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McKendree presents 2016-2017


United States Air Force Band of Mid-America - SOLD OUT!United States Air Force Band of Mid-America

Wednesday, December 7, 2016, @ 7:30 p.m. - SOLD OUT!

Thursday, December 8, 2016, @7:30 p.m. - SOLD OUT!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016, @ 7:30 p.m.


The popular holiday concert by the musical ambassadors of Headquarters Air Mobility Command at Scott Air Force Base is a perennial Hett favorite!


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Russian National Ballet Theatre: Chopiniana / Romeo and Juliet - SOLD OUT!Russian National Ballet Theatre: Chopiniana / Romeo and Juliet - SOLD OUT!

Sunday, January 8, 2017, @ 7:30 p.m.


The enchanting music of Chopin and Tchaikovsky and the story of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers is interpreted by exquisite dancing, colorful costumes and the courtly elegance of Imperial Russia.

Sponsored by Mr. Randy Wells


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Play Arrival (2016) Video TrailerArrival
(2016)

Sunday, January 22, 2017, @ 3:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.


A linguist recruited by the military tries to communicate with aliens which have suddenly arrived at various locations on Earth. Rated PG-13; 1 hour, 56 min.

Sponsored by The Leon and Helen Church Family Foundation

$5 Admission

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Play The Improvised Shakespeare Company VideoThe Improvised Shakespeare Company

Thursday, January 26, 2017, @ 7:30 p.m.


Based on one audience member’s suggestion, the cast—having brushed up on its “thees” and “thous”—creates a fully improvised play in Elizabethan style. Each play is completely unplanned, unrehearsed and therefore entirely new!

“Consistently hilarious” – The Chicago Reader

Sponsored by Country Financial Country Financial Logo

$18 Adult, $15 Senior, $10 Student/Child, McKendree University Students FREE!

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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. Meticulously researched and lovingly recreated, track for track, note for note – LIVE!

Sponsored by TheBank of Edwardsville The Bank of Edwardsville logo

$26 Adult, $22 Senior, $10 Student/Child, McKendree University Students FREE!

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Play Do the Right Thing (1989) Video Trailer
Do the Right Thing (1989)

Black History Month Festival

Thursday, 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.  Rated R; 2 hours.

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

 

 

Play Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia: Brown Bear, Brown Bear and Other Tresured Stories VideoMermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia: Brown Bear, Brown Bear and Other Treasured Stories

Saturday, February 11, 2017, @ 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.


An imaginative blend of puppetry and striking scenic effects bring to life children’s storybook favorites by Eric Carle, including The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me.

Sponsored by Dr. Frank Spreng and Mrs. Jane Spreng

$15 Adult, $12 Senior, $5 Student/Child, McKendree University Students FREE!

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Play Dear White People (2014) Video TrailerDear White People (2014)

Black History Month Festival

Thursday, February 23, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m.


A campus culture wear between blacks and whites at a predominantly white school comes to a head when the staff of a humor magazine stages an offensive Halloween party.  Rated R; 1 hour, 48 min.

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

 


Play Le Vent du Nord (Canada) VideoArts Midwest World Fest: Le Vent du Nord (Canada)

Friday, February 24, 2017, @ 7:30 p.m.


Considered a driving force in progressive folk music, the Canadian musicians infuse their traditional Québécois repertoire with a breath of fresh air in catchy songs and innovative arrangements. Their February 19-24 residency in the community ends with a public concert at the Hett as part of the 10-state World Fest event.St. Louis Arts Experience

$5, McKendree University Students FREE!

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Play Moonlight (2016) Video TrailerMoonlight
(2016)

Tuesday, February 28, 2017, @ 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. Rated R; 1 hour, 50 min.

Sponsored by The Leon and Helen Church Family Foundation


FREE!

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Play Dailey & Vincent VideoDailey & Vincent

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).

“What a great sound. Not since the Louvin Brothers has music touched me this deep. I expect them to go all the way to the top and stay there.” – Dolly Parton

“Dailey & Vincent make my ear hairs curl and my toes curl. Their name is on the lips of everyone in the know, as far as I’m concerned.” – Bruce Hornsby

$22 Adult, $18 Senior, $10 Student/Child, McKendree University Students FREE!

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the Idea Labthe idea lab

Tuesday, March 7, 2017, @ 7:30 p.m.


Modeled after the hugely popular TED Talks (Technology, Entertainment, Design), this event will bring together a group of informative and performative speakers for one night of fascinating talks and ideas.


$5 Public, McKendree University Students FREE

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Play La La Land (2016) Video TrailerLa La Land
(2016)

Sunday, April 9, 2016, @3:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.


A contemporary musical starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling centers on the relationship between a jazz musician and an aspiring actress. $5 admission. Rated PG-13; 2 hours, 8 min.

Sponsored by The Leon and Helen Church Family Foundation


$5 Admission

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Play Elizabeth Gilbert VideoElizabeth Gilbert

Wednesday, April 12, 2017, @ 7:30 p.m.


Author Elizabeth Gilbert has been a finalist for both the PEN/Hemingway Award and the National Book Award. Her blockbuster, Eat, Pray, Love, spent 57 weeks at #1 on The New York Times Bestseller List.

Sponsored by Betty H. Ford and the late Col. William Ford

$10 Public, McKendree University Students FREE

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Play Parsons Dance VideoParsons Dance

Tuesday, April 25, 2017, @ 7:30 p.m.


One of the great creators of contemporary dance in America, David Parsons’ New York company is universally hailed for its athleticism, joyfulness and technical skill. Parsons Dance is artful, entertaining, sexy and smart. Uplifting, vibrant, accessible and exciting modern dance!


“One of modern dance’s greatest living dance-makers” – New York Magazine

Sponsored by Mr. Gary Graham and Mrs. Lucia K. Graham

$22 Adult, $18 Senior, $10 Student/Child, McKendree University Students FREE!

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