Jasper Community Arts Announces 2022-23 Performing Arts Season

Jasper Community Arts has revealed the artists featured in its upcoming 2022-2023 performance season.

Twelve performances will be presented, most occurring at the Jasper Arts Center, with a few presented at the historic Astra Theatre. The 2022-2023 JCA season will run from September 2022 to April 2023. Customers who purchased tickets in previous seasons should expect to receive a season guide in the mail within a few weeks.

Jasper Community Arts offers customers several packages to choose from. The Grand Package includes tickets for all twelve performances and offers the best price per ticket for each performance. Subscriptions are also available for the Main Stage, Backstage and Live at the Astra series.

Those who had a subscription during the 2021-2022 season will be able to renew their subscription(s) from June 6. New subscriptions can be purchased from July 1 and individual tickets can be purchased from August 1.

Beginning August 1, individual tickets will be available for purchase online at www.jasperarts.org/tickets. Customers do not need to purchase an entire series to order tickets, but JCA recommends purchasing tickets in advance due to high demand. New subscriptions and single tickets are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Interested customers should therefore order these tickets as soon as possible.

Once available, tickets can be purchased in four easy ways:

  • In Person – Visit Jasper Community Arts at the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center, 100 3rd Avenue, Suite A, Jasper, IN 47546
  • By mail – Use the order form inside the season guide and send it to the address above
  • By phone – Call the box office at (812) 482-3070
  • Online – Visit www.jasperarts.org/tickets to order individual tickets.

LARGE PACKAGE: $250/adult, $235/senior, $175/student 2 The twelve performances at the best price per ticket!

MAIN STAGE SERIES: $150/adult, $141/senior, $128/student

With five headlining artists, the Main Stage Series offers a wide selection of world-class artists. The 2022-2023 Main Stage Series is presented with the support of Jim & Pat Thyen.

REDUCED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY in “HAMLET’S BIG ADVENTURE [a prequel]Sunday September 25, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. What will become of young Hamlet? That is the question! A fast-paced, fun, physical extravaganza filled with spooky ghosts, little Scots, singing nuns, and a mysterious vassal in the castle, Hamlet and Ophelia navigate their parents and their own feelings while putting on a show – what – what could go wrong? In the spirit of Shakespeare himself, RSC broadcasts sometimes contain coarse language and slight innuendo. Some content may not be suitable for children under 13.

SARA EVANS Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. Multi-Platinum | Five No. 1 singles | ACM Winner Multi-platinum recording artist SARA EVANS is at the top of her game. As the fifth most-played female artist on country radio over the past two decades, her five No. 1 singles include “No Place That Far”, “Suds In The Bucket”, “A Real Fine Place To Start”, “Born to Fly” and “A Little Bit Stronger”, which spent 2 weeks at #1 and was certified platinum by RIAA’s “Amazing Country Voice” Sara (Rolling Stone) earned her the prestigious accolade of Best Country Music Academy singer. as well as numerous American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, Country Music Association, CMT and Grammy Award nominations. Additionally, the CMA awarded Video of the Year honors for her hit single, “Born to Fly,” from her seminal double-platinum album of the same name. Evans’ discography also includes the studio albums Real Fine Place and Restless as well as the gold certified projects Stronger and No Place That Far.

ROCKAPELLA CHRISTMAS Sunday December 4, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. “ROCKAPELLA CHRISTMAS” is an “unmissable” event! With their completely original interpretations of the holidays, Rockapella create a lighthearted and unforgettable holiday experience filled with musical holiday joy. Audiences can expect classic and Rockapella versions of favorites like “Silver Bells”, “Winter Wonderland”, “The Chipmunk Song”, “Rudolph The Red-nosed Reindeer”, “Glowworm”, “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree,” “as well as new Rockapella holiday hits like “Wonderful Christmastime,” “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Matunda Ya Kwanzaa,” and “Angels We Have Heard On High.”

THE ACTING COMPANY: THE THREE MUSKETEERS 3 Written by Kirsten Childs Based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas Directed by Kent Gash Sunday, February 5, 2023, 3:30 p.m. This world premiere adaptation commissioned by The Acting Company will be inspired by an amazing secret that Dumas’ father, General Alex Dumas, was the highest-ranking person of color in a Western army until our time. The Three Musketeers will shed new light on this swashbuckling adventure and bring new significance to a favorite story. An inspiring tale filled with laughter and adventure, The Three Musketeers reminds everyone that courage, honesty and bravery can change the world.

HITTING NEW HEIGHTS (with Broadway’s Mandy Gonzalez and Javier Muñoz) Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. The Broadway stars of “Hamilton” and “In the Heights” join their voices in celebration of Broadway’s hottest composers, from Stephen Schwartz to Lin-Manuel Miranda. Featuring songs from Wicked to Hamilton and beyond, this is truly a tour de force concert event!

BACKSTAGE SERIES: $64/adult, $59/senior, $38/student The Backstage Series offers a unique and intimate experience as the audience sits on stage with the artist.

SAILING LETTERS: ALL OUR BEST (Presented with support from Perseverance in Times of Struggle on Friday, November 4, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. from MasterBrand Cabinets, Inc.) Featuring real letters from real people throughout history writing about their experiences in times pandemics, civil rights activism, and more. More importantly, they write about finding hope and meaning – and humor – when times are particularly difficult.

INVOKE (Presented with support from Jim and Pat Thyen) Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. Described as “not classic… but not classic” (SiriusXM Classical Producer David Srebnik), Invoke continues to successfully dodge even the valiant attempts to classify genres. The other “steps” of the multi-instrumental group encompass traditions from across America, including bluegrass, Appalachian fiddle tunes, jazz and minimalism. Invoke weaves all of these styles together to create truly individual music written by and for the band (Presented with support from Kimball International)

4 AN EVENING WITH ROBIN SPIELBERG (Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. Whether playing music that embraces the transitions of the seasons, celebrating the thrill of romance or familiar holiday tunes, concerts by Robin Spielberg blends accomplished musical performance with humor and inspiring stories.As an artist with a multi-faceted and successful career, Spielberg has performed in such prestigious venues as: Carnegie Hall, (3 times), the Seoul Arts Center, Mao Livehouse in Shanghai, on CBS Saturday Morning, PBS, Life Time Live and NPR.

LIVE AT ASTRA: $64/adult, $38/student Three animated shows will be presented at the Astra Theater in downtown Jasper.

THE QUEEN’S CARTOONISTS Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. The Queen’s Cartoonists perform music from classic cartoons and contemporary animation. The performances are synchronized with the video projections of the original films, with the aim of creating a concert of classical music and jazz for everyone, regardless of age, gender or familiarity with the concert hall. Since their inception in 2015, the Queen’s Cartoonists have gone from playing the New York City subway to selling out the Blue Note Jazz Club and opening for the New York Philharmonic. The 6 members, born on 3 continents, are now residents of Queens, NY. Expect the unexpected from a repertoire that includes the golden age of animation, cult cartoon classics, modern video plays, comedy and elements of a musical circus!

THE SECOND CITY: JINGLE BELL RUCKUS Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. THE SECOND CITY TOURING COMPANY is always original, daring and hilarious. Their list of alumni is a veritable “Who’s Who” of comedy, including Bill Murray, John Belushi, Mike Myers, Eugene Levy, Steve Carell, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Stephen Colbert, Jason Sudeikis, Aidy Bryant, Keegan- Michael Key and so many other Suite. Kick off the holidays in November with classic satire sprinkled with Christmas cheer.

ROYAL WOOD Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Royal Wood has established himself as a true musical talent. Royal continues to continually evolve and perfect his musical craft – earning multiple JUNO Award nominations and iTunes “Songwriter of the Year” along the way, as well as touring with Bonnie Raitt and David Gray. . Jumping between guitar, piano and ukulele, Royal “brings class and craftsmanship to his pop-rock styles, delivering them with a rich, resonant voice” (CBC Music).

FAMILY FUN: Tickets only $15

5 DRAGONS & MYTHICAL BEASTS (Presented with the support of Jim & Pat Thyen) Sunday, March 26, 2023 at 3:30 p.m. OLIVIER AWARD 2022 NOMINATED FOR “BEST FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT” Calling all brave heroes! Step into a magical world of myth and legend in this fantastic new show for the whole family. Uncover a myriad of dark secrets and battle some of the most magnificent monsters and terrifying beasts to ever walk the earth. Discover the colossal Stone Troll, the mysterious Indrik and Japanese Baku; the tooth fairy (not as sweet as you might think), an adorable unicorn and a majestic griffin. Take your place among legendary heroes, but don’t awaken the Dragon… This Olivier Award-nominated show comes to the United States straight from the West End, from the creators of the international hit Dinosaur World Live, who bring spectacular puppets to life. Don’t miss this spellbinding new adventure, live on stage!

The Main Stage, Backstage and Family Fun shows take place at the Jasper Arts Center, 951 College Avenue, adjacent to the University of Vincennes – Jasper campus. Performances of the Live at the Astra series take place at the Astra Theater in downtown Jasper. Artists and dates are subject to change. For more information on programs offered by Jasper Community Arts, call (812) 482-3070 or visit www.jasperarts.org. Jasper Community Arts is a service of the Town of Jasper. This season is made possible, in part, by grants from Friends of the Arts, Inc., Dubois County Tourism, Indiana Arts Commission, Southwest Indiana Arts Council, and from the National Endowment for the Arts.