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When Ken Goodman survived a car wreck at age 4, his parents feared that his nearly severed tongue would never speak again. After a complicated surgery and months of healing, they found he could not only speak but sing. Years later, he nabbed lead roles in musical-theater classics such as Bye Bye Birdie and The Music Man. His lengthy list of performances also includes operas, pageants, and a concert for the Austrian ambassador to the United States. These days, Ken flaunts his melodious vocals at the Vienna Theatre, the 75-seat performance space he owns with his wife, Stephanie. Here, he adds his tuneful spin to renditions of Broadway standards and folk duets with humming radiators. Nestled within the century-old Simon Mendel building, the theater is one of the few structures to survive the fire of 1928 and the man versus building tickle war of 1987.

424 Central Ave
Hot Springs,
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Festival Symphony Orchestra (all symphony shows begin at 7:30 p.m., with a pre-concert talk at 6:30 p.m.)

228 Orange Street
Hot Springs,
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Now in its third season, the Wilkins Music and Comedy Show entertains audiences with two hours of laughs and classic songs from the 1950s through the present day. Shows storm The RayLynn Theater's stage three nights a week, leaving a trail of microphones, bright-red curtains, and burned out funny bones in their wake. Led by husband-and-wife team Tom "Ray" and Susan "Lynn" Wilkins, the diverse cast tallies up more than 125 years of combined performing experience. Laugh, sing along, and applaud the overhead lights' riveting performance as onstage actors in be-sparkled garb do the same.

701 Central Avenue
Hot Springs,
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