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“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 recommend purchasing in advance, however, as the last time we showed it, it sold out!

First released in 1989, Christmas Vacation has become a Christmas classic and a December staple.  It stars Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, and Randy Quaid, and follows the Griswold family as it orchestrates a big family Christmas which, predictably, turns into a big disaster.

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

Tickets for upcoming Astra Theatre events are still available for Elf on December 1, nineties rockers The Why Store with special guests Breathing Rm on December 8, and for the final (and FREE) Will Read and Sing for Food event (titled “The Last Chicken Dance”) on December 21. 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

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

Astra to Host Noted Film Historian for “History of Color in Cinema” Session

The Astra Theatre will host noted film historian Eric Grayson on Thursday, September 6, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. for a presentation entitled “History of Color in Cinema”.  The presentation will feature the use of real film and antique projectors, will include a question and answer session with Grayson, and is appropriate for all ages.  The program is… Continue Reading

Two-time Grammy Winner Rodney Crowell to Perform at the Astra Theatre in November

Rodney Crowell will perform at the historic Astra Theatre on Saturday, November 3, 2018.  Doors for this intimate acoustic trio performance will open at 6:30 p.m., a yet-to-be-determined opener will perform at 7:30 p.m., and Crowell and his two accompaniments will take to the Jim and Pat Thyen Performance Stage at 8:30 p.m. Crowell is a… 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

Amid Complete Renovation, Next Act/Astra Launches 2018 Membership Drive

Next Act, Inc., the 501c3 renovating the historic Astra Theatre in downtown Jasper, has launched its 2018 membership campaign.  Launched while the building is currently undergoing a complete and total renovation and remodel lead by general contractor Seufert Construction, proceeds from the campaign will be used to pay for final design elements in the theater… Continue Reading

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