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2nd Half of 2019 Astra Season

Next Act, Inc, the non-profit organization that owns and operates the historic Astra Theatre in Jasper, Indiana, releases the second half of their 2019 season.  This is the second season of entertainment to take place on the Jim and Pat Thyen Performance Stage in the theatre since major renovations took place in 2017.  

Tickets are on sale for each of these events at www.TheNextAct.org. An early bird discount of $5.00 for concerts using code “AstraMusic” and $2.00 for movies using code “AstraMovie” is available on all tickets purchased through July 31.  Employees of all 2019 Business Members are eligible for an additional $1.00 discount on all tickets.

The band National Park Radio will be leaving the beauty of the Ozark Mountains behind for their concert  on Saturday, August 24. The event will begin at 7:30pm EST. Reserved seating tickets on the main floor and balcony are $14.95 with a $29.95 VIP option. The VIP ticket includes preferred parking in the Matrix parking lot, a $5.00 concession voucher, and a 30 minute pre-show meet-and-greet with the artist.

Then, on Saturday, September 14, travel through time while watching Back to the Future at 7:00pm EST Tickets are $5.00 each.  This classic movie follows Marty McFly and his scientist friend Doc Brown on adventures in their DeLorean.  Rated PG.  

Nineties music fans will remember “The Freshmen”, a hit song by The Verve Pipe.  They will be heading to our stage on Saturday, October 19 at 7:30pm EST. Reserved seating tickets on the main floor and balcony are $29.95 with a $44.95 VIP option, which includes preferred parking in the Matrix parking lot, a $5.00 concession voucher, and a 30 minute pre-show meet-and-greet with the artist.

For the third year, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, a cult-classic renowned for its audience participation, will play on Saturday, October 26 at 7:00pm EST.  Once again, Astra-appropriate prop kits are available for $5.00 each, along with $5.00 general admission tickets.  This film is rated R.

The Way Down Wanderers will once-again return to the Astra on Saturday, November 23. at 7:30pm EST.  Their concert will showcase their distinctive sound, which draws on elements of bluegrass, classic rock influences, and multi-part harmonies.  Reserved seating tickets on the main floor and balcony are $14.95 with a $29.95 VIP option, which includes reserved parking, a pre-show meet-and-greet with the artist, and a $5.00 concession voucher.

Follow a young boy’s magical adventure to the North Pole on The Polar Express.  The Astra encourages attendees to this event to get in the spirit of the film by wearing their pajamas. General admission tickets are $5.00, with the featured film, rated G, is scheduled for a matinee showing at 3:00pm EST on Saturday, December 7.

The season will wrap up on Saturday, December 14, with a showing of Christmas Vacation at 7:00pm EST.  This is the third season showing this holiday classic and movie-goers enjoy dressing in festive attire to fit the theme.  General admission tickets are $5.00. Rated PG-13.  

Rock Lotto set to return to the historic Astra Theatre on Saturday, July 20.

After much fanfare and success of its inaugural performance in 2018, the Rock Lotto is returning to the historic Astra Theatre in Jasper on Saturday, July 20. Doors for this performance will open at 6:30 p.m. with bands scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at www.TheNextAct.org.  General admission tickets are… Continue Reading

Cris Jacobs, Americana Soul artist, to bring his Color Where You Are Tour to the historic Astra Theatre on Saturday, May 18.

Musician Cris Jacobs will bring “his inspired, poignant songwriting, virtuoso guitar playing, and soulfully transcendent voice” to the historic Astra Theatre in Jasper on Saturday, May 18. Doors for this performance will open at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are on sale now at www.TheNextAct.org.  General admission tickets on the main floor and balcony are $20.… Continue Reading

30th Anniversary Screening of Major League at the historic Astra Theatre on Saturday, April 20

Start this baseball season off right by visiting the historic Astra Theatre to view the classic baseball movie Major League at 7:00pm EST on Saturday, April 20.  Enjoy the 30th anniversary screening of the movie in which the teams’ owner and the players work against one another, rated R.   General admission tickets are on… Continue Reading

Costaki Economopoulos, the biggest name in comedy, to bring his national comedy act to the historic Astra Theatre on Friday, April 12

Comedian Costaki Economopoulos will bring his smart, insightful, socially relevant, and gut-laugh funny comedy routine to the historic Astra Theatre in Jasper on Friday, April 12 as the third act in the 2019 Next Act, Inc season.  Doors for this performance will open at 6:30 p.m., opening comedian Peter Swanz, out of Louisville, will take… Continue Reading

Astra Theatre Releases 1st Half of 2019 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 2019 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

Iris DeMent, Nationally Renowned Alternative Folk and Country Singer and Songwriter, to Perform at Astra March 22nd

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… Continue Reading

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