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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 purchase.

This is the third season of entertainment in the theatre since major renovations took place in 2017. The Cold Stares opened the season with a performance on January 18, and through the end of July, another six public events will take place on the Jim and Pat Thyen Performance Stage.  

Tickets are on sale to the public now for each of these events here. Next Act has reached out directly via email to both season ticket holders with their tickets.

On Friday, March 13, Next Act will be partnering with the Dubois County Humane Society in showing the movie The Secret Life of Pets, rated PG. This event will result in $2 from each ticket sold being donated to the Humane Society. The movie will begin at 7:00 pm EST, the runtime is 1 hour and 27 minutes, and tickets are $5 each.

Will Hoge will get the music going again when he brings his mix of country, southern rock, and Americana songs to the Astra on Saturday, May 2 at 7:30 pm EST. This multiple Grammy nominated artist will take the stage after Darrin Bradubury gets the evening rolling. General admission tickets are $15 while VIP tickets can be purchased for $30.

In conjunction with the the Jasper Community Arts and their annual Chalk Walk, the original 1951 film Alice in Wonderland will be shown on Saturday, June 6 beginning at 3:30 pm EST. The run time of this movie is 1 hour and 15 minutes, and it is rated G. Tickets will be sold for $5 each.

Seven-time Emmy winner Ed Asner will grace the stage at the Astra Theatre on Saturday, June 20. The well-known actor will bring a comedic routine to Jasper for two separate shows. An afternoon show will take place at 3:00 pm EST, and Asner will again take the stage at 7:00 pm. EST. Tickets are on sale for $25 each.

In the heat of the summer, watch the competition get hot with our third annual Rock Lotto on Saturday, July 11 at 7:30pm EST.  The unique event will take 12 local musicians, divide them into three bands, and perform five songs each.  General admission tickets are only $10.

Additionally, a 2020 membership campaign for charitable donations to The Next Act is currently underway.  The campaign includes fun incentives, and more information about support levels can be found here.

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

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… 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

Rocky Horror Picture Show to play at the historic Astra Theatre on Saturday, October 26

The Rocky Horror Picture Show will once again be screening at the Astra Theatre on Saturday, October 26. Tickets are on sale now at www.TheNextAct.org. General admission tickets on the main floor and balcony are $5.00. The doors will open at 6:30 pm, with the featured film scheduled to begin at 7:00 pm. This cult-classic… Continue Reading

The Verve Pipe set to rock the historic Astra Theatre on Saturday, October 19.

The rock/alternative band The Verve Pipe will be coming to the historic Astra Theatre in Jasper on Saturday, October 19. This will undoubtedly be an electrifying event because The Verve Pipe is known for their energetic live performances. We can be thankful that two rival bands from western Michigan decided to join forces, as they… Continue Reading

Back to the Future to play at the historic Astra Theatre on Saturday, September 14

Marty McFly and Doc Brown will be bringing their time traveling DeLorean to Jasper and the newly remodeled Astra Theatre. The original 1985 film, starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd will grace the silver screen once again.  Tickets are on sale now at www.TheNextAct.org.  General admission tickets on the main floor and balcony are… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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