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.



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"We Shall Overcome" - A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King

Friday, February 22, 2019 @ 7:30 p.m.

Inspired by the words and actions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., this powerful, genre-defying show is filled with music, joy, and hope.

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Play the Third Coast Percussion Video

Third Coast Percussion

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 @ 10:00 a.m.
(School matinee: $5 child; for every 10 children, one FREE ticket for chaperone)
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Thursday, February 28, 2019 @ 7:30 p.m.

This Grammy-winning quartet has forged a musical path with virtuosic, energetic performances that celebrate the depth and breadth of possibilities in percussion.

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Cirque Éloize: Saloon

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 @ 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 @ 7:30 p.m. - SOLD OUT

Theatre and circus collide in Saloon, Cirque Éloize’s 11th original creation, inspired by a rich historical and musical heritage. The music of Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash mix with festive, folk-inspired compositions.

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