Broadway Star, Benedictine College Alumnus to Perform in Atchison April 12

Broadway Star, Benedictine Alumnus to Perform in Atchison April 12

Kingsley Leggs to Perform in "Concerts at the Mount" Series

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Broadway singer and actor and Benedictine College alumnus Kingsley Leggs ’83 will be in Atchison to perform a concert titled “Sign My Name” on April 12.

The performance begins at 3 p.m. in St. Scholastica Chapel at Mount St. Scholastica Monastery, 801 S 8th St, Atchison, KS 66002. Leggs will be accompanied on piano by fellow Benedictine alumna Kathie Weishar Dalzell ’80. Tickets for the performance are $12 at the door ($5 for students).

The concert is part of the “Concerts at the Mount” series which began in 2012 to fill a gap in concert offerings created when the Atchison Community Concerts Association ceased to exist.

Leggs has played the wizard in “The Wiz" and has performed on Broadway in “The Color Purple,” “Sister Act,” and “Porgy and Bess.” He was last seen on Broadway as Curtis Jackson in "Sister Act."

The Mount concert is a free-spirited and relaxed offering, featuring diverse music and highlighting a journey through life and the entertainment industry. It will be lightened with stories, anecdotes and experience that teach, entertain and inspire. The program includes early slave chants, spiritual and gospel music, American music, Broadway hits and classical music.

Founded in 1858, Benedictine College is a Catholic, Benedictine, residential, liberal arts college located on the bluffs above the Missouri River in Atchison, Kansas.  The school is proud to have been named one of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report as well as one of the top Catholic colleges in the nation by First Things magazine and the Newman Guide.  It prides itself on outstanding academics, extraordinary faith life, strong athletic programs, and an exceptional sense of community and belonging.  It has a mission to educate men and women within a community of faith and scholarship.