JCA announces the 2021-22 performing arts season

By the herald’s staff

JASPER – Jasper Community Arts has unveiled the featured artists for its upcoming 2021-22 season. Twelve performances will be presented, most of which will take place at the Jasper Arts Center and a few at the historic Astra Theater. The 2021-22 JCA season will run from September 2021 to April 2022. Customers who had purchased tickets in previous seasons should expect to receive a season guide in the mail within the next two weeks.

Jasper Community Arts offers patrons 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 2019-2020 season will be able to renew their subscription (s) from July 7. New season tickets can be purchased from August 2 and individual tickets can be purchased from August 16.

From August 16, individual tickets will be available for purchase online at www.jasperarts.org. Customers do not need to purchase an entire series to order tickets, but JCA recommends that you purchase your tickets in advance due to demand. Single tickets are filled on a first come, first served basis, so interested customers should order single tickets as soon as possible.

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

• In person. Visit the Arts Wing at Thyen-Clark Cultural Center, 100 3rd Avenue, Suite A, Jasper, IN 47546

• By email. Use the order form inside the seasons guide and send it to the above address

• By telephone. Call the box office at 812-482-3070

• Online. Visit www.jasperarts.org to order individual tickets

BIG PACKAGE: $ 225 / adult, $ 210 / senior, $ 150 / student

The twelve performances at the best price per ticket.

MAIN SCENE SERIES: $ 145 / adult, $ 136 / senior, $ 124 / student

Featuring five headlining artists, the Main Stage series features a wide selection of world-class artists.

BRAND WILL (Presented with the support of Kimball International)

Saturday October 9, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

Grand Ole Opry Member | Multi-Platinum | Sixteen Singles Billboard Charting | ACM winner

Mark Wills has captivated fans and listeners for over two decades. He achieved his first chart success at the age of 23 and has maintained a longevity in the music business that many artists can only dream of. Its mission is to create country music full of depth and meaningful substance to create lasting memories through words.


Saturday, November 20, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

What will become of young Hamlet? That is the question! A fast-paced, funny, and 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 could go wrong? In the mind of Shakespeare himself, RSC performances sometimes contain vulgar language and slight innuendo. Some content may not be suitable for children under 13.


Sunday December 12, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

Created by 2009 Irish Dancing World Champion Scott Doherty and Irish world touring musician Chris Smith, Christmas In Killarney combines the excitement of Irish dancing with the harmonies of traditional Christmas classics. The creative team includes Broadway director Jeff Whiting, Emmy-winning set designer Jason Ardizzone-West, arranger Gary Lensenmayer, costume designer Sarah Cubbage and New York-based lighting designer Aaron Porter. Set in Killarney, Ireland in the late 1920s, Christmas In Killarney shows what it means to celebrate Christmas the ‘Irish’ way, from which many of our own Christmas traditions originate. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see what will become a holiday classic.


Saturday January 22, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

Collision of Rhythm is a duo of classical tap virtuoso Aaron Williams and keynote speaker Bronkar Lee. Although there are only two of them, they fill the stage like an ensemble of 12 people would, moving from instrument to instrument with a high level of skill and diversity. What is created is a richly explosive experience like nothing else – rhythm-centric, but also full of melodic movement and dynamic depth. Featuring drums, tap dancing, rhythmic juggling, marimba, piano, saxophone, flute and more, the show has been described as “Stomp meets Blue Man meets Cirque du Soleil”.


Saturday April 23, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

From the brilliant minds of improvisation legend Colin Mochrie and master hypnotist Asad Mecci, here is an all-new mind-blowing, mind-blowing and mind-blowing show where 20 volunteers are mesmerized on stage, reduced to five of the best who improve stages with Colin Mochrie from television while they are still under hypnosis. What can go wrong? Come see for yourself!

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.


Saturday 23 October 2021, 7:30 p.m.

Roots’ powerful duo, The Small Glories, is made up of Cara Luft and JD Edwards, a tour de force musical partnership established in the Canadian Prairies. Reunited purely by accident for a birthday show at Winnipeg’s venerable West End Cultural Center, The Small Glories could almost fool you into fate. With an on-stage joke that strikes a unique balance between slapstick and sermon, these seasoned singer-songwriters have a way of making time disappear, venues shrink, and audiences feel like they’re on stage with the band – in writing songs, songs, performing songs. It’s not uncommon for listeners to find themselves laughing, dancing, crying, or getting caught up in a good old song together.


Saturday February 5, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

The Ulysses String Quartet has been praised for its “texture versatility”, “grave beauty” and “soft cover of color” (The Strad) as well as “eager enthusiasm … [with] chops to support their passion ”and a“ vibrant sound ”(San Diego Story). The group’s name pays homage to the hero of Homer Ulysses and his 10-year return journey. Additionally, the quartet live near the resting place of former US President Ulysses S. Grant in Upper Manhattan. The Ulysses String Quartet strongly believes in the power of music to inspire, enlighten and bring people together. The quartet is committed to sharing this passion by increasing access to and appreciation for classical music while improving audience engagement.


Saturday March 5, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

One of NPR Alt.Latino’s four 2018 selections for New Spring Music, Eleanor Dubinsky is a “multilingual musician who can capture the emotions and soul of a community in one song.” (Félix Contreras). Singer, guitarist and cellist, Dubinsky writes and performs in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese. His presentation of original songs alongside his band (drums, bass, guitar, keyboards, percussion / backing vocals) is a captivating mix of world rhythms, jazz and pop music with a frank emotional writing. In the words of Tom Pryor (Songlines, Afropop), expect “a joyful, uplifting and deeply generous performance … music as medicine for your soul.”

LIVE AT ASTRA: $ 64 / adult, $ 38 / student

Three lively performances will be presented at the Astra Theater in downtown Jasper.

LUCA STRICAGNOLI (Presented with the support of MasterBrand Cabinets, Inc.)

Saturday November 6, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

With his music videos exceeding 100 million views and bookings around the world, Luca Stricagnoli is considered one of the most interesting acoustic guitarists in the world. Using up to five guitars in one room, modified capos, and self-designed ploys, Luca continually leaves his audience in awe and wondering what the next step is for the aspiring guitarist. In addition to his musical abilities, Luca brings an enthusiastic energy to the stage that makes him a true artist.


Saturday February 19, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

Gina Chavez mixes the sounds of the Americas with tension and grace. 12-time Austin Music Award winner, including 2019 Vocalist and 2015 Austin Musician of the Year, Gina explores the true meaning of “Americana” as she and her five-piece group take audiences on an energetic journey across Latin America and beyond. Gina’s music is deeply personal. His passionate collection of bilingual songs spanning cumbia, rumba and soul takes audiences on a journey to discover their Latin roots through music. His bilingual album, Up.Rooted, topped the Amazon and Latin iTunes charts after reporting on NPR’s All Things Considered, and his Tiny Desk concert has been viewed over 900,000. His national television debut is now airing on stations. PBS across the United States

SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKS (Presented with the support of the German American Bank)

Saturday March 19, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

The Southern Fried Chicks are out of the coop for a night on the town. The new Cage-Free Comedy Tour features new stories, music, audience participation, song, dance, and a multimedia show that your audience is sure to enjoy. Since debuting their hour-long comedy special on CMT, this most lucrative female comedy tour has taken place in venues filled with people and laughter. Life and love in America has never been so fun as when these headliners take the stage. Think Blue Collar Comedy Tour with better hair and a bigger attitude!

FAMILY FUN: All tickets only $ 10

Stretch and twist during this fun performance for the whole family!


Saturday, September 18, 2021, 3:30 p.m.

Catch a concert at Downward Dog! Beloved recording artist and children’s yoga educator Bari Koral presents Yogapalooza! Bari and his excellent band will take children and families on an adventure of rock music and movement. Together we will learn popular yoga poses with a dancing bear, pop like popcorn, ‘sleep’ like a pony in the barn, fly like rockets, run with a gingerbread man and much more during as we dance, stretch, sing and perform for The Award Winning Songs of Bari. Based on the TV show created and hosted by Bari Koral, Yogapalooza is an interactive concert filled with good times.

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