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Bologna Performing Arts Center (BPAC)

Upcoming Events

October 2016

Miss DSU Pageant

October 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The purpose is to name the 2017 Miss DSU. There is a $3 charge for students and $5 for visitors. The event will be held in the BPAC Main Stage.

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November 2016

Brown Bear, Brown Bear & Other Treasured Stories by Eric Carle

November 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Don’t miss Mermaid Theatre of Novia Scotia’s acclaimed composite of storybook favorites! Brown Bear, Brown Bear & Other Treasured Stories by Eric Carle brings together old favorites and new friends. The hour-long production showcases the imaginative blend of innovative puppetry and striking scenic effects that has won international acclaim. The Very Hungry Caterpillar joins the whimsical menagerie drawn from the pages of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? The heartwarming father and daughter quest for an unusual plaything,…

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Parsons Dance Company

November 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Known for their incredible athleticism and stunning ensemble work, Parsons Dance brings exuberance, joy and passion to any stage. Flawlessly fusing the gestures and movements that comprise modern dance with the discipline and precision of a classical dance company, Parsons Dance is internationally renowned and quintessentially American. With a vast body of work, Parsons Dance is one of the most successful, enduring and prolific company’s performing today. Always a fan favorite. For tickets, call (662) 846-4626 or go online, www.bolognapac.com

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Jazz Band Concert

November 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
December 2016

ELF The Musical

December 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

ELF The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This…

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January 2017

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE!

January 24, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The legacy of the beloved “Mister Rogers” lives on with the hit television series, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, from The Fred Rogers Company and airing daily on PBS KIDS. Now, Daniel and all of his friends are hopping aboard Trolley to delight live audiences with DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD LIVE! Donning his iconic red sweater, Daniel takes the audience on an interactive musical adventure as he and his friends explore the vibrant world of their much-loved Neighborhood of Make-Believe, sharing stories of…

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Alonzo King LINES Ballet

January 31, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Hailed by critics as “stunning, fierce and evocative”, Alonzo King LINES Ballet leaps to uncharted heights with bold new dance innovations that redefine what ballet can be. Collaborating with noted composers, musicians, and visual artists from around the world, Alonzo King creates honest and spiritually gripping work that draws on a diverse set of deeply rooted cultural traditions, imbuing classical ballet with new expressive potential. Brought to life by the extraordinary LINES Ballet dancers, Alonzo King’s visionary choreography is renowned…

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February 2017

2017 Most Beautiful Pageant

February 16, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The 2017 DSU Most Beautiful Pageant will be held at the BPAC. The pageant is free to students when they show their OKRA Card ID. There will be a fee for visitors. The doors will open at 6:45pm and the program will begin at 7:30pm.

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February 28, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

STOMP is explosive, inventive, provocative, witty, and utterly unique—an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered armfuls of awards and rave reviews and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. Year after year, audiences worldwide keep coming back for more of this pulse-pounding electrifying show. As the…

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March 2017

42nd Street

March 20, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The quintessential backstage musical comedy classic, 42nd Street is the song and dance fable of Broadway with an American Dream story and includes some of the greatest songs ever written, such as “We’re in the Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” “Shuffle Off to Buffalo,” “Dames,” “I Only Have Eyes For You” and of course “42nd Street.” Based on a novel by Bradford Ropes and Busby Berkeley’s 1933 movie, 42nd Street tells the story of a starry-eyed young dancer named Peggy Sawyer…

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March 21, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Their rock star status…is well deserved. Their classically honed technique mixed with grit and all out passionate attack transfixes the audience…” That is how The Sarasota Herald Tribune described SYBARITE5, classical music’s most dynamic new music group. Comprised of Sami Merdinian and Sarah Whitney, violins; Angela Pickett, viola; Laura Metcalf, cello; and Louis Levitt, bass, SYBARITE5 has taken audiences by storm all across the US, forever changing the perception of chamber music performance. Tickets to the Recital Hall series include…

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The Illusionists

March 30, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

“A High-tech Magic Extravaganza” –The New York Times Direct from Broadway, the world’s bestselling magic show is coming to the Mississippi Delta. This mind blowing spectacular showcases the jaw dropping talents of seven of the most incredible Illusionists on earth. THE ILLUSIONISTSTM – LIVE FROM BROADWAYTM has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This non-stop show…

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April 2017

Dar He: The Story of Emmett Till

April 4, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In 1955, a 14-year-old black Chicago youth traveled to the Mississippi Delta with country kinfolk and southern cooking on his mind. He walked off the train and into a world he could never understand– a world of thick color lines, of hard-held class systems and unspeakable taboos. Young Emmett crossed that line and stepped into his gruesome fate by whistling at a white woman. The riveting plan chronicles the murder, trial, and unbelievable confession of the men accused of Till’s…

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Concert Band and Soldiers’ Chorus of the U.S. Army Field Band

April 5, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Concert Band & Soldiers’ Chorus are the oldest and largest of The U.S. Army Field Band’s performing components. Founded in 1946 and 1957 respectively, these two ensembles combine to present joint concerts on their national tours. They have performed in all 50 states and 30 foreign countries for audiences totaling hundreds of millions. The 65-member Concert Band and 29-member Soldiers’ Chorus perform regularly in some of the most famous concert halls in the world, and just as often in…

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Josh Turner

April 27, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Multi-platinum MCA Nashville recording artist Josh Turner, is one of country music’s most recognizable hit-makers. With a rich, deep voice and distinctive style, Turner has sold more than 12 million units, is a disciple of traditional country music and one of the youngest members of the Grand Ole Opry. From his 2003 Platinum-selling debut Long Black Train to his most recent 2012 Billboard No. 1 release Punching Bag, Turner has garnered multiple GRAMMY, CMA, and ACM nominations. Turner’s hits include…

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