Given the stark bipartisan division made obvious by Election Day Tuesday, it may be too soon to joke about the political temperature of the United States. That is, unless you’re a member of the Capitol Steps.
The group began in December 1981 when staff members for Senator Charles Percy wanted to plan a nativity play for their Christmas party, but say they couldn't find three wise men or a virgin anywhere in Congress.
After 11 years, they will be returning to the Poway Center for the Performing Arts with a show on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013.
“They will be kind of doing a post mortem on the elections,” said Yvonne Dows, marketing manager for the Center’s Foundation. “They were very popular when they performed before so it’ll be great to have them back.”
Country music star Clint Black will also be swinging by the Center next year, with a performance on Friday, Jan. 18. The triple-platinum artist will share stories in addition to songs with two other performers, who have yet to be announced.
“Rather than a big rock kind of show, it’ll be very intimate—sometimes acoustic,” Dows said.
In addition, the Center for Performing Arts is prepping for the Missoula Children’s Theatre interpretation of “Snow White,” which will be performed by more than 60 children, ages 5 through 18, after a weeklong camp that includes the auditions and rehearsals.
“They come in a big red truck with everything you need to put on a show,” Dows said of the actor-director team that hails from Montana. “… It’s kind of fabulous.”
The camp is free, but tickets to the Monday, March 11, event are $5 for kids and $17 for adults.
For additional ticket and show time information, contact the Center’s ticket office at 858-748-0505 or visit powayarts.org.