Calendar

Please check the calendar for upcoming events and performances presented by the Bologna Center.  For a full listing of all campus events, please visit the Delta State Calendar of Events.

Jan
27
Tue
Anything Goes @ Bologna Performing Arts Center
Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm

anything-goes Pic ALL ABOARD for this saucy and splendid production of ANYTHING GOES, winner of three 2011 Tony® Awards including Best Musical Revival and Choreography! Peppering this Cole Porter first-class comedy are some of musical theater’s most memorable standards, including “I Get a Kick out of You,” “You’re the Top,” and of course, “Anything Goes.” Don’t miss what the AP exclaims as, “So DELIGHTFUL, So DELICIOUS, So DE-LOVELY!”

                     

Feb
5
Thu
Popovich Comedy Pet Theater @ Bologna Performing Arts Center
Feb 5 @ 7:00 pm

PopovichLyingDown smallThe most beloved family show in the world, featuring an amazing cast of house cats, dogs, parrots…even geese and doves! Critics describe the show as a unique blend of comedy, world-champion juggling, and the extraordinary talents of more than 30 performing pets. The world famous Gregory Popovich is a fifth-generation Russian circus performer who learned early on how to develop strong bonds with animals. Popovich has rescued the animals from shelters all over the country and transformed them into stars, using positive reinforcement and working with the animals’ natural abilities to create a fun, one-of-a kind show. The Popovich Comedy Pet Theater has performed in over 20 countries, was voted “Best Family Show in Las Vegas, and has been featured on The Tonight Show, David Letterman, Animal Planet, and as a finalist on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.”

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Feb
10
Tue
The Berenstain Bears LIVE! (School-Time Matinee) @ Bologna Performing Arts Center
Feb 10 @ 9:30 am
The Berenstain Bears LIVE! (School-Time Matinee) @ Bologna Performing Arts Center

picAdapted from the classic children’s book series by Stan and Jan Berenstain, The Berenstain Bears LIVE! brings everyone’s favorite bear family to life in a thrilling theatrical experience that kids as well as their parents will treasure for many years to come. Come on down to Bear Country where Brother Bear, Sister Bear, Papa Bear, and Mama Bear sing and dance in this colorful new musical filled with fun for the whole family. As always, Bear Country is not without its complications: Brother Bear’s grades are slipping, Sister Bear still has a few things to learn about making new friends, and Papa Bear just can’t stop eating junk food. Thankfully, we can always depend on Mama Bear and her loving patience to help set things right. The Berenstain Bears LIVE! will give boys and girls of all ages the chance to fall in love with these characters, just as their parents did when they were growing up.

Show Times: 9:30 & 11:30 a.m. (approximately 55 minutes in length)

Recommended for pre-kindergarten – 2nd grade

Curriculum Connections: Literature, Visual and Performing Arts, Communications and Language Arts, Social Studies, Health and Physical Education, Relationships and Family.

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The Berenstain Bears LIVE! (School-Time Matinee) @ Bologna Performing Arts Center
Feb 10 @ 11:30 am
The Berenstain Bears LIVE! (School-Time Matinee) @ Bologna Performing Arts Center

picAdapted from the classic children’s book series by Stan and Jan Berenstain, The Berenstain Bears LIVE! brings everyone’s favorite bear family to life in a thrilling theatrical experience that kids as well as their parents will treasure for many years to come. Come on down to Bear Country where Brother Bear, Sister Bear, Papa Bear, and Mama Bear sing and dance in this colorful new musical filled with fun for the whole family. As always, Bear Country is not without its complications: Brother Bear’s grades are slipping, Sister Bear still has a few things to learn about making new friends, and Papa Bear just can’t stop eating junk food. Thankfully, we can always depend on Mama Bear and her loving patience to help set things right. The Berenstain Bears LIVE! will give boys and girls of all ages the chance to fall in love with these characters, just as their parents did when they were growing up.

Show Times: 9:30 & 11:30 a.m. (approximately 55 minutes in length)

Recommended for pre-kindergarten – 2nd grade

Curriculum Connections: Literature, Visual and Performing Arts, Communications and Language Arts, Social Studies, Health and Physical Education, Relationships and Family.

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Feb
26
Thu
The Great Gatsby (School-Time Matinee) @ Bologna Performing Arts Center
Feb 26 @ 10:00 am
The Great Gatsby (School-Time Matinee) @ Bologna Performing Arts Center

gatsby_30516-1 smallOne of the great cautionary tales about the American Dream, The Great Gatsby is now brought to the stage by Montana Repertory Theatre. This production of Gatsby will convince you that Simon Levy’s masterful adaptation captures, perhaps better than all movies of varying artistic merit, the elusive magic of Fitzgerald’s slim novel. It’s all here: the beautiful people, the decadence, the idealism–and the darkest fate.

A brief Question & Answer session with the cast will follow the performance.

Show Time: 10:00 a.m. (approximately 2 hours in length)

Recommended for 9th – 12th grade

Curriculum Connections: Fine Arts, Language Arts, Literature, Social Studies

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The Great Gatsby @ Bologna Performing Arts Center
Feb 26 @ 7:30 pm

gatsby_30516-1 small Witness the sweep, poetry and grandeur of America’s most celebrated novel as the Montana Repertory Theatre continues to tell America’s great stories with its production of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby adapted by Simon Levy. Watch the rise and fall of the notorious Jay Gatsby and the alluring and dangerous Daisy Buchanan presented by one of the nation’s premier touring companies. Seeing The Great Gatsby live on stage renews and refreshes our understanding of this remarkable tale told by an American genius.

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Mar
5
Thu
The Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon (School-Time Matinee) @ Bologna Performing Arts Center
Mar 5 @ 9:30 am
The Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon (School-Time Matinee) @ Bologna Performing Arts Center

Harold“One evening, after thinking it over for some time, Harold decided to go for a walk in the moonlight.” So begins Harold and the Purple Crayon, the first of seven delightful picture books by Crockett Johnson, following the zany adventures of an inventive young boy. As it turned out, there wasn’t any moon that night nor was there a path to walk on, so Harold simply drew them- and thus his journey began. Resourceful and brave, Harold creates the world he wants to explore, using nothing more than a big purple crayon and his ‘sky’s the-limit’ imagination. Enchantment Theatre’s production will take your school and family audiences on a wild ride as Harold jets to Mars, joins a circus, and meets a king in an enchanted garden. Using all the elements of its signature style, which combines life-size puppets, masks, magic and music, Enchantment Theatre’s production will delight and amaze audiences, from children starting at Harold’s age, all the way up to grandparents — anyone, in fact, whose heart is young and adventurous.

Show Times: 9:30 & 11:30 a.m. (approximately 65 minutes in length)

Recommended for pre-kindergarten – 3rd grade

Curriculum Connections: Literature, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Language Arts, Creativity and Problem-Solving

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The Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon (School-Time Matinee) @ Bologna Performing Arts Center
Mar 5 @ 11:30 am
The Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon (School-Time Matinee) @ Bologna Performing Arts Center

Harold“One evening, after thinking it over for some time, Harold decided to go for a walk in the moonlight.” So begins Harold and the Purple Crayon, the first of seven delightful picture books by Crockett Johnson, following the zany adventures of an inventive young boy. As it turned out, there wasn’t any moon that night nor was there a path to walk on, so Harold simply drew them- and thus his journey began. Resourceful and brave, Harold creates the world he wants to explore, using nothing more than a big purple crayon and his ‘sky’s the-limit’ imagination. Enchantment Theatre’s production will take your school and family audiences on a wild ride as Harold jets to Mars, joins a circus, and meets a king in an enchanted garden. Using all the elements of its signature style, which combines life-size puppets, masks, magic and music, Enchantment Theatre’s production will delight and amaze audiences, from children starting at Harold’s age, all the way up to grandparents — anyone, in fact, whose heart is young and adventurous.

Show Times: 9:30 & 11:30 a.m. (approximately 65 minutes in length)

Recommended for pre-kindergarten – 3rd grade

Curriculum Connections: Literature, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Language Arts, Creativity and Problem-Solving

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Mar
24
Tue
The Heart Behind the Music @ Bologna Performing Arts Center
Mar 24 @ 7:30 pm

BPAC_HeartBehindMusic-page-001Featuring Kim Carnes, Deana Carter, John Ford Coley, Richie McDonald and special guest Greg Barnhill

“The Heart behind the Music” brings to the stage some of the world’s best singers and songwriters who share the meaning and music behind their hit songs. This tour provides an up close, and personal insight into some of the greatest music ever written, and performances by some of the music industry’s most talented musicians. The tour will include Deana Carter, whose career spans from her first GRAMMY-nominated big hit, “Strawberry Wine,” to 2012’s GRAMMY and CMA nominated song of the year, “You and Tequila” co-written by Carter and recorded by Kenny Chesney. She is joined by two-time GRAMMY award winner Kim Carnes, known for “Bette Davis Eyes” and the numerous hits she has written for Barbra Streisand, Kenny Rogers, Tim McGraw, and many other well-known singers.  Also along for the ride is John Ford Coley, half the GRAMMY nominated duo England Dan & John Ford Coley, and best known for the hit “I’d Really Love to See You Tonight.” Taking the stage as well is Richie McDonald, lead singer of the hit country group Lonestar, and the voice behind songs like “Amazed,” “Smile” and “No News,” as well as the pen behind songs like “My Front Porch Looking In” and “Let Them Be Little.”  Also joining the tour is special guest Greg Barnhill, who has penned such hits as “House of Love” for Amy Grant and Vince Gill as well as “Walkaway Joe,” a duet by Trisha Yearwood and Don Henley.

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Apr
28
Tue
Million Dollar Quartet @ Bologna Performing Arts Center
Apr 28 @ 7:30 pm

mdqtour_vertical_prodphoto1_3x10_2014_thumbMILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is the Tony award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the electrifying true story of the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.

On December 4, 1956, these four young musicians were gathered together by Sam Phillips, the “Father of Rock ’n’ Roll,” at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions of all time. MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET brings that legendary night to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal and celebrations featuring timeless hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “That’s All Right,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “I Walk the Line,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Who Do You Love?,” “Matchbox,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Hound Dog” and more.

This thrilling musical brings you inside the recording studio with four major talents who came together as a red-hot rock ‘n’ roll band for one unforgettable night. Don’t miss your chance to be a fly on the wall of fame… at MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET!

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