Supporting the Arts in Western Massachusetts and Beyond

July 22, 2013

Capitol Steps

Cranwell Resort, Lenox, MA
through September 1, 2013
by Shera Cohen

Each year’s cast of characters is essentially the same: Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Queen Elizabeth, et al. Most of the music is the same: Broadway, 50’s, TV tunes, and a lot of Disney. These constants let the audience know that no matter what the year on the calendar is, Capitol Steps is always there to lampoon.

What changes, not only from year to year but often from month to month, are the skits. New in 2013 is the Paula Deen controversy, Al Gore’s financial deals, Eric Snowden, Twinkies, and Kate Middleton about to give birth. By the time this review is posted tomorrow, that sketch might already be passé.

Their slogan is, “Who put the MOCK in democracy?” Catch the show.