St. Petersburg, Fla. (Jan. 11, 2017) – Jack Hanna, one of the most visible and respected ambassadors between the human and animal worlds, brings Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live to The Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts – Mahaffey Theater Sunday, Jan. 22 at 3 p.m.
Recognized around the country as America’s favorite zookeeper, Hanna – Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium – has made countless television appearances since 1983 on shows such as Good Morning America, The Late Late Show with James Corden, Ellen and many more. When David Letterman retired in 2015, Jack Hanna had made more than 100 appearances on the show during its 30-year iconic late night run.
He won his fourth Daytime Emmy Award in 2016 for his TV series Into the Wild.
Hanna travels the globe talking to people about the countless wonders of the animal kingdom, and the importance of zoological parks in the conservation and restoration of species.
He is an active supporter of Partners In Conservation, the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project, the SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Conservation Fund and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. He is also a professional fellow of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
Tickets are $29.50, $39.50 and $47.50, and may be purchased online at themahaffey.com, charge by phone at 727.893.7832 or in person at The Mahaffey Theater Box Office. The Mahaffey Box Office is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday or at least 90 minutes prior to any ticketed event.
The Mahaffey Theater
The Mahaffey Theater, under the management of Big3 Entertainment, is one of Tampa Bay’s top-rated performing arts venues. Home to the Florida Orchestra, The Mahaffey hosts top-quality national and international artists and performances – Broadway, pop, rock, comedy, dance, classical and interactive engagements and exhibitions.
Located in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, the 2,031-seat cultural jewel boasts spectacular waterfront views and is located only minutes away from white sandy beaches and world-renowned museums. Additionally, the theater supports the highly successful Class Acts program, which enables school children to experience the performing arts through in-theater performances as well as in-school outreach and extension programs.
The Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts
Founded as a 501(c)3 nonprofit in 2009, The Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts is dedicated to the success and future of The Mahaffey Theater and to the notion that through diverse programing and patron membership support, performing arts should be enjoyed by all of St. Petersburg’s citizens. It’s your theater!
The Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts is committed to supporting and presenting all genres of the performing arts at The Mahaffey Theater, funding arts education for school children through the Class Acts performance series and providing its member patrons with unequaled services, entertainment and cultural experiences.