February 2012


Mt. SAC to Stage 14th “Puttin’ on the Hits” Scholarship Fundraiser

WALNUT, Calif., Feb. 29, 2012––– For the 14th year, Mt. San Antonio College will have the only stage in the world where you can see stars such as Adele, Ray Charles, Lena Horne, Prince, and Neil Diamond together in one show as the Mt. SAC Faculty Association sponsors its annual scholarship fundraiser, “Puttin’ on the Hits.” Show times are Friday, Mar. 9, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Mar. 10, at 3 and 7:30 p.m., in the Clarke Theater.

Mt. SAC professors, managers, staff, and students in authentic costumes will impersonate famous celebrities and lip sync their hit tunes. The program showcases several styles of music, including country, swing, R & B, hip-hop, and rock ‘n’ roll. Last year, the Faculty Association provided over $18,000 for student scholarships, and over the past 13 years, “Puttin’ on the Hits” has raised more than $125,000 for scholarships.

Tickets are $20 for general admission at all performances with discount prices of $15 for seniors and students at the Saturday matinee performance.

For tickets and information, call the Mt. SAC Performing Arts Box Office at (909) 468-4050. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.4tix.org.



Mt. SAC Planetarium to Offer Friday and Saturday Shows in March

WALNUT, Calif.––– The Mt. San Antonio College Randall Planetarium will present programs on the stars and planets on Fridays and Saturdays during March at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Star Tales, a show on the stars, constellations, and planets, will run Friday and Saturday, Mar. 2-3. Learn the stories behind the heavenly bodies and find out how to view them from your own backyard.

Planet Quest, a show on the planets in our solar system, will run Friday and Saturday, Mar. 9-10. Embark on an adventure that explores the solar system by flying through Saturn's rings, walking on the moon, and witnessing geysers on Io, one of Jupiter’s moons. Learn where to find the planets in our solar system in the night sky.

The Magic of Astronomy, a stellar wizard adventure inspired by author J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, will be presented on Friday and Saturday, Mar. 16-17.

Wonders of the Universe, a program on the origins of the universe, will run on Friday and Saturday, Mar. 23-24. Take a breathtaking journey back in time to witness the Big Bang, the formation of stars and galaxies. Then travel back to the Milky Way to view our solar system as it has never been seen before. A special 7 p.m. showing will be offered for the deaf and hearing impaired (Mar. 23). No 7 p.m. showing will be offered on Mar. 24.

Programs will not be shown on Friday and Saturday, Mar. 30-31.

Tickets are $6 for general admission, and $4 for students and children.

For tickets, call the Mt. SAC Performing Arts Box Office at (909) 468-4050. Tickets are also available online at https://tickets.mtsac.edu and at the door before each program.