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Capitol Steps Hope To Make America Grin Again In St. Petersburg

Capitol Steps

The Capitol Steps have been garnering laughs at the expense of politicians for more than nine presidential election cycles. They'll be at the Palladium Theatre in St. Petersburg on Saturday, October 5, with their new show, The Lyin' Kings. WUSF's Steve Newborn talks with Mike Thornton, who has played all of the presidents since Ronald Reagan.

Here's the rundown on the show from their web site:

What better time to see the Capitol Steps than now, with the next Presidential election season approaching? The show will include the latest songs about the Democratic primary candidates (“76 Unknowns”) and the newest late-night thoughts from President Trump (“Tweet It”). No one knows what 2020 will bring, but whether it’s Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez or Beto O’Rourke, the Capitol Steps can tell you what rhymes with it! Whether you’re a Democrat or Republican (or somewhere in-between), if you’ve ever wanted to see Donald Trump sing a rock song, Bernie Sanders sing a show tune, and Vladimir Putin dance shirtless…this is the show for you!