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.



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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BPAC’s Highest Honor Given to Gresham, McPherson Families


The Bologna Performing Arts Center (BPAC) proudly announces that the Gresham and McPherson Families of Indianola, Miss. are the latest recipients of the President’s Award. Delta State University President William N. LaForge presented the award Tuesday, February 7 at a special event on the theater’s stage. The President’s Award is given in recognition of outstanding
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TO PLAY THE BOLOGNA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER FEBRUARY 28! STOMP, the international percussion sensation, makes its Mississippi Delta premiere at the Bologna Performing Arts Center on February 28 at 7:30pm. From its beginnings as a street performance in the UK, STOMP has grown into an international sensation over the past 20 years, having performed in
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San Francisco-Based Alonzo King LINES Ballet Dances at BPAC

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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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Discover your inner elf!

Discover your inner elf at ELF The Musical Friday, Dec. 2 at the Bologna Performing Arts Center.

ELF The Musical will play Cleveland, MS on Dec. 2 (Cleveland, MS) — NETworks Presentations, LLC, Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures and Unique Features, bring the Broadway musical ELF to the Bologna Performing Arts Center (BPAC) in Cleveland, MS. Tickets are on sale now for the performance on Friday, December 2 at 8:00pm at the BPAC
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BPAC Hosts NYC-Based Parsons Dance


The stage is dark, except for one very bright, very white light. A single dancer stands in the light and begins to move as music fills the auditorium. The light goes off, and then suddenly the stage is lit by strobe flashes. The flashes reveal the dancer moving through space, sometimes soaring, sometimes walking, always
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