Russel E. and Fern M. Hettenhausen Center for the Arts

"The Hett" is Southern Illinois' premier performing arts venue, presenting world class dance, drama, classical music and jazz. The 488-seat auditorium is located on the McKendree University campus in Lebanon, Illinois, 25 miles from St. Louis.


Play The Improvised Shakespeare Company VideoThe Improvised Shakespeare Co.
Thursday, January 26, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m.

Based on one audience member’s suggestion, the cast creates a fully improvised play in Elizabethan style. Each play is completely unplanned, unrehearsed and therefore entirely new.

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Play Classic Albums Live: Led Zeppelin II VideoClassic Albums Live: Led Zeppelin II
Thursday, February 2, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m.

After two sold-out shows, these professional studio musicians and vocalists are back to recreate another of rock’s greatest sounds—the thundering swagger of Led Zeppelin II.

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Play Do the Right Thing (1989) Video TrailerDo the Right Thing (1989)
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m.

In a predominantly black neighborhood, a pizzeria’s Italian actor-only Wall of Fame becomes a neighborhood flashpoint in this drama which focuses on the question of urban racism.

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