'The Capitol Steps' to open UW-Stevens Point Performing Arts Series
8/21/2013
​​The Capitol Steps comedy troupe will perform at UW-Stevens Point on Sept. 11.


A political satire group, The Capitol Steps, opens the 2013-14 University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Performing Arts Series on Wednesday, Sept. 11.

The series will also bring a jazz/hip-hop musician, string quartet, dance company and author to audiences in Stevens Point during the academic year. Each performance will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Theater@1800 at Sentry Insurance.

Tickets for each show are $15 for adults, $12 for senior citizens and $6 for youth. UW-Stevens Point students with ID may buy tickets in advance for $4.50 or be admitted free the day of the show if seats remain. Tickets may be purchased through the University Information and Tickets Office in the Dreyfus University Center concourse on Reserve Street, by calling 715-346-4100 or 800-838-3378, or at http://tickets.uwsp.edu. Visa, MasterCard and Discover are accepted.


The 2103-14 series will feature:

·   The Capitol Steps, Wednesday, Sept. 11
Begun as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people who employed them, The Capitol Steps creates skits and song parodies that dig into the headlines of the day and convey a special brand of satirical humor.

·   Jose James, Thursday, Nov. 14
James has established himself as a trailblazer for his blend of jazz, hip-hop, R&B and electronica, with a musical path that follows its own rhyme and reason. His Blue Note Records debut, “No Beginning No End,” sums up how he feels about music.

·   Brooklyn Rider, Saturday, March 29, 2014
A string quartet, Brooklyn Rider has been praised for its eclectic repertoire of classical, world and rock music and “stunningly imaginative performances.”

·   Keigwin+Company, Thursday, April 17, 2014
A contemporary dance group, Keigwin+Company reaches national and international audiences with a refreshing vision of dance that embodies a theatrical sensibility of wit, style and heart.

·   Sherman Alexie, Thursday, May 1, 2014
Alexie is the author of “War Dances,” a book of stories and poems, and “Face,” a book of poetry. He has won several literary awards, including the 2007 National Book Award. He also won awards at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival for “Smoke Signals,” a film he wrote and co-produced.

 

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