Press Releases

Click below to access the latest news from the Bologna Performing Arts Center. For more information, contact Loyd McDowell, Technical and Marketing Coordinator at (662) 846-4846 or lmcdowell@deltastate.edu.

BPAC unveils 2017-18 season

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The Bologna Performing Arts Center at Delta State University recently released its 2017-18 season. The new lineup features a total of 23 performances across four series: the Main Stage, featuring evening public performances; Family Series, geared at theatergoers of all ages; Recital Hall Series, featuring classical music; and the School-Time Matinee Series, providing educational opportunities for preK-12 students and
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Summer Movie Series at the BPAC

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For the fifth year, the Bologna Performing Arts Center (BPAC) at Delta State University plans to screen new releases of major motion pictures on its big screen in the Delta & Pine Land Theatre. All tickets are $5 for general admission seating. Popcorn and candy concessions are available for purchase, cash only please, to enhance
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Josh Turner Live in Concert


Josh Turner Live in Concert; Live Music & Food Trucks in the Sculpture Garden Pre-Show Multi-platinum MCA Nashville recording artist Josh Turner, is one of country music’s most recognizable hit-makers. He will perform live in concert on Thursday, April 27 at 7:30pm at the Bologna Performing Arts Center. The event is locally sponsored by Robinson
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Theatrical Drama of the Story of Emmett Till


The Bologna Performing Arts Center will host a special evening of theatre and conversation on Tuesday, April 4 when documentary theater playwright and actor Mike Wiley will bring his performance “Dar He: The Story of Emmett Till” to the Bologna Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, April 4 at 7:00pm. The performance is co-presented by the
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U.S. Army Field Band to Perform Free Concert!


The Concert Band and Soldiers’ Chorus of the U.S. Army Field Band will perform in concert on Wednesday, April 5 at 7:00pm at the Bologna Performing Arts Center at Delta State University in Cleveland, MS. The event is free and open the public, and advanced free tickets can be claimed at the BPAC Ticket Office,
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Blockbuster Theatrical Show Dazzles Sold-Out Audiences Worldwide CLEVELAND, MS – On the heels of a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, the world’s best-selling touring magic show, THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY™ (www.theillusionistslive.com), will play at the Bologna Performing Arts Center in Cleveland, MS on Thursday, March 30 as part of its
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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

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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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String Quintet SYBARITE5 to play in BPAC March 21

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The Bologna Performing Arts Center presents the string quintet SYBARITE5 on Tuesday, March 21 at 7:30pm. The group will be performing to a limited capacity audience on the McPherson Stage of the BPAC’s Recital Hall. Comprised of Sami Merdinian and Sarah Whitney, violins; Angela Pickett, viola; Laura Metcalf, cello; and Louis Levitt, bass, SYBARITE5 has
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AT THE BOLOGNA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER The quintessential backstage musical comedy classic 42nd STREET will celebrate a one-night engagement at the Bologna Performing Arts Center with a sparkling new production on Monday, March 20 at 7:30pm.  42nd STREET will be directed by co-author Mark Bramble and choreographed by Randy Skinner, the team who staged the
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