About Us

City in a Swamp Productions is a D.C.-based entertainment company that produces live shows, musicals, and satirical videos. In the days leading up to the 2018 elections, the company produced the well-received political satire musical comedy “Apocalypse Soon.” In the past year, CIAS has also presented musical revues honoring female composers, a Valentine’s Day production featuring funny songs and sketches about love, a New Year’s show featuring songs from Broadway shows and movies of the 1940s, and several music videos. The company released a studio album featuring jazz vocalist Lena Seikaly and guitarist Steve Herberman, comprised of songs by women lyricists and composers of Broadway, Hollywood, and jazz.


In the coming year, the company plans to put on original musical comedy shows in October 2019 and February 2020, as well as a new Valentine’s Day cabaret with humorous songs about love. These productions will be held at the Arts Club of Washington and other venues in the Washington, D.C. area.  Excerpts from past productions may be seen and heard on this website and on City in a Swamp’s YouTube channel. Join our mailing list and check back here for announcements about upcoming shows and videos.

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Stephen Leigh Morris,
LA Weekly

...amusing political sketches that cut through the bleakness with sarcasm and parody deriving from Roman comedy via the British music hall, Jon Stewart, and Saturday Night Live

Hollywood Progressive

…the sharpest current events lyrics since Tom Lehrer…the jokes are likely to stick in the throats of Democrats, Republicans and independents alike.

Denna Bourroughs,

Republicans will chuckle, and Democrats will love it.