, 2016
CONTACT: Dan Berube,

Beverly, MA – Spectacle Management is proud to present The Capitol Steps at The Larcom Performing Arts Theatre in Beverly on Saturday, March 4 at 8pm. The Capitol Steps have been a Washington, DC institution for over thirty years, providing a unique blend of musical and political comedy to our Nation’s Capitol and more.  Each show consists of tasteful lampooning guaranteed to leave both sides of the political spectrum laughing. The 2016 Presidential campaign has provided them with a wealth of new material, so expect to hear many of their latest offerings such as “I’m Not Indicted,” “Hello, Is It Mike You’re Looking For,” and “We Only Have Tim Kaine.”  Tickets are $59-$39 and go on sale Friday, October 14 at 10am at or by calling 617-531-1257.

The Capitol Steps were born in December, 1981 when some staffers for Senator Charles Percy were planning entertainment for a Christmas party. Ronald Reagan was President when the Steps began, so co-founders Elaina Newport, Bill Strauss and Jim Aidala figured that if entertainers could become politicians, then politicians could become entertainers! Their first idea was to stage a nativity play, but in the whole Congress they couldn’t find three wise men or a virgin! So, they decided to dig into the headlines of the day, and created song parodies & skits which conveyed a special brand of satirical humor that was as popular in Peoria as it was on Pennsylvania Avenue.

Most cast members have worked on Capitol Hill; some for Democrats, some for Republicans, and others for politicians who firmly straddle the fence. No matter who holds office, there’s never a shortage of material. Says Elaina Newport, “Typically the Republicans goof up, and the Democrats party. Then the Democrats goof up and the Republicans party. That’s what we call the two-party system.”

Their act is constantly changing, strenuously bi-partisan, and includes songs that don’t pull any punches. So if you’ve ever wanted to see Donald Trump sing a rock song, Bernie Sanders sing a show tune, and Hillary Clinton do stand-up comedy, this might just be the show for you! 

Tickets for The Capitol Steps at The Larcom Performing Arts Theatre in Beverly on Saturday, March 4 at 8pm are $59-$39 and go on sale Friday, October 14 at 10am at  or by calling 617-531-1257. 

The Larcom Performing Arts Theatre built in 1912, the same year as Fenway Park is a handsome and lovingly restored 560-seat theatre offering both stage and screen entertainment in downtown Beverly’s central art district. The Larcom is rich with elegance and boasts many original features.  Known for its spectacular acoustics, the intimate venue has boasted the presence of Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Angela’s Ashes, Frank McCourt; iconic folk rock singer Art Garfunkel; and Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Booker T. Jones. The Larcom currently hosts local talent, nationally renowned, award-winning stars, and municipal and corporate events.

The Larcom Performing Arts Theatre is located at 13 Wallis Street in downtown Beverly, Massachusetts. Off-street parking is located in the public lots behind the commercial buildings on Cabot Street. 

Spectacle Management is a full-service booking, marketing and promotion company with offices in Boston and Lexington. For more information, please contact Pete Lally, and 617-531-1257.


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