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Take the evening off and join The Next Act as they are set to show Ferris Bueller’s Day Off at the historic Astra Theatre on Wednesday, July 14.

Who’s up for dinner and a show? Make plans to enjoy some food at the Downtown Chowdown and then enjoy a film at the historic Astra Theatre after. The Next Act will be screening Ferris Bueller’s Day off on Wednesday, July 14, 2021.

Tickets are on sale now via Eventbrite here.  General admission tickets on the main floor and balcony are $5.00. The doors will open at 6:30 pm EST, with the featured film scheduled to begin at 7:00 pm EST. The movie is rated PG-13 and has a runtime of 1 hour 43 minutes.

All COVID guidelines that are in place from the Dubois County Health Department at the time of the event, including face mask and social distancing protocol, will be followed. 

So, skip what you have planned and take in the show. The Next Act, Inc. is working diligently to bring back a slate of events for the second half of the 2021 season. Check back often to see what is coming to the Jim & Pat Thyen Performance Stage. 

The historic Astra Theatre is coming back to life on Friday, October 30 as the film Beetlejuice is scheduled to appear

“Next Act. Next Act. Next Act,” we are summoning patrons back for haunting entertainment at our beloved Astra theatre. Tim Burton’s 1988 comedic fantasy film, Beetlejuice, is set to take over the big screen just in time to get everyone ratcheted up for the Halloween weekend.  Tickets are on sale now via Eventbrite.  General admission… Continue Reading

The Dubois County Humane Society and the Next Act set to show The Secret Life of Pets to the historic Astra Theatre on Friday, March 13.

Just what goes on with our loyal pets when left at home unsupervised? Well, the truth will come out when The Secret Life of Pets is screened at the newly remodeled Astra Theatre. The 2016 film is voiced by a plethora of well-known personalities who add a great deal of humor to this animated adventure… 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

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

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