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The Capitol Steps

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Neighbourhood: Federal Triangle
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Address: Ronald Reagan Building, Washington DC, DC
Phone Number: +1 202-312-1555

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Went on 11/11, 3 days after the election and they did not disappoint. Amazing what a cast of five can do. The parodies are top notch and the theater is very intimate. The theater... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jake W
Boise, Idaho, United States
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Boise, Idaho, United States
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on 11/11, 3 days after the election and they did not disappoint. Amazing what a cast of five can do. The parodies are top notch and the theater is very intimate. The theater is in the bottom floor and there are signs to lead you there.

Thank Jake W
Fairfield, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Washington the weekend before the natoinal election and thought a trip to Capitol Steps would be appropriate. We were not disappointed. We have seen Capitol Steps before in various locations. This was the first time we saw them in the Reagan Building Amphitheater. .The five person company wa sall in good voice, probably better than any other... More 

Thank RcikS
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great show that is kept completely up-to-date with everchanging skits. The material pokes fun at every political persuasion equally and fairly gently, too, so it is easy to laugh at all of it. Definitely a good time out for most anyone. There is a Metro stop right at the Ronald Reagan Building.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had heard that the Capitol Steps was a Washington tradition that couldn't be missed, but were a little hesitant about going, as there was concern that some of it would be over our heads. We aren't all that political. Let us assure you that it was tailor made for everyone. Not too left, not too right, perfectly unbiased. It... More 

Thank JK7480
Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

But during an election year, even better! One of the best years for material and they didn't disappoint. FYI, they do not allow drinks in the theatre so do not allow the concession stand to tell you otherwise!

Thank deenappio
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We had not seen the Capitol Steps for nearly a year. The show was as great as ever. The material changes to be current. The review satirizes all pliticians and cannot be judged partial to Left or Right, Democrats or Republicans. It is THE quintessential D.C. political comedy review. A must see when in Washington.

Thank mburrows
Cary, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

No politico left alone in the targeted lampooning! All sides of the political spectrum were brought to light in satire. Very creative use of taking well known sings and changing the lyrics. In terms of age-appropriateness, young children will probably enjoy the music but not understand the subjects. Bottom line, it was a night of fun and laughs!

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Boulder, CO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

We went with an extended family group that included ages 16-80, politically liberal to conservative, and I was worried whether everyone would enjoy it. I am happy to report that The Capitol Steps performers are equal opportunity satirists, and while they can be slightly "edgy" and risque, it was never too much. There were lots of fun impersonations and silly... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Every Monday evening from 8-9pm the US Navy symphony-orchestra performs a fantastic show with soloists and a large orchestra. Sitting on the steps in front of the capital with the sun setting behind the Washington monument and the length of the mall shaded in twilight colors. A special moment to be remembered. Very talented senior performers.

Thank goingplacestogether
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We attended this show on our last night in DC. What a way to close it out! The songs they performed were hilarious, the impressions dead on. It made all the hours spent keeping up with the news worth it. In our 30s, we were some of the youngest people in the audience. But any age from high schooler on... More 

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