We are excited to announce that ASTRA will be back in the CL Hoover Opera House for fall 2021 – 2022!  I’m sure you and your kids are excited, too!  Be sure to fill out the enrollment form for ASTRA 2021-2022


What is ASTRA?  OH  MY!  It’s a whole avenue of, theatre, music, dance, and performance!  Coupled with confidence building activities, structure, and better than a video game after school!  We have it all at ASTRA, just ask our ASTRA youth from past seasons, they can’t stop sharing!


How do I enroll my JCMS or Home School student?

  1. See the attached enrollment form for 2021 – 2022

  2. Send form to the CL Hoover Opera House or drop it off at Box Office:


135 W 7th Street

Junction City, KS 66441

  3. After we receive your enrollment form you will be notified with all the great details from Bussing from JCMS to the Opera House, to snacks, to classes and performances!


What time is ASTRA?

  1. ASTRA will be held weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

  2. We begin after school at approximately 3:15 p.m.

  3. The ASTRA youth will ride the assigned bus from JCMS to the Opera House

  4. Please note, if there is inclement weather and USD 475 cancels school, ASTRA WILL NOT BE HELD


What is provided?

  1. The kids will receive water and snacks when they arrive, and this seems to be one of the highlights of their day, THEY ARRIVE HUNGRY!

  2. The kids will have premier talent Directors to create the most up to date theatre experiences

Educational Director and Lead ASTRA Director, Melissa Ford

Director, Jackson Welsh

Assistant Director, Annelise Mock

Assistant Director, Jenna Bicklehaupt

3. A safe and secure environment for each of our youth

4. Educational and Theatre materials that provide growth and maturity within this program and for enhancement into their future


Please join us for another BIG YEAR as we perform MATILDA Jr November 2021


For more information contact:

Chris Heldstab, ASTRA Administrator             Melissa Ford, Educational Director/Lead Director-ASTRA

785-375-7351                                                    785-200-4171