Capital Steps return to Cranwell for another Summer of political satire

If you’ve ever wanted to see Hillary Clinton belt a show tune, Donald Trump sing a rock song, or New Jersey Governor Chris Christie perform a classical ballet, The Capitol Steps might just be the show for you.

Cranwell Spa & Golf Resort is offering a chance to laugh off some election-year stress throughout the summer, hosting the award-winning musical satire group The Capitol Steps begin a limited run of performances today, and continue until September 2, 2016. The troupe will be the first to perform on Cranwell’s new Harvest Barn stage, a 220-seat venue.

The Capitol Steps began as a group of congressional staffers who set out to satirize the very people who employed them. Now in its 35th year, the show has since evolved to feature 26 actors and five pianists, who stage shows across the United States.

This year’s show is largely based on songs from The Capitol Steps’ current album What To Expect When You’re Electing, featuring tunes that give a comedic nod to some of our most pressing political issues: “Ain’t No Pipeline, Now It’s Gone,” “Hello, Is it Mitt You’re Looking For?” and “We Warm the World” among them.

The Capitol Steps’ 90-minute show will be performed nightly, excluding Tuesdays, at 8 p.m. Cranwell Spa & Golf Resort offers pre-show dining starting at 5 p.m. at its Wine Spectator Award-winning restaurant in the Gilded Age Mansion, as well as casual fare at Sloane’s Restaurant and Bar. Show tickets and an optional dinner may be reserved directly by calling (413) 881-1636, or online at For more information on Capitol Steps, visit

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Cranwell Resort is a member of Historic Hotels of America, which preserves the authenticity of more than 200 of America’s most prominent historic hotels and inns, and is listed in Zagat’s Top U.S. Hotels, Resorts & Spas, among other accolades.

The resort is located just over two hours from New York City and Boston in the historic New England village of Lenox, Mass. The award-winning resort features 105 distinctive guest rooms and suites, three restaurants, banquet rooms, an 18-hole historic golf course set on 380 hilltop acres, and one of the largest resort spas in the Northeast. Cranwell is partnered with Stash Hotel Rewards®, a hotel rewards program that enables travelers to quickly earn free nights at distinctive, independent hotels without blackouts or expiration date restrictions.

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