Jungle Jack Hanna Live at The Bushnell!

Hartford–Jack Hanna, who has been called “every person’s television zoologist,” brings his family friendly animal show to the Robinson & Cole Family Series in The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts’ Mortensen Hall on Sunday, June 11, 2006 at 3:00pm. Tickets are $35.00, and $25.00, and are available at The Bushnell Box Office, located at 166 Capitol Avenue in Hartford, or by calling 860-987-5900. Tickets are also available online at www.bushnell.org. Groups of 10 or more should call 860-987-5959.

Hanna, the Former Executive Director of the Columbus Zoo, gets rave-reviews from audiences of both young and old for his unique, entertaining and inspiring performances. This family friendly live show features many of Jungle Jack’s favorite animal friends, as well as fascinating and humorous stories and footage from his adventures around the world. This fun-filled performance is sure to amuse and delight!

He began to receive national attention after he became Director of the rundown Columbus Zoo in Columbus, Ohio in 1978. He not only transformed the zoo into a model facility, but through his media savvy, made the Columbus Zoo a household name. Through his nationally syndicated television show “Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures,” and hundreds of appearances on the “Late Show with David Letterman,” “Good Morning America” and “Larry King Live,” animal expert Jack Hanna has also become a household name. He has also appeared with his animal friends on the television shows “Hollywood Squares”, “The Maury Povich Show”, “Entertainment Tonight” and various news programs. In addition, Jack has written six books including his autobiography, “Monkeys on the Interstate” and several children’s books.

He serves as an ambassador of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and has been promoting the efforts of this attraction for 20 years. Hanna is a Professional Fellow of the American Zoo & Aquarium Association and a member of the Explorer’s Club. He is also an active supporter of Easter Seals and the Leukemia Society and serves on the boards of several educational institutions. While he takes all of his civic responsibilities seriously, he maintains that wildlife conservation is his true calling.
About The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts

The Bushnell is Connecticut’s premier performing arts center, hosting more than 450 events yearly, including major Broadway tours, symphony orchestras, family presentations, local arts and community events. In November 2001, The Bushnell completed a $45 million expansion project that added a second, 907-seat theater to the existing historic structure. The new, state-of-the-art performance hall allows for expanded arts, entertainment and community offerings. The Bushnell’s nationally-recognized arts-in-education program, PARTNERS (Partners in Arts and Education Revitalizing Schools), is a cross-community educational effort serving 27 schools in 10 districts throughout the Greater Hartford area. The Bushnell opened in January 1930 and is a non-profit organization. For more information, call The Bushnell at (860) 987-6000, The Bushnell Box Office at (860) 987-5900 or visit our website at www.bushnell.org.

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