School-Time Matinee Series

By bringing your students to a live performing arts experience, you are giving them the gifts of broadened perspective and experiential learning. Exposure to live theater ignites a child’s imagination in a unique way, opening the door to a greater understanding of the world and a life-long love of the arts.

The School-Time Matinee Series strives to offer a wide variety of programming that incorporates academic subject matter, literary classics, and art-forms such as music and theatre. The Matinee Series also aims to meet the artistic and educational needs of students in all grade-levels.

Download the Order Form and mail into our offices once you have collected payment and counted all of your students. Please note that we do not take orders over the phone.

For questions regarding the 2017-2018 School-Time Matinee Series, please contact Arts Education Coordinator Cade Holder at or (662) 846-4844.

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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. Click here to download: Theater Etiquette Handout

Upcoming 2017-2018 School-Time Matinee Series Performances


Friday, January 19, 2018
9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
Recommended for preK-2nd grade

Check out the Go, Dog. Go! Study Guide

Sponsored by

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018
10:00 a.m. Please note that this is the full 2.5 hour performance of the play.
Recommended for middle and high school audiences

Please note that this performance is the full production of the play, and the run-time will be approximately two-and-a-half hours. This performance is intended for school audiences only. Members of the public are welcome to attend the Main Stage performance of Hamlet, tickets available online HERE.


Tuesday, February 20, 2018
9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
Recommended for 1st-8th grades

Clicker HERE for the Petra and the Wolf Study Guide

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Thursday, April 5, 2018
9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
Recommended preK-5th grades

Click HERE to be redirected to the My Father’s Dragon Study Guide

The Bologna Performing Arts Center is proud to partner with Dr. Amanda Mayes at Purdue University to participate in a literacy study in conjunction with the performance on My Father’s Dragon in April. Each student who attends the performance is eligible to receive a copy of the book, My Father’s Dragon, by Ruth Stiles Gannet. To place a book order for your class and to access the lesson plans for Dr. Mayes’s study, please contact the arts education office at 662-846-4844.


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Thank you to our 2017-2018 School Time Matinee Series Grant Partners!



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