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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

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

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

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