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.

 


COVID Update:
Effective immediately, the wearing of masks and face coverings indoors at McKendree University will be optional for everyone except in some specific settings. Face coverings may be required indoors, at the discretion of the artist, at certain public events. Protocols for these particular occasions will be clearly articulated in the event announcements.

 

 

 

Music of Lewis and Clark presented in partnership with The Sheldon

Music of Lewis and Clark presented in partnership with The Sheldon Band

Thursday, October 13 @ 10 a.m. (Arts Education; Recommended for K-8)


Following the amazing adventures of Lewis and Clark, with a musical journey from St. Louis, up the Missouri River, across the Rocky Mountains all the way to the Pacific Ocean!

Arts Education Series Generously Supported By: Ameren Illinois


Admission: Friends: $15 / Public: $18.75

Reduced Prices for Groups: Call the box offiffice at (618) 537-6863 to purchase tickets, priced at $5 per child; 1 free chaperone/ adult for every 10 tickets purchased.

 

Tickets on Sale - August 29 at Noon button  Arts Education Series

 

 

 

The United States Air Force of Mid-America Chamber Recital Series

The United States Air Force Band of Mid-America

Tuesday, October 25 @ 7:00 p.m.

Chamber Recital Series


The United States Air Force Band of Mid-America has a long history of entertaining the American public and promoting esprit de corps within the military. The unit strives to inspire the hearts and minds of our men and women serving around the world and to tell the Air Force story through the universal language of music. Each year, the Band of Mid-America performs for millions of people throughout a ten-state region from the upper peninsula of Michigan to Arkansas.


ADMISSION IS FREE FOR FRIENDS & THE PUBLIC. TICKETS ARE REQUIRED.

 

Tickets on Sale - August 29 at Noon button  Performance Series button

 

 

 

Vampire Circus

Homecoming Show

Vampire Circus

Friday, October 28 @ 7:30 p.m.

Performance Theater


Heralded as a mix of circus cabaret and theatre, the Vampire Circus is a mysterious, tantalizing, fun, dark, cutting-edge production guaranteed to amaze the senses. A fusion of Tim Burton and Cirque Du Soleil, the Vampire Circus is a journey that takes audiences into an immersive experience, plunging guests into a deep hypnotic state while breaking the fourth wall. Audiences are fully integrated into the show, which pushes the physical boundaries of human performances, delivers the unexpected, and leaves spectators amazed, astounded, and astonished. Come meet the Vampires at the Homecoming show. We will leave the lights off for you!


Generously Supported By: Mrs. Lynn Cornell and the late Brig. General David Cornell, USAF, Ret. & Mr. Gerald Cornell ’74 and Mrs. Sharon Cornell


FRIENDS: ADULT/SENIOR/YOUTH $40.00 / $38.00 / $15.00

PUBLIC: ADULT/SENIOR/YOUTH $50.00 / $47.50 / $18.75

Tickets on Sale - August 29 at Noon button  Performance Series button

 

 

 

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