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EAST COAST PREMIERE: DC’s REFLECTING FOOLS: "THE CAPITOL STEPS TAKE 2"
EAST COAST PREMIERE: DC’s REFLECTING
THE CAPITOL STEPS TAKE 2
pandemic was no joke to The Capitol Steps, the leading
political satire troupe that put the mock in democracy for nine
Presidential elections, who closed their doors after nearly 30 years.
storm the Capitol Steps just yet! The stairway to heavenly political
satire originally laid by the Capitol Steps continues upward
with DC’s Reflecting Fools—the new musical parody group
created by the performers and co-writer from the Steps.
Reflecting Fools’ debut at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center for
Presidents’ Day weekend, February 19, at 8 PM in the Vogel Auditorium
will continue to see casts from past seasons performing all the
beloved bits, the show-ending and mind-boggling backward talking
spoonerisms, break-neck costume changes, over-the-top impressions,
and all-new song parodies reflecting the day’s news.
Only laughter Unites the Nation!
Join us for
their premiere East Coast performances unveiling the next political
movement in comedy sweeping the country.
PAC welcomes two-time Tony nominee KATE BALDWIN (Hello,
Dolly!, Finian’s Rainbow) and film and TV star AARON
LAZAR (Fox’s Filthy Rich and the Broadway
revival of A Little Night Music) to star as Francesca
Johnson and Robert Kincaid in The Bridges of Madison
County, directed by one of its original stars, HUNTER
In 2017, Kate
Baldwin starred opposite Bette Midler and Bernadette Peters in
the Tony-winning revival of Hello, Dolly!, garnering
her a second Tony nomination. On Broadway, she’s also starred
in Finian’s Rainbow, John & Jen, Big Fish, The
Public Theater’s Giant and Superhero.Aaron
Lazar’s Broadway credits includeSting and John
Logan’s The Last Ship, the only revival of Stephen
Sondheim’s A Little Night Music opposite Catherine
Zeta Jones and Angela Lansbury, Impressionism with
Jeremy Irons and Joan Allen, the first revival of Les
Miserables and Lincoln Center’s The Light in the
Foster, making his
Axelrod directorial debut, has been seen on Broadway in The
Bridges of Madison County,Urinetown, The
Producers, Little Shop of Horrors and Million Dollar
The Bridges of Madison
County begins at the Axelrod PAC on Friday, March 11, and runs
through March 27.
long-awaited production ofGREASEwill open on June 3, 2022, directed
and choreographed by Lisa Stevens (Broadway and West End’s
Chicago and 9 to 5). America’s 1950s feel-good musical
features a score filled with sing-along favorites like “Summer
Nights,” “Greased Lightnin’” and “You’re the One that I Want.” The
musical runs through June 19, andtickets
are on sale now!
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