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'The Capitol Steps' to kick off PAC's 6th season Tuesday
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Georgia Southern University's Performing Arts Center opens its sixth season Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. with a performance by a group of humorous political commentators called "The Capitol Steps." - photo by Special
    Georgia Southern University's Performing Arts Center opens its sixth season Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. with a performance by a group of humorous political commentators called "The Capitol Steps."  
    The Capitol Steps was started in 1981 when three staff members for U.S. Sen. Charles Percy were planning entertainment for a Christmas party. They set out to satirize the politicians they worked for. They did it so well they started performing professionaly and have continued ever since.
    The Steps are a great favorite not only in Washington, D.C., but also in Chicago, New York, Atlanta, San Francisco and anywhere people laugh at American politics. In the past 25 years, the Capitol Steps have recorded dozens of albums and appeared on “Good Morning America,” the “Today Show,” “20/20,” “Entertainment Tonight,” and many times on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered.”
    The company performed in Statesboro and the Performing Arts Center during the 2004-2005 season.   
    Center Director Albert Pertalion said he had so many requests for Capitol Steps in this presidential election year that he wanted to bring them back.  
    “We told the Steps agent that if we could get them before the presidential election, we’d take them,” Pertalion said.
    The group agreed, so the singing, dancing and comic routine troupe will be on stage Tuesday to open the PAC’s new season. Pertalion called the 2007-08 season "an excellent mix of Broadway musicals, top
musicians, the Vienna Boys Choir, and dance. "
    For tickets, call (912) 478-7999, 10 am.-4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday.