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Astra to Show “Alice in Wonderland” (Disney Original Movie) during JCA Chalk Walk

Find the “maddest hat” you can and go down the rabbit hole which leads to the historic Astra Theatre on the square in Jasper. In conjunction with the Jasper Community Arts’ annual Chalk Walk on Saturday, June 5, the Next Act will be screening the original 1951 Alice in Wonderland film.

Tickets are on sale now and available via Eventbrite here.  General admission tickets on the main floor and balcony are $5.00. The doors will open at 2:00 pm EST, with the featured film scheduled to begin at 2:30 pm EST. The movie is rated G and has a runtime of 1 hour 15 minutes.

Ticketing will be limited to only 50% capacity for this event, and all COVID guidelines that are in place from the Dubois County Health Department at the time of the event, including face mask and social distancing protocol, will be followed. 

Additionally, no season tickets will be honored for events at this time. We will be in touch with previous season ticket holders once we are able to accommodate them.

Don’t be late for this very important date! Get your tickets now and make plans to attend the show.  The Next Act, Inc. is also working diligently to bring back a slate of events for the second half of the 2021 season. Check back often to see what is coming to the Jim & Pat Thyen Performance Stage.

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The historic Astra Theatre is located in the heart of downtown Jasper, Indiana. Newly renovated with 357 seats, the Astra has main level and balcony seating with a concessions stand offering popcorn, water, and soft drinks available for purchase.

Free Live Stream from the Astra!

On Saturday, January 30 at 9:30 pm, Jamstorm and The Next Act are teaming up to put on a free concert that can be livestreamed into the comfort of your own home. Live music and performances are no doubt being missed, and this presents an opportunity to enjoy the next best thing. Jamstorm is a… Continue Reading

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

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

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

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