Monday, October 17, 2011

Capitol Steps 30th Anniversary Tour Plays Cambridge on November 26, 2011

DATELINE: October 17, 2011



Mike Thornton

Mike Thornton Agency


Mark G. Auerbach

Mark G. Auerbach Public Relations



The Capitol Steps return to Cambridge's Sanders Theatre at Harvard University with their all-new “30th Anniversary Tour, an evening of musical political satire that pokes fun at Democrats, Republicans, Tea Partiers, Independents and their fans alike. There will be two performances on Saturday, November 26 at 5PM and 8PM. The Capitol Steps appear in Cambridge with the support of public radio station WBUR.

"The 30th Anniversary Tour" brings music, comedy, and satire to the upcoming 2012 election season, health care, bailouts, the environment, the budget, partisan politics, unfaithful politicians, and the Tea Party. Famous for putting the "mock" in democracy, the Capitol Steps have become an annual area Thanksgiving weekend tradition. The irreverent group charms audiences on both sides of the aisle with its unique brand of political humor set to popular music. While the Capitol Steps are renowned for poking fun at occupants of the White House, no one is safe from their satirical barbs, from Democrats to Republicans, Independents to Tea-Partiers, and from Congress to the Supreme Court.

The Capitol Steps began their antics 30 years ago, when a group of Capitol Hill folks set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. Today, The Capitol Steps perform in Washington weekly, and at theatres and concert halls nationwide throughout the year. They have recorded 30 albums, including their latest, "Desperate Housemembers" . They've been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS, and can be heard 4 times a year on NPR stations nationwide during their "Politics Takes a Holiday" radio specials.

The Capitol Steps have twice won the Washington Area Music Association's "Wammie Award" for outstanding cabaret and musical theatre performances; a New York Drama Desk nomination for "outstanding lyrics", and other national accolades.

To preview some of the Capitol Steps materials and download selections from their albums, visit their website ( or find The Capitol Steps on Facebook (, YouTube (, and Twitter (@capsteps).

Sanders Theatre is located at Memorial Hall, Harvard University, 45 Quincy Street, in Cambridge, MA. Tickets, priced $38.00, $34.00, and $29.00 (with $5.00 OFF student tickets with alimit of two per person, ID required) are on sale at the Harvard Box-Office. For tickets, call 617-496-2222 or order them online at

The Cambridge performance of The Capitol Steps is produced by the Mike Thornton Agency.


Sunday, October 16, 2011

David Pakman Kenote Speaker: October 21 Franklin County Chamber Breakfast

FCCC Breakfast Series - Local Media Connection to the World October 21
We will feature “The David Pakman Show – Past, Present and Future”. David’s commentator career began in Northampton in August of 2005, but now he broadcasts from his production studio in the GCC Downtown Center in Greenfield. The show is carried in syndication on 150 TV and radio stations in five countries. David will tell us how his show was created, its business model, and how he develops listener engagement. He will also talk about the future of media and how independent media fits into the larger scheme of the media world. (Perhaps during the Q&A he will share his views of the strife and contention now in Washington!) Held at Bella Notte on Huckle Hill in Bernardston. 7:30 - 9 am. $12 for Chamber member, $15 for non-members. Make reservations at 413-773-5463.

Monday, October 3, 2011

New Book Out About Voice-Overs

My friend and collerague Jeffrey Dreisbach, has a new book out about voice-over work and techniques.