‘Capitol Steps’ to perform for Lyceum Series at MSU

Contact: Brad Hill

STARKVILLE, Miss.—With the presidential election approaching, Mississippi State’s Lyceum Series is offering a special political season performance October 17.

The Capitol Steps, a Washington, D.C.-based comedy troupe that began as a group of Senate staffers, will present a show based on songs from their current album “What To Expect When You’re Electing” in Lee Hall’s historic Bettersworth Auditorium.

Audience members will see “Hillary Clinton” sing a show tune, “Donald Trump” sing a rock song, and “New Jersey Governor Chris Christie” do a classical ballet. The performance begins at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m.

The Capitol Steps provides a unique blend of musical and political comedy, with each show consisting of tasteful lampooning guaranteed to leave both sides of the political spectrum laughing. The troupe started in 1981 and has appeared on “The Today Show,” “Nightline,” “CBS Evening News” and National Public Radio.

Constantly changing their show, the troupe is strenuously bi-partisan, and includes songs about the election madness, as well as other items in the news.

Tickets are available to the public at http://events.msstate.edu or by calling the Center for Student Activities at 662-325-2930, emailing lyceum@msstate.edu, or visiting Colvard Student Union, Suite 314.

MSU students with a valid student ID may attend at no charge by picking up tickets, while they last, in the Center for Student Activities.

The MSU Performing Arts Committee accepts tax-deductible donations via the MSU Foundation. To contribute, contact Lynn Durr at 662-325-8918 or ldurr@advservices.msstate.edu.

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