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First formed in October 2014, the Next Act has operated with six volunteer board members while having nine available seats—and we’re looking to expand. Details below.
“We have long been working toward a fully-renovated Astra Theatre,” said Leslie Hamby, Next Act’s chairperson. “Now that we are starting to see where that road ends, we felt the timing most appropriate to add to our board so that there are fresh thoughts, fresh minds, and new energy. We encourage anyone with a passion for the arts and non-profits to apply.”
Candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter and resume by email to info@theNextAct.org or by postal mail to Next Act, P.O. Box 23, Jasper, Indiana 47547 by Friday, August 4, 2017. Next Act is seeking applicants that are passionate for the Astra Theatre and the arts, have strong communications skills, and a strong work ethic.
Next Act’s public membership campaign is still underway and all funds raised will be used for additional design and decor enhancements to the interior renovation and maintenance of the facility. Incentive levels begin at $50 and include t-shirts, Libby’s ice cream (monthly), Brew’s coffee (weekly), growlers and refills from Schnitz Brewery & Pub as well as St. Benedict’s Brew Works (monthly), and seat naming opportunities (very limited amount left).
With a recent series of major funding sources aligning in support of Next Act’s effort to renovate the interior of the historic Astra Theatre, a full and complete renovation—inclusive of the interior renovation—appears to be on the horizon. In August of 2016, Next Act received a historic preservation grant from the Indiana Office of… Continue Reading
TO DONATE TO THE ‘GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE!’ CAMPAIGN, CLICK HERE! Details of the May 19th ‘GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE!’ day of giving campaign aimed at supporting arts’ initiatives (the new Cultural Center and the renovations of the historic Astra Theatre and the Jasper Arts Center) have been announced. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A… Continue Reading
Click here to purchase tickets! In what could be one of the final events at the historic Astra Theatre before it shuts down for a major infrastructure and external face lift, nationally-touring artists The Way Down Wanderers will bring their unique harmony-laced brand of Americana, follk, and bluegrass to the Jim and Pat Thyen Performance… Continue Reading
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE ADVANCE SEATS TO THE MARCH 3 WILL READ AND SING FOR FOOD EVENT AT THE HISTORIC ASTRA THEATRE. Will Read and Sing For Food will hold its 106th public benefit show on Friday, March 3, 7 p.m., at the historic Astra Theater on Jasper’s town square. Doors open at 6 p.m. The… Continue Reading
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS FOR DIRTY DANCING, Feb. 11, 7 p.m. eastern The public opinion results regarding which classic movie should be shown at the historic Astra Theatre on Saturday, February 11 are in. Given the choices of Dirty Dancing, When Harry Met Sally, and Ghost, the majority has chosen the Patrick Swayze and Jennifer… Continue Reading
The historic Astra Theatre will open its doors on Saturday, February 11, at 6 p.m. for a 7 p.m. screening of…a movie that YOU can help choose. Choices include Dirty Dancing, When Harry Met Sally, and Ghost. Vote for your favorite here http://bit.ly/2ki3Xmr by Sunday, January 29. “We have received a lot of great feedback since… Continue Reading
Bloomington-based jazz trio Opal Fly and KAPOW! will perform on the Jim and Pat Thyen Performance Stage at the historic Astra Theatre on Saturday, January 21, 2017. Doors for the performance will open at 6 p.m. with regional musician and host of WNIN’s “The Song Show” set to perform a brief acoustic set at 7… Continue Reading
The holiday classic Christmas Vacation will be screened at the historic Astra Theatre on Saturday, December 10. Doors are at 5:45 p.m. with the show beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $6 and available in advance by clicking here. The evening is being presented by Jasper’s Tri Kappa. Concessions will be available, as well as… Continue Reading
As an endcap to Jasper’s O’Tannenbaum Days, we’ll be holding a pork chop dinner fundraiser on Sunday, December 4. Each to-go meal will include a 10 ounce bacon wrapped pork chop, a baked potato, creamy cole slaw, and Amish bread, and will be available for pickup at the Matrix Integration parking lot between the hours… Continue Reading
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