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Christmas Comedy Classic Elf Coming to the Astra Theatre in December

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 7 p.m. eastern and the Astra’s doors will open at 6:15 p.m.

Elf, starring Will Ferrell, James Caan, and Bob Newhart, was originally released in 2003 and was directed by Jon Favreau. The classic Christmas comedy follows Ferrell’s character after he inadvertently wreaks havoc in the North Pole, due to his ungainly size, and is sent to the New York City in search of his true identity—and father.

For additional information, please visit www.TheNextAct.org, phone 812-566-1935, or email info@thenextact.org.

Tickets for upcoming Astra Theatre events are still available for The Rocky Horror Picture Show screening on October 27, a November 3 performance by two-time Grammy winner Rodney Crowell, a night of comedy featuring Todd McComas and Jeff Oskay on November 10, as well as for 90s rockers The Why Store on December 8. All tickets for Next Act, Inc., events at the Astra Theatre can be purchased directly at www.AstraTheatre.eventbrite.com.

Details for the Second Annual ‘GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE!’ Day Announced

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

Bob & Tom Veteran and “The Pat McAfee Show” Host Todd McComas to Headline Night of Comedy at the Astra

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 Seeking New Board Members to Take the Organization/Astra into Next Era

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

“E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” Coming to the Astra on August 4

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial is coming to the Astra Theatre on Saturday, August 4, 2018, at 2:30 p.m. The screening is being presented by and through a unique partnership and collaboration with Jasper Community Arts. This special community-minded event during Strassenfest is open and free to the public, but seating is limited by capacity. Free will… Continue Reading

“Rock Lotto” Takes Shape After Lottery-Style Draw Forms Bands

Bands for the area and region’s first “Rock Lotto” event at the Astra Theatre on July 21 have been formed. Musicians from local and regional bands The High Road, Fun Guns, Sparrow and Crandall, and more have been divided up through a unique lottery-style draft held on Friday, June 29, 2018, at the Astra Theatre.  The 12 total… Continue Reading

First “Rock Lotto” Fundraising Event to be held at the Astra in July

The area’s first “Rock Lotto” will hit the Jim and Pat Thyen Performance Stage at the Astra on July 21, 2018, at 7 p.m.  The unique event will take 12 local musicians, divide them into three bands, and have the newly-formed “bands” perform five songs each.  Audience members will receive a voucher worth ten points to vote… Continue Reading

Pokey LaFarge to Perform Intimate Solo Acoustic Set at the Historic Astra Theatre in October

American musician Pokey LaFarge will perform a solo acoustic set at the historic Astra Theatre on Saturday, October 6, 2018.  Doors for this intimate performance will open at 6:30 p.m., a yet-to-be determined opener will perform at 7:30 p.m., and LaFarge will take to the Jim and Pat Thyen Performance Stage at 8:30 p.m. LaFarge is… Continue Reading

Wizard of Oz coming to the Astra on June 2!

The 1939 classic Wizard of Oz will be screened at the historic Astra Theatre on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at 7 p.m.  Tickets are $8 and can be purchased in advance online by CLICKING HERE or at the door the night of the show.   The Greater Jasper Downtown Business Association (the Downtown Merchants) is sponsoring the presentation. Widely… Continue Reading

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