Performing favorite songs can recall cherished memories, give insight into personal taste, and function as a password at most Broadway ATMs. Discover the value of music with today's Groupon: for $15, you get two tickets (up to a $30 value) to a music performance at the Vienna Theatre in Hot Springs. Situated in the tree-lined avenues of Hot Springs' historic district, the Vienna Theatre serves up aural ambrosia from another era with concerts highlighting the velvety baritone of resident crooner Ken Goodman. Honing his craft through years of practice and lifting heavy throat weights, Goodman leads listeners with a lively selection of dulcet ditties from the 1950s. Goodman's repertoire also includes Broadway standards, stirring emotions from both audience members and the theater's weeping portrait gallery. Concerts take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.
Reviews for the Vienna Theatre are limited, but there are some customer testimonials provided by the business:
- This has been a wonderful evening. The songs and performance were superb. I’ll tell all my friends to come. – Phyllis
- Fabulously entertaining live performance. – Rich and Laretta
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, Arkansas 71901Get Directions