BPAC Announces Its 24th Season

By Laura Howell | July 20, 2018 | Featured News,Press Release

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The Bologna Performing Arts Center at Delta State University in Cleveland, Miss. has recently announced its upcoming season of performances. The new season has two series: the Main Stage, featuring performances open to the public, and the School-Time Matinee Series for students and teachers. The 2018-2019 year marks the 24th Season of performances at the Bologna Performing Arts Center (BPAC).

The Main Stage season begins on August 28 with Boz Scaggs’ Out of the Blues Tour, locally sponsored by Bolivar Medical Center. Lee Ann Womack brings her All the Trouble Tour on September 18, locally sponsored by Wade, Inc. On October 2, in conjunction with the International Conference on the Blues at DSU, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue will bring the sounds of New Orleans to the Mississippi Delta. On October 25, the incomparable John Prine will perform live in concert in support of The Tree of Forgiveness, his most recent and highest charting record of his career. The premiere of the Tony, Grammy, and Olivier Award winning Best Musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, comes to the stage on November 8, locally sponsored by Guaranty Bank. The animated TV classic soars off of the TV screen and onto the stage in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical on December 4, locally sponsored by Cannon Motors.

In 2019, The Beach Boys will perform live in concert on January 24, locally sponsored by Robinson Electric. Broadway’s huge-hearted hit KINKY BOOTS comes to the Delta on February 5. There’s no place like home as the national tour of The Wizard of Oz performs on February 26, sponsored by Planters Bank. Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE a dance company will conduct a special residency funded in part by a grant from South Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts culminating in a performance on March 21. The Main Stage series concludes with Nashville icon Trace Adkins live in concert, sponsored by Bolivar Medical Center.

The BPAC’s School-Time Matinee Series kicks off on October 10 with a rock-n-roll romp in a bug’s world in the musical Diary of a Worm, a Spider, and a Fly by Dallas Children’s Theater, locally sponsored by Monsanto. On November 1, go on an epic inter-planetary field trip with TheaterWorksUSA’s The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System, locally sponsored by Walmart. This holiday season, brighten your holidays with Lightwire Theater’s A Very Electric Christmas on November 14, locally sponsored by Entergy. On January 15, go on a whole new adventure, this time to the bottom of the ocean with Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure from the creators of Dinosaur Zoo Live. Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE a dance company will give a special matinee performance on March 21, funded in part by a grant from SouthArts and the NEA. The School-Time Matinee Series concludes on March 29 with a musical all about Junie B. Jones by TheaterWorksUSA, locally sponsored by Heidi’s. Reservations for school groups will begin in August, and scholarship tickets will be available through support from the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi and Arts Education fueled by Double Quick.

Season tickets, which include one ticket to all 11 Main Stage performances, go on sale June 18. Custom “build your own” packages of at least 3 Main Stage performances will go on sale June 25. All individual tickets will go on sale July 2, except tickets to Trace Adkins which go on sale October 29, 2018. To learn more information about all of the performances visit or contact the BPAC Ticket Office at 662-846-4626.