Sunday, March 9, 2014
For those who have never attended this historic, satirical, musical performance...you can't go through life without seeing it at least once! The Gridiron Reprise will be held on Sunday, March 9th in the ballroom of the Washington Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth Street NW. Watch well-known journalists performing songs and skits in costume, journalists such as Al Hunt of Bloomberg, Susan Page of USA Today, John King of CNN, Andrea Mitchell of NBC, Judy Woodruff of PBS.
Enjoy complimentary, beer, wine and light snacks at the 2 pm pre-show reception where our guests get to chat with some of these Gridiron members invited to our state society gathering. The reprise starts at 3 pm and the program ends by 5 pm.
Tickets are $70. They are distributed through NYSS and a few other select organizations and are not publicly available. The deadline to purchase is Thursday, February 20th. Tickets will be at will call under the purchaserís name and must be picked up by 2:00 p.m. on Sunday.
BACKROUND: The Gridiron Club has been holding its annual Gridiron Show dinner since 1885, featuring satire and songs that skewer Presidents and congressional leaders, lobbyists and sacred cows. At this next-day Sunday Reprise, syndicated columnist Mark Shields relays the highlights of speeches that were delivered the night before, which typically include remarks by the President and a leading Democrat and leading Republican. Running the musical performance is the director of the Presidentís Own, the Marine Band, Col. Michael Colburn, who serves as the Club's musical director.
Questions? Contact Electra at: email@example.com or 202.775.4389
This event provides scholarships to journalism students through the Gridiron Club Foundation, a 501(c)3 and therefore, $56 of each ticket is tax deductible. NYSS does not profit from, or subsidize, the ticket sales, thus meeting Congressional ethics guidelines.