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 Moonlight (2016) Video TrailerMoonlight (2016)
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 @ 3:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

This drama chronicles the life of a black gay youth from childhood to adulthood, as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough Miami neighborhood.

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Dailey & Vincent - SOLD OUT!Dailey & Vincent - SOLD OUT!
Thursday, March 2, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m.

The rock stars of bluegrass make their second appearance on the Hett stage. The duo have received multiple Entertainer of the Year Awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA).

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the Idea Lab

 the idea lab

TuesdayMarch 7, 2017, @ 7:30 p.m.

The rock stars of bluegrass make their second appearance on the Hett stage. The duo have received multiple Entertainer of the Year Awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA).

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Photo of Steve OlsherWhat Is The One Amazing Thing You Were Born To Do?

Author, TEDx presenter and workshop leader Steve Olsher helps you identify your strengths and limitations in order to cultivate a life of purpose, conviction and contribution.

 

Photo of Rachel ElsonSix Things to Do at a New Job.

Rachel Elson, assistant managing editor at Money Magazine, offers advice on negotiating a salary, saving money, taking advantage of freebies, becoming invaluable and learning from others.

 

Photo of Dr. Brian FrederkingHierarchies and Networks.

Political science professor Brian Frederking, Ph.D. presents a unique analysis of the presidential election and the current divisions in our country, according to those who prefer hierarchy and are threatened by networks, and vice versa.

Photo of Neem SerraBattling Unconscious Bias.

Learn the common vocabulary of bias and how it affects our perceptions, decisions and interactions, from software developer Neem Serra.

 

Photo of Danielle HarrisonThe Talk: And I’m Not Talking About Sex!

A non-threatening, fun yet challenging conversation about race with Saint Louis University High School faculty member Danielle Harrison.

 

Photo of Tress KurzymThe Creative Game of Life.

Theatre educator Tress Kurzym helps you assess your “CQ,” or creative quotient, and discuss the importance of 21st century skills.