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Into the Wild on April 5


Get ready for an adventure! Lee Kinstle GM invites you to experience a day with Jack Hanna at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Van Wert on Saturday, April 5 at 3:00 PM. Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild takes viewers on excursions around the world through the eyes of America’s most beloved animal adventurer and his family. More than just a collection of animal escapades, Into the Wild provides insight into the protection and conservation of some of our planet’s most precious and endangered species. Into the Wild is unscripted and action packed – it takes you on a raucous ride, leaving you with a renewed appreciation for all creatures, great and small.

"Jungle Jack"  will amaze all ages with animal friends he brings to the Niswonger stage: a young cheetah, wallaby, fennec fox, kangaroo, python, lynx, penguin, alligator, and many more.

Event entertainment provided by The Atomic Sharks in the Niswonger Lobby before the show at 2:00 PM. Bring the children early and be entertained by the island sounds of this Kid-Friendly Jimmy Buffet style musical sensation. Sponsored by Dr. Thomas V. Wilkin DVM of The Animal Clinic of Van Wert and First Federal of Van Wert, The Atomic Sharks will be playing their own music and will also provide a mini-workshop on playing the Ukelele! Prepare to be amazed before even entering the auditorium for the show! All ticketed patrons are invited to come early and take part in the fun. Listen to The Atomic Sharks. The Atomic Sharks are proud endorsers of Kala Brand ukuleles.  

Tickets for this day of adventure start at just $17. The Box Office is open Mon-Fri, Noon - 4 PM. The ONLINE Box Office is open 24 hours a With only 350 tickets remaining, tickets will not be available for long.

Jungle Jack Hanna is presented by Lee Kinstle GM Sales & Service. Supporting Sponsors are Dark Horse Productions, Mohr Smiles Dentistry, Inc, Your Lima Hometown Stations, and grants from The Paulding-Putnam Electric Cooperative, Walmart, and Midwest Electric, Inc.


Win An American Girl Doll at the Cinderella Ballet

The beauty, splendor, elegance and grace of the Russian Ballet is coming to the Niswonger on Tuesday, January 21 at 7:30 PM. Performed by the refined and revered State Ballet Theatre of Russia, the fine art of the dance and the beauty of the score have made this performance a time honored treasure. As part of the evening's enjoyment, the American Girl Of The Year Doll, Isabelle, will be given away to a lucky recipient. Entries can be submitted by ticketed guests in the lobby prior to the 7:30 performance. The winner will be drawn and announced from stage at intermission. Experience the flawless precision of the disciplined Russian ballet performers and take a chance at winning an American Girl of your own on Tuesday, January 21 at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center.

TICKETS for the performance are on sale now and range from $22-$37. The Niswonger Box Office is open Monday-Friday, Noon - 4 PM and located at 10700 SR 118 South, Van Wert, OH. Tickets can also be purchased online 24/7 at NPACVW.ORG.

Cinderella is presented by Family Medicine Associates, Inc, Season Sponsor Statewide Ford, and Supporting Sponsor The Henkle Insurance Agency, The Motorist Insurance Group.