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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 theatre that now regularly hosts programming including concerts, comedians, movies.   

The Astra Theatre is run completely by volunteers and depends on charitable contributions to reach its mission.  Donations through the 2020 membership campaign, which includes fun incentives for individuals and businesses, including season tickets, can be made conveniently online here, or by mailing a check (payable to Next Act) to P.O. Box 23, Jasper, Indiana 47547. Incentive levels for giving can be found here.

This year’s campaign includes business sponsorship opportunities that allow for title recognition and include season tickets to events.  Additionally, individuals may contribute $50 for recognition on pre-show slides at Astra events, $100 for an appetizer a week with purchase of 2 entrees at Pub ‘N’ Grub, $200 to get a bagel and coffee each month at Azura Café & Grill, $500 includes all of the previous incentives, plus free popcorn & drink at all Next Act events, $1,000 adds a custom 2-day message on Astra marquee, and $2,000 also gets a free, private rental of the Astra Theatre.

In addition, the season tickets for 2020 are a much-improved process.  Tickets may be purchased online here for $300 where individuals can pick two seats that will be reserved for them for each show of the season.  The season will include six concerts, six movies, and two comedians.

We value each contribution to our cause.  Whether an individual has donated, purchased a ticket, attended a show, taken a picture with the marquee in the background, told someone about the theatre, or simply cheered on the efforts, we appreciate the support.

Questions may be directed to the Next Act board at  812-566-1935 or info@theNextAct.org.  

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

“Christmas Vacation” to Return to the Astra Theatre in mid-December

We are excited to again present the Christmas comedy classic Christmas Vacation on Saturday, December 15, 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. and the Astra’s doors will open at 6:15 p.m.  We would definitely… 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

We’re looking for event volunteers for this fall!

We’re seeking volunteers for our fall 2018 performances. Roles and responsibilities could vary from show to show, but primary areas the venue needs assistance with are as ticket scanners, ushers, concessions, and more. Anyone interested in volunteering is encouraged to email info@thenextact.org or phone 812-566-1935. The Astra’s fall 2018 schedule includes a performance by Pokey LaFarge on… Continue Reading

“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” to make an ‘almost’ Halloween 2018 return to the Astra!

The Astra Theatre will screen The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Saturday, October 27, at 7 p.m.  Doors will open at 6 p.m. and there will be Astra-appropriate props available for purchase that night as a $5 kit. Tickets are $8 and are available in advance at www.AstraTheatre.Eventbrite.com or at the doors the night of the show.  The approved kit… 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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