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Nationally renowned singer, guitarist, pianist, and songwriter, Iris DeMent, will perform at the historic Astra Theatre in Jasper on Friday, March 22 as part of the 2019 season of Next Act, Inc. Doors for this performance will open at 6:30 p.m., opening performer Pieta Brown will go on at 7:30 p.m., and DeMent will take to the Jim and Pat Thyen Performance Stage at 8:30 p.m.
Tickets are on sale now at http://www.astratheatre.eventbrite.com. Main floor and balcony tickets are $24.95 and VIP packages are $39.95 (includes preferred seating, reserved parking, and a free drink voucher for the performance).
Season ticket holders are guaranteed main floor seating. Next Act will reach out directly via email to those with season tickets. Business members will also be contacted with information about their ticket discount for employees.
DeMent defies easy categorization, writing and performing music associated with divergent genres such as Country-Folk, Americana, Gospel, Folk, and Alternative Country.
DeMent released her first album in 1992, “Infamous Angel.” Her most recent solo album, “The Trackless Woods,” was released in 2015. Also in 2015, DeMent released her sixth solo album, In 2016 she reunited with John Prine for a second album of duets, “For Better or Worse.”
Her music and performance has been used by such movie producers as the Coen brothers for their 2012 film “Ture Grit.” She has appeared on albums with John Prine, Jools, Steve Earle, and Emmylou Harris.
In 2017, DeMent received the “American Trailblazer Award” at the annual Americana Music Honor & Awards. An Arkansas native, DeMent grew up in Los Angeles. She married singer-songwriter Greg Brown in 1992. They live in Iowa with their adopted, Russian-born daughter.
Just in time for the season of love, the Next Act is pleased to announce the screening of When Harry Met Sally, one of the most beloved romantic comedies of all time. The screening will take place at the historic Astra Theatre in Jasper on Saturday, February 23 as part of the 2019 season… Continue Reading
We are excited to again present the Christmas comedy classic Christmas Vacation on Saturday, December 15, 2018. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased online in advance by CLICKING HERE or, if available, the night of the show at the doors. Show time is 7 p.m. and the Astra’s doors will open at 6:15 p.m. We would definitely… Continue Reading
As a complimentary piece to Jasper’s O’Tannenbaum Days, Next Act, Inc., will present the Christmas comedy classic Elf at the historic Astra Theatre on Saturday, December 1, 2018. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased online in advance by CLICKING HERE or, if available, the night of the show at the doors. Show time is… Continue Reading
The second annual ‘GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE!’ day of giving campaign aimed at supporting arts’ and literacy initiatives will be held on Friday, October 26, 2018, with activities planned for the entire day. This year’s campaign will specifically benefit programming at the Jasper Public Library, stage equipment at the Jasper Arts Center, and ongoing facility… Continue Reading
Nineties rockers and former MCA records recording artists The Why Store will perform at the historic Astra Theatre in Jasper, Indiana, on Saturday, December 8. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., local and regional act Breathing Rm will perform at 7:30 p.m., and The Why Store will take the Jim & Pat Thyen Performance Stage at… Continue Reading
Todd McComas will headline a night of comedy at the Astra on Saturday, November 10, 2018. Doors for the performance will open at 6:30 p.m. with the show beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $14.95 and can be purchased in advance at www.astratheatre.eventbrite.com or by phoning 812-566-1935. Questions or requests for ticketing assistance can also be… Continue Reading
Next Act, Inc., the not-for-profit that formed in 2014 to create an endowment for, completely renovate, and, ultimately, in 2018, reopen the historic Astra Theatre in downtown Jasper, is seeking applicants for new members for its board of directors. The request for applicants follows the plan for three of its longer-tenured members to resign at… Continue Reading
We’re seeking volunteers for our fall 2018 performances. Roles and responsibilities could vary from show to show, but primary areas the venue needs assistance with are as ticket scanners, ushers, concessions, and more. Anyone interested in volunteering is encouraged to email email@example.com or phone 812-566-1935. The Astra’s fall 2018 schedule includes a performance by Pokey LaFarge on… Continue Reading
The Astra Theatre will screen The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Saturday, October 27, at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and there will be Astra-appropriate props available for purchase that night as a $5 kit. Tickets are $8 and are available in advance at www.AstraTheatre.Eventbrite.com or at the doors the night of the show. The approved kit… Continue Reading
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