Puttin’ on the Hits entertains large audience
With Cowley College’s Robert Brown Theatre
packed to the rafters, the participants in this year’s Puttin’ on
the Hits kept audience members entertained throughout the evening.
The annual lip-sync contest held Sept. 18 helped raise $1,147 for Cowley College’s Act One Drama Club.
“I think it was a great event and one of the best attended Puttin’ on the Hits we have ever had,” Humanities Department secretary Jacque Ramirez said.
This marked the 19th year of Puttin’ on the Hits. It started in Galle-Johnson in a 208-seat theatre and is now packing the 800-seat Brown Theatre.
Frank Arnold, Social Science Department instructor, took home the traveling trophy for the best performance by Cowley Faculty and staff during this year’s Puttin’ on the Hits.
Dejon Ewing, Humanities Department instructor, came up with the idea shortly after she arrived as a full-time instructor.
Scott MacLaughlin, Director of Theatre, once again served as emcee for the event.
Sabrina McKinney and Darci Mann won the first place prize of $50 in the small group category, while the Cowley Student Ambassadors won $50 and the first place prize for the large group category.
Mitch Hoover took home second place in the small group category, while the Art Club finished second in the large group category.
The traveling trophy for the best performance by Cowley faculty and staff went to Frank Arnold, who entertained the crowd with his performance of “Redneck Woman”.
The Book Ladies, consisting of Shannon O’Toole, Melissa Hollister, and Rhoda MacLaughlin, finished second in the faculty and staff category.
During brief intermissions, audience members played a Cowley version of “Name That Tune” for cash prizes.
The three celebrity judges for the event were Vic Olmstead, Patsy Sweely, and Doug Ewing.