Puttin’ On The Hits: Much More Than a Song and Dance

Teachers and students dance and sing to raise money for student scholarships


The energy backstage was filled with nerves as all the students and teachers were getting ready to perform inside an overflowing theater that came together to raise money for the students of Mt. SAC. Stalin Chatarpaul is finishing up her makeup. Photo credit: Lauren Berny.

Backstage was where all the hustle and bustle happened while all the performers were getting ready. It was hectic and exhilarating as everyone quickly ran past each other with clothes and props in hand. Some were still putting on their different shades of glittery makeup and red lipstick, while others were putting on glamorous wings and outfits. They were all getting in character and in the zone for the night to remember. The lights flickered twice, warning everyone that showtime was moments away. The magic of what was about to happen that night required months of planning and collaboration from faculty and students to make this one night come to life. Every person who purchased a ticket helped benefit students with scholarships.

The POTH cast danced to the song “Swish Swish” by Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj. Photo credit: Lauren Berny.
One of the three performers who dressed up as Freddie Mercury, Rami Malek sang, “We Will Rock You” and “We Are The Champions”. Photo credit: Lauren Berny.
Joan Scholars started her time on stage ready to take charge. Photo credit: Lauren Berny.
Then Joan Scholars finished it off by rocking out to the song, “Highway to Hell”! Photo credit: Lauren Berny.
The last performance of Puttin’ On The Hits included the entire cast. Photo credit: Lauren Berny.
“Baby Shark” by Pinkfong was one that the crowd went crazy for. Photo credit: Lauren Berny.
Stalin Chatarpaul performed an exotic, sexy, and beautiful Bollywood dance. Photo credit: Lauren Berny.
Sassy, sexy and larger than life, Angel Ortego performed “When You’re Good to Mama” from Chicago. Photo credit: Lauren Berny.
Some of the performers dressed up as famous artists such as Janet Jackson. Photo credit: Lauren Berny.
Jill Dolan and Johnny Lewallen lip singing to “Meant To Be” by Bebe Rexha’s. Photo credit: Lauren Berny.