- $15 for one ticket to Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild (up to $23 value)
- When: Monday, February 16, at 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m., or 3:30 p.m.
- Where: State Theatre
- Seating: mid balcony, upper balcony, or gallery
- Door time: one hour before showtime
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees
- Click here to view the seating chart
Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild
With his trademark khaki safari outfit, inviting Tennessee twang, and enormous collection of furry, feathered, and reptilian friends, “Jungle Jack” Hanna is a household name for most animal lovers. The famed director emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has kept audiences enamored and talk-show hosts bewildered since 1981. Taking a reprieve from hosting the Emmy-winning Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown, letting snakes loose on Good Morning America, and pestering David Letterman with lemurs, Jack brings his adventure program, Into the Wild, onto the stage for an awe-inspiring and educational safari for all ages.
Showcasing an easygoing manner and a diehard passion for his craft, Jack escorts enchanted audiences through a multimedia, multispecies travelogue of his wildlife escapades, which have taken him from Rwanda’s rainforests to Australia’s savannas. The gifted raconteur pairs vivid anecdotes with never-before-seen footage of his encounters with nature’s most adorable and dangerous critters, and in doing so, raises awareness of the world’s endangered species.
The highlight of every one of Jack’s appearances is always the amazing creatures he brings to the stage, and this show promises an ark of awe, gasps, and creepy-crawlies. The roster of animals at Jack’s program is subject to change, but past appearances have included a bald eagle, a python, a sloth, and a snickering Australian kookaburra bird.
State Theatre New Jersey
The State Theatre New Jersey was saved, as its website states, from "the ravages of time." Built in 1921 as a vaudeville and silent-film palace, the venue fell on hard times in the 1970s. In 2003, however, a $3 million renovation restored the State Theatre New Jersey to much of its original glory, as crews painstakingly rehabbed the ornamental plaster, terracotta exterior, and actor holding cells. Inside the theater, a stunning chandelier sparkles more brightly than ever below the venue's signature dome.