The Hett Set to Kick Off Star-Studded Season with Superb September Lineup

(LEBANON, Ill., August 31, 2022) – The Hettenhausen Center for the Arts (the Hett) at McKendree University will be starting its 2022-2023 season by hosting three spectacular concerts this September. For tickets or more information on all shows, please visit or call the box office at (618) 537-6863.

Friday, Sept. 16, 7:30 p.m.: Philip Fortenberry, renowned pianist, makes his return to the Hett stage sharing styles that encompass a wide range of genres. Fortenberry was the pianist and associate conductor for the Broadway musical Rocky, and his critically-acclaimed solo cabaret concert, The Man at the Piano, continues to play to sold-out houses at Cabaret Jazz at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $31.25 for adults, $28.75 for seniors and $12.50 for youth.

Saturday, Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m.: ABBA Mania is a rock musical that will take audiences back in time to the disco era, featuring ABBA’s hits and all their signature costume changes, choreography and big studio sound. For lifelong fans or for those who haven’t had the opportunity to see ABBA live, this show is the perfect excuse to discover or relive the memories of the band that took over the disco world. Tickets are $37.50 for adults, $35 for seniors and $12.50 for youth.

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 7 p.m.: Navy Band Great Lakes Woodwind Quintet Fair Winds is a versatile woodwind ensemble with a repertoire consisting of classical, military marches and patriotic compositions. Comprised of professional musicians, Navy Band Great Lakes regularly performs for military engagements, public concerts, recitals and educational clinics for audiences throughout the Midwest. Admission is free for the public; however, tickets are still required.