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McKendree presents 2013-2014


Callie CrossleyCallie Crossley
: Distinguished Speaker Series

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m.

The distinguished journalist and radio host from Boston speaks across the nation on topics of race, gender, politics and the media. Crossley is McKendree’s Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow from the Council of Independent Colleges.

FREE!


Tickets on Sale - September 3, 2014
 Distinguished Speaker Series

 


 


Neil Berg’s 101 Years of BroadwayNeil Berg’s 101 Years of Broadway

Wednesday, September 24, 2014, @ 7:30 p.m. Just Added!
Thursday, September 25, 2014, @ 7:30 p.m. Sold Out!


Back by popular demand with an all new show! This musical revue of celebrated hits features a dazzling cast of five Broadway stars, accompanied by an all-star New York band. Broadway composer and producer Neil Berg guides the audience through the evening, contributing fascinating anecdotes about the shows and songs themselves.

Sponsored by Lynn, David, Sharon and Gerry Cornell

$26 adult, $22 senior, $10 student/child

Tickets on Sale - September 3, 2014 Performance Series

 


 


Persepolis (2007): Film Art SeriesPersepolis
(2007): Film Art Series

Tuesday, September 30, 2014, @ 7:00 p.m.

Animated film adaptation of Marjane Satrapi’s bestselling autobiography, a coming-of-age story of a precocious, outspoken young girl growing up in revolutionary Iran. Rated PG-13; 96 min.

The 2014-2015 Film Art Series explores the art of communication with four award-winning films. An informal audience discussion follows each screening. Some films contain adult themes or language and may not be appropriate for everyone.

Sponsored by The Leon and Helen Church Family Foundation


FREE!


Film Art Series

 

 


Christine Brewer with Craig Terry and Hugh RussellChristine Brewer with Craig Terry and Hugh Russell

Sunday, October 5, 2014, @ 3:00 p.m.

Happy 200th Birthday, Lebanon! The Hett offers a special treat to celebrate the city’s bicentennial, as our own hometown superstar soprano returns for a special recital with friends Craig Terry (piano), associate conductor of the Chicago Lyric Opera, and Hugh Russell (baritone).

Sponsored by Mike and Kay Gauble

$26 adult, $22 senior, $10 student/child

Tickets on Sale - September 3, 2014 Performance Series

 

 


Sterling Bank’s Masters Series: Brian Owens and the Music of Marvin GayeSterling Bank’s Masters Series: Brian Owens and the Music of Marvin Gaye


Sunday, October 19, 2014, @ 3:00 p.m.

Members of the Saint Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra join the phenomenally talented Brian Owens to bring his popular Masters Series to the Hett. Hear the beloved and soulful music of the legendary Marvin Gaye like you’ve never heard it before.

Sponsored by George Obernagel

$15 adult, $12 senior, $5 student/child

Tickets on Sale - September 3, 2014 Performance Series

 

 


Classic Albums Live: Abbey RoadClassic Albums Live: Abbey Road


Friday, October 24, 2014, @ 7:30 p.m.

Not a tribute band, but world class musicians playing one of the world’s greatest albums – track for track, note for note, meticulously researched and lovingly recreated, live! Hear some of the Beatles’ greatest hits, such as “Come Together,” “Here Comes the Sun” and “Something” in a one-of-a-kind concert experience.

Sponsored by the McKendree Alumni Association

$22 adult, $18 senior, $10 student/child

Tickets on Sale - September 3, 2014 Performance Series

 

 


Marjane Satrapi: Distinguished Speaker SeriesMarjane Satrapi:
Distinguished Speaker Series

Monday, October 27, 2014, @ 7:30 p.m.

The Iranian born graphic novelist and filmmaker rose to international prominence with her acclaimed autobiographical work, “Persepolis.”

FREE!

Tickets on Sale - September 3, 2014 Distinguished Speaker Series

 

 


The King’s Speech (2010): Film Art SeriesThe King’s Speech
(2010): Film Art Series

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, @ 7:00 p.m.

The story of Britain’s George VI who unexpectedly ascends to the throne and must overcome a great obstacle to be the king his country needs. Rated R; 118 min.

The 2014-2015 Film Art Series explores the art of communication with four award-winning films. An informal audience discussion follows each screening. Some films contain adult themes or language and may not be appropriate for everyone.

Sponsored by The Leon and Helen Church Family Foundation


FREE!

Film Art Series

 

 


Saint Louis Symphony MondaysSaint Louis Symphony Mondays

Monday, November 17, 2014, @ 7:30 p.m.

An exquisite concert experience features smaller chamber ensembles of Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra musicians.

FREE!

Tickets on Sale - September 3, 2014 Performance Series

 

 

 

Cantus: All is CalmCantus: All is Calm

Sunday, November 30, 2014, @ 7:30 p.m.

Recall the remarkable events of December 1914, when German and Allied soldiers met in no man’s land for a Christmas truce in the midst of World War I. Using new arrangements of European carols and war songs for a cappella voices, Cantus returns to the Hett, joined by the actors of Theatre Latte Da, to bring this moving moment in history to life.

Sponsored by Dr. Betsy Gordon

$22 adult, $18 senior, $10 student/child

Tickets on Sale - September 3, 2014 Performance Series

 

 


United States Air Force Band of Mid-AmericaUnited States Air Force Band of Mid-America

Monday, December 8, 2014, @ 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014, @ 7:30 p.m.

The popular holiday concert by the musical ambassadors of Headquarters Air Mobility Command at Scott Air Force Base returns on two nights again this year. Always a crowd favorite!

FREE!

Tickets on Sale - September 3, 2014 Performance Series

 

 


Russian National Ballet Theatre: Swan LakeRussian National Ballet Theatre: Swan Lake


Saturday, January 3, 2015, @ 7:30 p.m.

A lavish production of the magical tale of Odette, full of courtly splendor, celebrates Russia’s great national ballet heritage. The instantly recognizable music of Tchaikovsky is set against the wonderfully dark story of good against evil in one of the most famous and beloved of all ballets.

Sponsored by Mrs. Betty Ford

$22 adult, $18 senior, $10 student/child

Tickets on Sale - September 3, 2014 Performance Series

 

 


Shakepeare in Love (1998): Film Art SeriesShakepeare in Love (1998): Film Art Series

Thursday, January 22, 2015, @ 7:00 p.m.

Witty, beautiful and deliciously romantic—an irresistible comedy. Rated R; 123 min.

The 2014-2015 Film Art Series explores the art of communication with four award-winning films. An informal audience discussion follows each screening. Some films contain adult themes or language and may not be appropriate for everyone.

Sponsored by The Leon and Helen Church Family Foundation

FREE!

 

Film Art Series

 

 


The 5 Browns - SOLD OUT!The 5 Browns - SOLD OUT!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015, @ 7:30 p.m.

The Julliard School’s own quintet of siblings bring orchestral works to life as never heard before, performing individually or in combinations from duo to complex five-piano arrangements. Three sisters and two brothers, on 440 keys and 45 feet of piano, will dazzle you with their amazing virtuosity.

Sponsored by Country Financial

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Paul F. Tompkins: Distinguished Speaker SeriesPaul F. Tompkins:
Distinguished Speaker Series

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Panel Discussion @ 6:00 p.m.

Stand-up Comedy @ 8:30 p.m.


The comedian, writer and actor will join a moderated discussion about self-marketing in the digital age and perform a stand-up comedy set afterward. He is a veteran of such shows as “Mr. Show” and “Real Time with Bill Maher” and is a regular on the “Comedy Bang Bang” TV show and podcast.

$10 adult, $8 senior, $5 student/child

Tickets on Sale - September 3, 2014 Distinguished Speaker Series

 

 


All the President's Men (1976): Film Art SeriesAll the President's Men
(1976): Film Art Series

Tuesday, March 3, 2015, @ 7:00 p.m.

Part detective story, part conspiracy thriller. Two young reporters run down a story that could change the country forever. Rated R; 138 min.

The 2014-2015 Film Art Series explores the art of communication with four award-winning films. An informal audience discussion follows each screening. Some films contain adult themes or language and may not be appropriate for everyone.

Sponsored by The Leon and Helen Church Family Foundation

FREE!

 

Film Art Series

 

 


John Lithgow: Stories By HeartJohn Lithgow: Stories By Heart


Wednesday, March 4, 2013, @ 7:30 p.m.

The Hett is thrilled to present the extraordinary John Lithgow in his critically acclaimed, one-man theatrical memoir. Following triumphant appearances at Lincoln Center and London’s National Theatre, the Oscar, Emmy, Tony and Golden Globe winning actor is taking his show on the road.

Sponsored by theBank of Edwardsville

$35 adult, $28 senior, $15 student/child

Tickets on Sale - September 3, 2014 Performance Series

 

 


MummenschanzMummenschanz

Wednesday, March 11, 2015, @ 7:30 p.m.

Mummenschanz has enchanted audiences of all ages for over 40 years. Without words and using ordinary materials such as toilet paper, white sheets, foam and recycled junk, this famous Swiss performance troupe has captivated audiences worldwide with its surreal, comic universe. A playful and uniquely memorable experience!

Sponsored by Country Financial

$15 adult, $12 senior, $5 student/child

Tickets on Sale - September 3, 2014 Performance Series

 

 


Saint Louis Symphony MondaysSaint Louis Symphony Mondays

Monday, March 30, 2015, @ 7:30 p.m.

An exquisite concert experience features smaller chamber ensembles of Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra musicians.

FREE!

Tickets on Sale - September 3, 2014 Performance Series

 

 

 

St. Louis Brass BandSt. Louis Brass Band

Sunday, April 12, 2015, @ 3:00 p.m.

Twenty-eight professional brass and percussion performers bring the sound of the traditional English brass band to the Hett. The group has been ranked among the top 200 brass bands in the world. When they are not performing, the musicians work as college students, teachers, doctors and in other career fields.

FREE!

Tickets on Sale - September 3, 2014 Performance Series

 

 


Carl Bernstein: Distinguished Speaker SeriesCarl Bernstein
:
Distinguished Speaker Series

Wednesday, April 15, 2015, @ 7:30 p.m.

The journalist and his colleague Bob Woodward broke the political news story of the century, the Watergate scandal, which won The Washington Post a Pulitzer Prize. He is a bestselling author and frequent contributor to CNN and other news outlets.

FREE!

Tickets on Sale - September 3, 2014 Distinguished Speaker Series

 

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