Category: Arts Education

BPAC Brings Books to Delta Children

The Bologna Performing Arts Center’s new literacy initiative will put copies of children’s books into the hands of more than 2,000 kids this year. The Read It, See It, Be It program is backed by community partners and local granting organizations, and spearheaded by the Arts Education Department at the BPAC. The BPAC has acquired
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Children’s Classic Comes to Life on Stage at BPAC

The Bologna Performing Arts Center at Delta State University will open the spring semester of their School-Time Matinee Series with Go, Dog. Go!, sponsored locally by Monsanto. Based on the classic 1961 children’s book written and illustrated by P.D. Eastman, the musical romp is ideal for PreK-2nd grade children. The six lovable dog characters run
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Moving Through Science: Teacher Workshop

Teachers are invited to the Bologna Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, November 8th, from 4-7 p.m. for a professional development arts integration workshop led by Kimberli Boyd, a teaching artist accredited by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. In the workshop, Boyd will demonstrate and review movement exercises to enhance the teaching
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Pirates Sail onto the BPAC Stage

On Monday, October 16, the Bologna Performing Arts Center will host the hilarious musical shenanigans of the Dallas Children’s Theatre production of How I Became a Pirate, the story of young Jeremy Jacobs and his adventures with the pirates in Captain Braid Beard’s swashbuckling crew. Based on the popular children’s book by Melinda Long, the
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School-Time Matinee Series Tickets Still Available

John Steptoe’s Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters heads to the Bologna Performing Arts Center Stage on Wednesday, April 12! Tickets are still available for the 9:30 and 11:30 performances of John Steptoe’s Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters, a story about a revered African king and his two daughters. Recommended for K-5th grade audiences, the splendor of Zimbabwe and the African
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Local Students Attend S.T.E.A.M. Spring Break Camp

Last week, 27 students ages 8-12 attended Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.) courses on the campus of Delta State University. Locally funded by a grant from Monsanto Farms, the camp held five hands-on, project-based courses each day, where campers experienced educational and engaging programming under the tutelage of Delta State’s finest. The Bologna
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San Francisco-Based Alonzo King LINES Ballet Dances at BPAC

The Bologna Performing Arts Center is thrilled to host the Alonzo King LINES Ballet January 30- February 1. Hailed by critics as “stunning, fierce and evocative”, Alonzo King LINES Ballet leaps to uncharted heights with bold new dance innovations that redefine what ballet can be. Brought to life by the extraordinary LINES Ballet dancers, Alonzo
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School Matinee Series Begins with “A Year with Frog and Toad”

The Bologna Performing Arts Center presented “A Year with Frog and Toad” on October 25, the first show in its School-Time Matinee Series. Over 1,700 students in grades preK-6 from schools located in Mississippi and Arkansas attended the musical which was nominated for 3 TONY Awards, including Best Musical. The performance was locally sponsored by
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Eric Carle’s Stories Come to Life at BPAC

On Sunday, November 6 at 3:00pm, storybook favorites will come to life when “Brown Bear, Brown Bear and Other Treasured Stories by Eric Carle” takes the stage. The show is locally sponsored by Heidi’s, and is part of the Bologna Center’s new Family Series, featuring performances appropriate for all ages. This production will bring together
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BPAC, DAA to host children’s book author

Award-winning children’s book author Chuck Galey will present his Illustrator As Storyteller workshop April 8 at 10 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. at the Bologna Performing Arts Center. The event will run in conjunction with the production of Junie B’s Essential Survival Guide on the same day. Reservations are required to attend the free workshop. To
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