School-Time Matinee Series

The School-Time Matinee Series is an arts education initiative at the Bologna Performing Arts Center intended for school children and educators. STMS performances are scheduled for the spring and fall semester of each academic year, and usually take place at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. on weekday mornings. Study guides are available for download in the section below that accompany the performances.


Bringing students to the theatre teachers them so much more than simply the narrative playing out on the stage. Students who experience live theatre participate in experiential learning that elevates the subject matter and offers a unique take on more traditional instruction methods. Plus, you’re not just teaching your students about the content of the performance. You’re teaching them about theatre procedure—the how, not just the what—and part of that lesson includes how to be a good audience member. Before attending our STMS performances, please take a moment and review the 2019-2020 Theater Etiquette Handout with your students.


Tickets for the 2019-2020 School-Time Matinee Series are now on sale! Click below to download our order form and see our performance, book sales, and workshop packages! For questions, please contact Arts Education Director Cade Holder at cholder@deltastate.edu or (662) 846-4844. If you are interested in $1 scholarship tickets, please visit our Scholarship Tickets page. Please note that all scholarship tickets for the 2019-2020 academic year have been claimed. We will release a new lot of tickets for the 2020-2021 academic year in August, 2020. 



2019-2020 School-Time Matinee Series Performances



Pete the Cat

Wednesday, March 25, 2019 at 9:30 & 11:30 a.m.

Recommended for preK-3rd grade

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 our 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!

Pete the Cat Study Guide

Pete the Cat books available for $1! Recommended reading level: PreK-2nd

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Thank you to our 2019-2020 School Time Matinee Series Grant Partners!