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25 The Bologna Performing Arts Center is celebrating its twenty-fifth season of presenting, and we in the arts education department are eagerly anticipating a fun-filled season ahead! We are dedicated to providing exceptional artistic and educational opportunities to children in the Mississippi Delta region and are excited to share with educators, families, and arts enthusiasts our 2019-2020 School-Time Matinee Series line-up! This year, we have partnered with the Delta Arts Alliance and GRAMMY Museum Mississippi to expand our Read It, See It, Hear It, Be It program! This education-focused collaboration allows our organizations to offer several exciting programming options for teachers and students at lower costs including free study guides, $1 classroom books, tickets to performances, tours of GRAMMY Museum MS, and free arts-education workshops with local teaching artists! Look no further than Cleveland, MS and the campus of Delta State University for your next fun-filled classroom adventure! Bundling deals for tickets, books, workshops, and tours can be found online. Additional information about scholarship opportunities for students in select counties is also provided at education. Please review our ticketing policies on the following page, as well as the shows with listed dates, times, and recommended age levels for the performances throughout the season.

YEARS For questions, please contact the Arts Education Department at the Bologna Performing Arts Center at 662.846.4844.



2019-2020 School-Time Matinee Series Policies and Procedures RESERVATIONS:

All groups must make a reservation and pay for tickets in advance of the show. All individuals in each group must purchase a ticket, including any teachers and chaperones. One adult is required for every 20 students. A confirmation email will be sent to the primary contact of your group prior to the show. Your reservation is not confirmed until you have received a confirmation email. Please have your primary contact present your email confirmation upon arrival for admission. Additional tickets can only be added if the show is not sold out. If parents wish to attend shows with their students, they must be included in the original reservation headcount; if parents elect to purchase their tickets separately from the group and are not included in the original reservation count, there is no guarantee that parents will be seated near their preferred school group, especially during high-demand performances.


Matinee reservations are not confirmed until payment or purchase order is received. Payment methods include personal or school checks, money orders, credit cards, and purchase

orders. Your payment or a purchase order is required to hold show and seat reservations, so place your order as soon as possible to avoid missing out on a show. A $5 processing fee will be applied to all orders. No cash. No refunds.


Seating assignments are made based on the date the reservation is received, size of the group, students’ height and ages, and any other special needs.


Because we reserve seats for your group and do not sell them to others, we cannot issue refunds. Refunds will only be issued if the Bologna Performing Arts Center cancels an event.


Delta State police officers will direct all parking on the day of a show. Please keep your students together or remain on your bus until your entire group has arrived. If your school group plans to bring a sack lunch to enjoy on the grounds, please call ahead so that we can account for extra buses and caravans.

DINOLIGHT Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 9:30 & 11:30 a.m. Recommended for 5K-5th grades DINO-LIGHT, formerly known as Darwin the Dinosaur, was the recipient of the prestigious Jim Henson Foundation Grant and first feature-length theatrical production created and performed by creators Ian Carney and Corbin Popp. In this original storyline, a famous scientist with magic powers brings a friendly dinosaur to life. When the dinosaur wanders away from home, he discovers a wonderful world full of creatures that light up the darkness and help him find the true meaning of love. This glow-in-the-dark adventure is visually amazing and has been praised for its cutting edge blend of puppetry, technology and dance by audiences all over the world. Presented by Lightwire Theater.

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Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 10 a.m. Recommended for 2nd-12th grades BalletX produces original choreography that expands the vocabulary of classical dance for all audiences. Philadelphia’s premier contemporary ballet company, BalletX unites distinguished choreographers with an outstanding company of world-class dancers to forge new works of athleticism, emotion, and grace. Founded in 2005 by Christine Cox and Matthew Neenan, and now under the direction of Cox as Artistic & Executive Director, BalletX challenges the boundaries of classical ballet by encouraging formal experimentation while preserving rigorous technique. The company is committed to producing new works of the highest quality and integrity that bring the combined visions of choreographers and dancers to life and cultivate in audiences a collective appetite for bold, new dance.

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MISS NELSON HAS A FIELD DAY Book, Music & Lyrics By Joan Cushing, Based on the book by Harry Allard and James Marshall

Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 9:30 & 11:30 a.m. Recommended for K-5th grades From the award-winning playwright/composer who brought you DIARY OF A WORM, A SPIDER & A FLY, comes her fun-filled, musical sequel to MISS NELSON IS MISSING. Return to Horace B. Smedley School where the Smedley Tornadoes have never won a football game. In fact, they have never even scored a single point! With such a poor record and a team that is out of control, Coach Armstrong goes bonkers. Kind-hearted Miss Nelson comes to the rescue when she enlists the help of her alter ego, the illtempered Miss Viola Swamp, to coach the team and whip them into shape. Considered by all to be “the meanest substitute teacher in the whole world,” Coach Swamp applies her trademark discipline to the players’ training, demanding tough exercises and no back talk. In the end, the team changes their attitude, pulls together, sharpens their skills, and manages to win the biggest game of the year. Frolicking football players, a perky cheerleader, a hilarious spatula-wielding cafeteria lady, and an electrifying Viola Swamp, who transforms from the sweet-faced Miss Nelson, all play a special part in this wacky musical – MISS NELSON HAS A FIELD DAY! Presented by Dallas Children’s Theater.

WALK ON: THE STORY OF ROSA PARKS Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 9:30 & 11:30 a.m. Recommended for 3rd-12th grades The tremors of an earthquake were rumbling across America. A new kind of music was making its first appearance on the radio and parents were outraged. While the rhythms of rock and roll were shaking the social fabric of the country, deep down an even more important transformation was about to take place. In Montgomery, Alabama, a determined activist named Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a city bus. The resulting uproar launched the Civil Rights movement and changed our country forever. Walk On: The Story of Rosa Parks weaves together music and drama to tell the story of Rosa Parks from her childhood in rural Alabama to her famous decision to “sit down and be counted.� The play dispels myths about Parks and her protest as it paints a portrait of a complex woman who had to find reconciliation within herself in order to become an effective Civil Rights leader. Exciting and inspirational, Walk On: The Story of Rosa Parks shows how the determination of one individual made all the difference in the struggle for freedom and equality in the United States. Presented by Mad River Theater Works.

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By Jerome Hairston, Based on the book by Ezra Jack Keats

Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 9:30 & 11:30 a.m. Recommended for PreK-2nd grades The Snowy Day celebrates the magic and boundless possibilities of the first snowfall! Follow Peter and his friends as they romp and play, starting snow ball fights and making snow angels in this imaginative musical play about the childhood joys and challenges of growing up. Using innovative shadow puppetry, Keats’ treasured characters come to life in this humorous and fun adaptation of Whistle for Willie, Goggles!, A Letter to Amy, and The SnowyDay.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 9:30 & 11:30 a.m. Recommended for K-5th grades For Pete the Cat, life is an adventure no matter where you wind up. So the minute the groovy blue cat meets The Biddles, he gets the whole family rocking. That is, except for young Jimmy Biddle, the most organized second grader on planet Earth. But when Jimmy draws a blank in art class during the last week of school, it turns out Pete is the perfect pal to help him out. Together, they set out on a mission to help Jimmy conquer second grade art, and along the way, they both learn a little something new about inspiration. Join Jimmy and Pete on an adventure of friendship, all the way to Paris and back in a VW Bus! Produced by

Read It, See It, Hear It, Be It! Here at the Bologna Performing Arts Center, we recognized a need from teachers to make their time spent out of the classroom even more worthwhile. So, we’ve combined our performances with a yearly literacy and experiential learning initiative which enables us to offer reducedprice books for only $1 each and FREE attendance to performance workshops held throughout the year. With our partners at the Delta Arts Alliance and GRAMMY Museum MS, we want to ensure a well-rounded, high-value field trip for your students every time you join us for a SchoolTime Matinee Series performance. Not only do we offer reduced-price books and free workshops, but we also have scholarship tickets available for $1 per student for public schools in select counties. For information on our books sales, workshops, and scholarship tickets, please visit education. Our partners for the 2019-2020 School-Time Matinee Series initiatives include:

HOW TO ORDER To purchase tickets for our School-Time Matinee Series shows, please fill out our ticket order form found online at bolognapac. com/education. Submit the form to the arts education office with full payment for the order. Please make all checks or money orders payable to Delta State University. The arts education office accepts cash, checks, purchase orders, money orders, and credit cards. Please note there is a $5 processing fee for every order placed for the STMS performances. READ IT, SEE IT, HEAR IT, BE IT The BPAC Arts Education Office is proud to announce the second year of our arts and literacy initiative, Read It, See It, Hear It, Be It. In partnership with the Delta Arts Alliance and GRAMMY Museum Mississippi, the BPAC will offer reduced-priced books for students for only $1 who attend the matinee performance. These books, on which the performances are based, will offer students and teachers a chance to dive deeper into the study of narrative and artistic adaption. Please note that books are sold on a first-come, first served basis. Study guides are available for free on our website to tie in with the unit, and, free performance workshops will be offered to groups on a firstcome, first serve basis to coincide with the program. FREE PERFORMANCE WORKSHOPS Arts education workshops will be available as part of our Read It, See It, Hear It, Be It program in partnership with the Delta Arts Alliance and Grammy Museum Mississippi. These workshops will run for approximately one hour and are free for students who attend the School-Time Matinee Series performances, but reservations MUST be made ahead of time as there are limited capacities and age restrictions on workshop activities. Please check bolognapac. com/education for detailed information on the performance workshops for the 2019-2020 School-Time Matinee Series season.

ADD A GRAMMY MUSEUM MISSISSIPPI TOUR Make a day of your trip! Performances last approximately one hour, but the fun doesn’t have to stop once you leave the theatre! Inquire about one of our free performance workshops, or add a GRAMMY Museum Mississippi tour for an additional $5 per student. One chaperone for every 10 students is admitted free, and 1 bus driver per 20 students is admitted free. Grammy Museum MS also offers lunch options. SCHOLARSHIP TICKETS AVAILABLE Funding from the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi, Double Quick, Inc., and the Community Foundation of Washington County provides $1 scholarship tickets to public schools in select counties. Please note that due to high demand for tickets, only 50 scholarship tickets are available per school per performance. Scholarship tickets are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact the Arts Education Office to request the scholarship form and to check the availability of remaining scholarship tickets. HOMESCHOOL AND FAMILY GROUPS POLICY Organized homeschool groups with 8+ members are invited to reserve their tickets by form just like public and private school groups. Please note that the School-Time Matinee Series’ primary service audience are school groups, so individual tickets for family groups might not always be available to matinee performances. If there are remaining tickets for STMS performances, they will be available to families no earlier than two weeks prior to a performance. Contact the arts education office at 662-846-4844 to check ticketing availability.

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19-20 School-Time Matinee Series Brochure  

The following booklet contains the performances, descriptions, and policies and procedures for the 2019-2020 School-Time Matinee Series.

19-20 School-Time Matinee Series Brochure  

The following booklet contains the performances, descriptions, and policies and procedures for the 2019-2020 School-Time Matinee Series.