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The remaining 2020 shows at the historic Astra theatre to be postponed.

The Next Act strives to bring high-quality and enjoyable events to our community, and the 2020 season has already been filled with highly anticipated shows. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on all aspects of our lives over the past few months, and the coming months are very much still in flux. Therefore, it is with heavy hearts, that the Next Act is announcing the postponement of all remaining shows from the 2020 season. 

Please know that a great deal of deliberation went into making this difficult decision. All CDC, State, and local guidelines were taken into consideration when studying the viability of continuing with a modified season for the remainder of the year. In the end, though, the safety of our patrons, performers, artists, and volunteers was paramount, and we were not going to be able to bring you the type of experience that we hope the Astra provides.

All tickets sold for the remainder of our previously scheduled shows will be refunded.  Season ticket holders will be contacted via email with more details on their options.

We would like to thank all performers and artists who were so understanding throughout all of this. This serves as a testament to the top-notch acts that the Next Act seeks to perform in the beloved Astra Theatre.  

Also, we would like to put out the deepest expression of gratitude to the patrons and donors that support the Next Act. Our focus will immediately shift to putting together a remarkable slate of shows for the future events that are worthy of the generosity that is bestowed by this great community. 

As a board, we will continue working on preserving the Astra Theatre and bringing back events as it is safe and reasonable to do so.

Country rocker Will Hoge and Band now set to take the stage at the historic Astra Theatre on Saturday, August 15.

Will Hoge and his band will be rocking the Jim and Pat Thyen Performance Stage on Saturday, August 15. (This is a rescheduled date due to the postponement of the original event, scheduled in May, from the COVID containment response.  All tickets purchased for that show will still be honored for the new date.  Refund requests… Continue Reading

The Dubois County Humane Society and the Next Act set to show The Secret Life of Pets to the historic Astra Theatre on Friday, March 13.

Just what goes on with our loyal pets when left at home unsupervised? Well, the truth will come out when The Secret Life of Pets is screened at the newly remodeled Astra Theatre. The 2016 film is voiced by a plethora of well-known personalities who add a great deal of humor to this animated adventure… Continue Reading

Astra Theatre Releases 1st Half of 2020 Season Schedule

Next Act, Inc, the non-profit organization that owns and operates the historic Astra Theatre in Jasper, Indiana, releases the first half of their 2020 season.  Newly renovated with 357 seats, the Astra has main level and balcony seating with a concessions stand offering snacks, local craft and domestic beer, and wine that are available for… Continue Reading

Mike Armstrong to bring his national comedy act to the historic Astra Theatre on Friday, February 14.

Comedian Mike Armstrong will bring his good, fun, and clean comedy routine to the historic Astra Theatre in Jasper on Friday, February 14 as the second show in the 2020 Next Act, Inc season.  Doors for this performance will open at 6:30 p.m., opening comedian will take the stage at 7:30 p.m., with Armstrong starting… Continue Reading

NEXT ACT, INC. LAUNCHES THIRD ANNUAL SEASON TICKET, MEMBERSHIP, SPONSORSHIP CAMPAIGN

Next Act, Inc., the 501(c)(3) that operates the historic Astra Theatre in downtown Jasper has launched its third annual season ticket, membership, and sponsorship campaign. Since 2014, Next Act’s mission has been to foster, engage and create cultural and artistic opportunities and awareness in Dubois County.  They’ve done that by endowing, purchasing, and renovating the… Continue Reading

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation to show at the historic Astra Theatre on Saturday, December 14

A good ol’ fashioned family Christmas will once again be had at the newly remodeled Astra Theatre. So, make plans to join the Griswold family as National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation will take over the big screen on Saturday, December 14.  Tickets are on sale now at www.TheNextAct.org.  General admission tickets on the main floor and… Continue Reading

The Way Down Wanderers set to bring their distinctive sound back to the historic Astra Theatre on Saturday, November 23.

“Somewhere on the spectrum between Old Crow Medicine Show and Mumford and Sons lies the spirited bluegrass-based artistry of The Way Down Wanderers. It is joyful, daring and occasionally sublime.” Associated Press The Way Down Wanderers will be making their second journey to the historic Astra Theatre in Jasper on Saturday, November 23. Doors for… Continue Reading

Rocky Horror Picture Show to play at the historic Astra Theatre on Saturday, October 26

The Rocky Horror Picture Show will once again be screening at the Astra Theatre on Saturday, October 26. Tickets are on sale now at www.TheNextAct.org. General admission tickets on the main floor and balcony are $5.00. The doors will open at 6:30 pm, with the featured film scheduled to begin at 7:00 pm. This cult-classic… Continue Reading

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