School-Time Matinee Series
The Bologna Performing Arts Center is proud to present five School-Time Matinee Shows for the 2022-2023 Season.
Each Matinee has a curriculum based study guides and teacher handouts for teachers to incorporate into their classes. All matinee tickets are $6. We have a limited number of grant-funded, $1 scholarship tickets to distribute to area public school students, please inquire if you are interested as supplies are limited.
Dog Man: The Musical
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at 9:30 AM and 11:45 AM
Bologna Performing Arts Center presents TheaterWorksUSA’s NY Times Critic’s Pick, Dog Man: The Musical. Based on the worldwide bestselling hit series by Dav Pilkey, Dog Man: The Musical is a hilarious and heartwarming new production following the chronicles of Dog Man, who with the head of a dog and the body of a policeman, loves to fight crime and chew on the furniture. But while trying his best to be a good boy, can he save the city from Flippy the cyborg fish and his army of Beasty Buildings? Can he catch Petey, the world’s most evil cat, who has cloned himself to exact revenge on the doggy do-gooder? And will George and Harold finish their show before lunchtime?? Find out in this epic musical adventure featuring the hilarity and heart of beloved characters from Dav Pilkey, the creator of Captain Underpants.
Age Suggestion: 6 years old to 10 years old
Grades: Kindergarten to 5th
Peter Rabbit Tales
Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at 9:30 AM and 11:30 AM
From the beloved tales of Beatrix Potter . . .Peter Rabbit, his sister Flopsy and his cousin Benjamin are all grown up! Flopsy and Benjamin are married with bunnies of their own when the nasty badger, Tommy Brock, decides to steal the babies. Peter and Benjamin set off on an adventure to rescue them, and along the way, relive their childhood misadventures with Mr. McGregor and his cat. On their journey, the cousins manage to avoid the dangerous fox, Mr. Tod, and they recruit Squirrel Nutkin, a cheeky squirrel who’s lost his tail, and Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, the kindly hedgehog, to help them find the bunnies. With delightful derring-do, Peter hilariously pits the badger and fox against one another and rescues the baby bunnies. Benjamin and Flopsy are joyously reunited with their children, and all return home together to live happily ever after
Age Suggestion: 3 to 10 years old
Grades: PreK – 4th grades
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at 9:30 AM and 11:30 AM
Inspired by the timeless poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas” and by the real life of its author, Clement Moore, this hilarious musical introduces Santa in a particularly beneficent light. This classic from Virginia Rep has been charming audiences nationwide for many years. Book, Music and Lyrics by Bruce Craig Miller
Age Suggestion: 4 to 11 years old Grades: Kindergarten to 5th grade
Grace For President
Friday, January 27, 2023
Based on the book by Kelly S. DiPucchio
Book, music and lyrics by Joan Cushing
When Grace’s teacher reveals that the United States has never had a female president, Grace asks “Where are the girls?” , as her third-grade teacher rolls out a poster of all 44 U.S. presidents. Frustrated by the lack of female faces in the White House, Grace decides she wants to be the first female president. Grace immediately starts off her political career as a candidate and initiates a mock school election. She seems the likely winner until the most popular boy runs against her.
In this timely story, the basics of elections, from campaigns to the complexity of the electoral college are explained in a way that is clear and age appropriate. Offering an inspiring example perseverance, courage, and independent thought of how to choose our leaders. Join Grace and her classmates on a musical theater journey through the throes of campaigning and pep rallies, service projects and posters, as Grace and her classmates discover what it takes to be the best candidate.
Age Suggestion: 6-12 Years Old
Grades 1st to 6th grades
Llama Llama, LIVE!
Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 9:30 AM and 11:30 AM
Book, Lyrics and Music by Austin Zumbro
Adapted from the Book by Anna Dewdney Based on the book: LLAMA LLAMA RED PAJAMA by Anna Dewdney.
Families can join in the fun when Llama bursts into his bedroom looking frantically for his favorite red pajamas. Mama, hearing the commotion, comes upstairs with Llama’s pajamas in the laundry basket to ask about his day—his very first day at school—and put him to bed. But when she goes downstairs to do the million things that busy mothers have to do at the end of the day, Llama is too wiggly to fall asleep, and besides, he’s thirsty. He howls for Mama to come back up, but she doesn’t arrive. Will she ever return?
The musical features original cast members Kris Anthony Williams as the kindergarten-age Llama, Sheila Townsend as Llama’s Mama, Xavier Ali as Fuzzy, and Elisha X Beston as Dinosaur. Leah Sanginiti joins the cast as Robot.
Award-winning playwright-composer-lyricist Austin Zumbro (“Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site the Musical”) has written a panoply of clever tunes in a variety of styles to create a fun-filled, contemporary musical that expresses the imagination of childhood for both children and adults to enjoy, including a song about the history of sleepwear through the ages.
Families are invited come to this original, world-premiere musical ready to do the Bedtime Dance!
Age Suggestion: ALL AGES
HOW TO ORDER
To purchase tickets for our School-Time Matinee Series shows, please fill out our ticket order form found HERE. Submit the form to the BPAC Arts Ed Office or email Holly Senter. Payments must be made in full before your reservation will be submitted unless you are paying by purchase order. Please make all checks or money orders payable to Delta State University. The arts education office accepts cash, checks, purchase orders, money orders, and credit cards. Please note there is a $10 processing fee for every order placed for the STMS performances. Also note, if paying by purchase order, note that our offices will bill out the PO to your school’s central office after the performance date. You must provide us with the correct billing address and email to ensure prompt payment. For questions, please contact the arts education office at 662-846-4844.
READ IT, SEE IT, HEAR IT, BE IT
The BPAC Arts Education Office is proud to announce the fifth year of our integrated year-round, arts and literacy initiative, Read It, See It, Hear It, Be It. In partnership with the Delta Arts Alliance and GRAMMY Museum Mississippi, the BPAC will offer reduced priced books for students for only $1 who attend the matinee performance. These books, on which the performances are based, will offer students and teachers a chance to dive deeper into the study of narrative and artistic adaption. Please note that books are sold on a first-come, first served basis.
Study guides are available for free on our website to tie in with the unit, and, free performance workshops will be offered to groups on a first-come, first serve basis to coincide with the program. Books are usually available for students the week prior to the show, but due to ongoing issues with mail, and increased gas prices, many books will be distributed to students on the day of the show. Books will be delivered to your buses on the day of the performance. Homeschool groups and individuals buying books may pickup at tables in the lobby before or after the performance.
If you are interested in receiving your books prior to the show, contact the arts education office at 662-846-4844 to arrange shipping details.
FREE PERFORMANCE WORKSHOPS
Arts education workshops will be available as part of our Read It, See It, Hear It, Be It program in partnership with the Delta Arts Alliance and Grammy Museum Mississippi. These workshops will run for approximately one hour and are free for students who attend the School-Time Matinee Series performances, but reservations MUST be made ahead of time as there are limited capacities and age restrictions on workshop activities. Please check bolognapac.com/education for detailed information on the performance workshops for the 2021- 2022 School-Time Matinee Series season.
ADD A GRAMMY MUSEUM MISSISSIPPI TOUR
Make a day of your trip! Performances last approximately one hour, but the fun doesn’t have to stop once you leave the theatre! Inquire about one of our free performance workshops, or add a GRAMMY Museum Mississippi tour for an additional $5 per student. One chaperone for every 10 students is admitted free, and 1 bus driver per 20 students is admitted free. Grammy Museum MS also offers lunch
SCHOLARSHIP TICKETS AVAILABLE
Funding from the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi, Double Quick, Inc., and the King’s Daughters and Sons Circle Number Two provides $1 scholarship tickets to public schools in select counties. Please note that due to high demand for tickets, caps have been placed on the allotted number of scholarship tickets available per school per performance. Scholarship tickets are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact the Arts Education Office to request the scholarship form and to check the availability of remaining scholarship tickets.
HOMESCHOOL AND FAMILY GROUPS POLICY
Organized homeschool groups are invited to reserve their tickets by form just like public and private school groups. Please note that the School-Time Matinee Series’ primary service audience are school groups, so individual tickets for family groups might not always be available to matinee performances. If there are remaining tickets for STMS performances, they will be available to families no earlier than two weeks prior to a performance. Contact the arts education office at 662-846-4844 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to check ticketing availabilities or for more information.