VTA and Five Rivers Metroparks Announce 2017-2018 NAT GEO LIVE! Speakers

VTA and Five Rivers Metroparks Announce 2017-2018 NAT GEO LIVE! Speakers

Victoria Theatre Association (VTA) and Five Rivers MetroParks' announce speakers for 2017-2018 Nat Geo Live! Series. Held at the historic Victoria Theatre, Nat Geo Live is a three-part speaker series showcasing the world through the eyes of explorers, photographers, and filmmakers. The 2017-2018 series featuresMIREYA MAYOR: PINK BOOTS AND A MACHETE, BERTIE GREGORY: WILD_LIFE, and TERRY VIRTS:VIEW FROM ABOVE. Season Tickets for the newly added Sunday 2 p.m. and Monday 7 p.m. shows are on sale now and can be purchased at Ticket Center Stage Box Office or by calling 937-228-3630 and (toll-free) 888-228-3630.

"Our National Geographic Live Series presentations have been selling out this season," says Ken Neufeld- VTA President & CEO. "To meet the growing demand, we have added a second presentation on Sunday afternoons, so more of Dayton can enjoy an intimate look at our world through the eyes of National Geographic's explorers, photographers, and filmmakers."

Season Tickets start at just $66 and are on sale now. Current Season Tickets can renew their tickets and those interested in becoming a Season Ticket Holder can do so at Ticket Center Stage or by calling 937-228-3630 or (toll-free) at 888-228-3630.

For more information about Victoria Theatre Association's 2017-2018 season, visit www.victoriatheatre.com.

2017-2018 National Geographic Live Series Speakers

MIREYA MAYOR: PINK BOOTS AND A MACHETE

January 28 & 29, 2018 - Victoria Theatre

MIREYA MAYOR's life has been a wild ride. As a former Miami Dolphins cheerleader, Fulbright scholar, television correspondent - currently star of Nat Geo WILD's Wild Nights ­- and field biologist who discovered a new species of lemur in Madagascar, she energizes audiences everywhere. Join her for an evening of adventure to celebrate her newNational Geographic book, Pink Boots and a Machete.

BERTIE GREGORY: WILD_LIFE

February 18 & 19, 2018 - Victoria Theatre

Whether camping with coastal wolves on Vancouver Island's epic coast, pursuing peregrine falcons along the rooftops of London, trading underwater bubbles with sea otters, or filming leopards in the night streets of Mumbai, BERTIE GREGORY captures the essence of what it means to coexist peacefully - with respect and humor - alongside the magnificent creatures of the natural world. Follow along with him in his humorous, adventurous, eye-opening quest to get as close to and discover more about animals in their natural environments‚ urban or

otherwise, as anyone photographing animals today. Bertie starred in National Geographic's wildly successful first digital series, which premiered fall 2016.

TERRY VIRTS: VIEW FROM ABOVE

March 11 & 12, 2018 - Victoria Theatre

TERRY VIRTS knew he wanted to be an astronaut as a kindergartener reading his first book about the Apollo missions. He has logged over 5,300 flight hours in more than 40 different aircraft, including the F-16 "Viper" and the Space Shuttle. On February 8, 2010 he made his first spaceflight as pilot of the Space Shuttle Endeavor on a mission to deliver the now famous Cupola, which provides astronauts with a 360-degree view of the International Space Station (ISS) and our planet. In March of 2015, Terry assumed command of the ISS and spent 200 days in space on the third longest continuous space mission of any NASA astronaut. From space, Terry also explored his other calling - photography. He has a unique perspective about the earth having taken more photos from space than any other astronaut.

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