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.


The 5 Browns - SOLD OUT!

The 5 Browns

Wednesday, February 4 @ 7:30 p.m. - SOLD OUT!

The Julliard School’s own quintet of siblings bring orchestral works to life as never heard before, performing individually or in combinations.

Performance Series



Paul F. Tompkins

Paul F. Tompkins

Thursday, February 26

Panel Discussion @ 6:00 p.m. - FREE!
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.

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 Panel Discussion - FREE!


Nicole HudsonModerator Nicole Hudson has spent her career applying digital strategy in industries ranging from Broadway to finance. Her six years on the business side of the nonprofit start-up the St. Louis Beacon have given her a front row seat for the transformation happening in local news and the opportunity that digital platforms bring. She is currently an independent consultant with clients ranging from government to small business to non-profits to entertainment. 

Travis SheridanTravis Sheridan is currently the executive director of Venture Café–St. Louis. His journey to that role included way too much education, working in positions for which he wasn’t entirely qualified, spending three years doing standup comedy, and deciding to throw away 15 years of personal brand equity to bail on California and establish roots in St. Louis. Travis likes to create situations that result in serendipitous collisions and hosts a monthly “boozestorming” session that encourages people to drink outside the box. Peek inside his brain at

Chris ReimerChris Reimer is an award-winning communications strategist, a humanist, and a student of human interaction. He is the author of the upcoming book Happywork, a business parable about the jobs we work, and the journey to teamwork, profit, and purpose. He founded Rizzo Tees, a t-shirt company headquartered in his basement. He went on to become possibly the only human alive who went from being a CPA and CFO to a marketing and communications strategist and a guest lecturer at Washington University. Join him on, or Tweet him at @ChrisReimer.

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

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

Tuesday, March 3 @ 7:00 p.m.

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

Film Art Series