Take a Walk on the Wild Side

Written By: 
Julie Flanagan

Beloved animal ambassador Jack Hanna brings his experiences to the stage

PHOTO: Jack Hanna will take the stage at The Calvin Gilmore Theater on February 8 for a live stage adaptation of his television show. 

Jack Hanna has been delighting animal lovers for years. His passion for animals started from a young age when he was growing up on the family farm, volunteering for the family’s veterinarian when he was just 11. He even got in trouble while attending college in Ohio for keeping ducks in his dorm room and a donkey in a shed behind his fraternity house.

His Emmy-winning Into the Wild television show takes viewers on excursions all over the world. While the show has plenty of amazing animal antics, it also provides insight into the conservation and protection of some of the planet’s most endangered species. Hanna is known for the many appearances he has made since the early 1980s on shows like Good Morning America and the Late Show with David Letterman. Hanna currently serves as the Director Emeritus of the famed Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.

Hanna will be bringing the excitement and education to the stage at the Calvin Gilmore Theater this February. Into the Wild Live! is great for fans of all ages. The stage show is a live adaptation of the television show, so you can expect to see amazing clips of animals in the wild and hear fascinating tales of adventures in almost every place on the planet—from the jungles of Rwanda to the savannas of Australia. From brushing a hippo’s teeth to dining with wombats, Jungle Jack really has done it all.

Though Hanna is an amazing storyteller, he just may be upstaged by some of his guests of the non-human variety. Live appearances by creatures like kangaroos, penguins and cheetahs are really what make this show so special. Take this chance to learn about these fascinating animals, as well as the work being done to protect them, and you’re sure to have an unforgettable experience.

Into the Wild Live!
3 p.m. Sunday, February 8
The Calvin Gilmore Theater, 8901 N. Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach
$52.70–$64.50
(843) 913-4000
http://www.thecarolinaopry.com/

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Photograph Courtesy of The Calvin Gilmore Theater