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August 21, 2009

20th anniversary of "Puttin on the Hits" at Cowley


The opportunity to be a rock star for one night is approaching as the 20th annual Puttin on the Hits lip-sync contest will take place Thursday, September 10 inside Cowley College’s Robert Brown Theatre.

The evening promises to be an entertaining one as participants will have three minutes to entice the crowd with their song and dance routines. Students compete for cash prizes, while the staff, faculty and administration compete for a traveling trophy.

The event, which began in the late 1980s, is one of the highlights of the fall semester at Cowley. Theatre director Scott MacLaughlin, who will serve as emcee for the event, is looking forward to another fun evening.

“It packs the house and has been a hit every year we have done it,” MacLaughlin said. “It is a wonderful evening and really seems to pull the campus together.”

Puttin’ on the Hits is a fundraiser for Act One Drama Club.

Last year, the traveling trophy for the best performance by Cowley faculty and staff went to social science department instructor, Frank Arnold, who entertained the crowd with his performance of “Redneck Woman.”

“It’s great to have the faculty and staff participate, they are a big reason the students come out to watch it,” MacLaughlin said. “The students like seeing their teachers in a different light.”

Sabrina McKinney and Darci Mann won the first place prize of $50 in the small group category, while the Cowley Ambassadors won $50 and the first place prize for the large group category.

The show will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Robert Brown Theatre inside the Brown Center on the Arkansas City campus. Tickets are $2 and may be purchased at the door.

Entry forms are available in the Humanities Office and are due by Monday, Sept. 8.