The Santa Monica College Theatre Arts Department will present a benefit performance to help send students to the regional competition of the prestigious 2015 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF).

The benefit will be held Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Theatre Arts Main Stage on the SMC main campus, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. Tickets are $20, plus a service charge, and can be purchased by going to www.smc.edu/mainstage or by calling (310) 434-4319. Parking is free.

SMC’s students have been honored with an invitation to perform a scene from their highly popular 2014 production of “Sweeney Todd” at the festival’s Evening of Invited Scenes. In addition, 16 students from this past year’s SMC productions were nominated for the coveted Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship and will present their competition pieces for the award.

The KCACTF Regional Festival will be held Feb. 10-14 at Dixie State University in St. George, Utah. The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival is a national theater program involving 20,000 students selected annually from colleges and universities nationwide.

For more information, call (310) 434-4319.

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