24nd Annual Jazz Festival Concert
March 17, 2018 7:30 PM
Barton Community College
Fine Arts Auditorium
Les is originally from Salina, Kansas and a graduate of Kansas State University. In addition to his critically acclaimed portrayal of FRANK SINATRA in the Las Vegas production of The Rat Pack is Back and the Branson show The Rat Pack –Live and Swingin’, Les is a highly sought after solo performer and performs his award winning one-man show Les Lankhorst in RED, HOT & SWING! all over the world in concert venues, resorts and on cruise ships. He is also now booking his brand new, self-produced Rat Pack show Les Lankhorst presents, direct from Vegas – the Rat Pack Live!
He got his start in theatre in Kansas City, Missouri and continued it in New York City and all over the country. One of Les’ favorite theatrical experiences was playing The Pharaoh in the hit musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Fireside Theatre in Wisconsin as well as in the national touring company of Joseph…Dreamcoat. He also starred in New York City as another pharaoh in the short-lived Off-Broadway musical Moses, My Love. Les has appeared in various film and television projects including Law & Order, The Rear Window (starring the late Christopher Reeves) and In & Out (starring Kevin Kline). But his favorite on camera experience has to be working alongside Robert Redford and James Gandolfini as Redford’s bodyguard in the Dreamworks film The Last Castle.
Les is heavily influenced by some of the world’s legendary swing/jazz vocalists including Mel Torme’, Nat King Cole, Harry Connick Jr. and of course Frank Sinatra as well as more contemporary vocalists such as Josh Groban and Michael Buble’. His rousing Solo Show will leave you cheering and singing all the way home!
Pre-show: Great Bend High School
Doors open at 7:00 PM
Admission is $15.00 adults $5.00 students
Tickets Available at the Door or at the Law Office of Robert Feldt, 1314 Kansas Ave. Great Bend, Ks