The Theatre Arts program at Santa Monica College will perform “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” beginning May 22-31.

The one-act musical comedy tells the story of an eclectic group of young students competing for a spelling championship. The play received a Tony Award for best book, which was written by Rachel Sheinkin. The music and lyrics are by William Finn.

The event is located at the Main Stage at Santa Monica College, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. For more info, call (310) 434-4319 or visit