Classical musicians were the rock stars of their day, much like the rock stars of today are the notaries public of tomorrow. Stamp your senses with the finely crafted tunes of today’s Groupon to Vienna Theatre in Hot Springs. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get two performance tickets (up to a $30 value).
- For $29, you get four performance tickets (up to a $60 value).<p>
Vienna Theatre enchants audiences with its premier evening and premier variety show highlighting the melodious crooning of baritone Ken Goodman. An award-winning singer whose innumerable performances include operas, pageants, musical theater, and a concert for the Austrian ambassador to the United States, Ken adds his tuneful spin to renditions of classics, Broadway standards, and folk duets with humming radiators. On Monday, December 26, and Friday, December 30, “Crowds Pick” shows allow audience members to choose among Ken’s available sets for a personalized concert experience before he resumes serenading spectators with his customary collection of nostalgic numbers and show tunes in 2012. Nestled within the historic century-old Simon Mendel building, one of the few structures to survive the fire of 1928 and the man versus building tickle battle of 1987, the Vienna Theatre accommodates up to 75 patrons for each stirring presentation. Theatergoers should consult Vienna Theatre’s calendar for a full listing of performance times.
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.