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Capitol Steps

"What to Expect When You're Electing" | Sponsored by Hands Jewelers

 $35 – $47.50

  The Englert Theatre

Event Description

Box Office Hours

Tuesday - Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
(319) 688-2653

Ticketing: $35 Reserved Seating / $47.50 Golden Circle + Fees
Purchase tickets at the Box Office or Online

More Info: Capitol Steps


For more than 30 years, the Capitol Steps have been putting politics and scandal to music, beginning when Reagan was president and ketchup was a vegetable. Founded by Capitol Hill staffers, their blend of bipartisan musical humor will leave both sides of the aisle laughing. “What to Expect When You’re Electing” lampoons just about everyone in our election, including “Hello, Is It Mitt You’re Looking For?,” Donald Trump singing “Shut Up and Vote for Me,” Hillary Clinton’s “Deleter of the Facts,” Bernie Sanders’ “If There Were No Rich Men,” and many more!

Each performance consists of five performers (frantically changing wigs and costumes!) and one pianist. Many of the performers have worked on Capitol Hill, some for Republicans, some for Democrats, and some for members who sit firmly on the fence. In fact, the current cast of the Capitol Steps has at one time or another infested the offices of eleven U.S. Senators and seven Members of the House of Representatives. Most of these politicians have since been defeated or placed under investigation.

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