Ken Goodman performs each week in his beautiful Vienna Theatre in Historic Downtown Hot Springs, AR, and has long been an entertainer/performer. Stage appearances include lead roles in Bye, Bye Birdie, The Music Man, Babes in Toyland, Cinderella, The Foreigner, Le Nozze di Figaro, and an adaptation of L’Histoire du Soldat. With awards and accolades, Mr. Goodman has sung as a soloist before the Austrian Ambassador to the United States and countless other tourists, locals, mayors and elected officials, church groups, and civil groups.
At the age of four, Ken was in a terrible auto accident in which he nearly completely severed his tongue. His parents, John and Ruth Goodman of Hot Springs, were dismayed and wondered if he would ever speak again. After a tedious operation and months of healing, Ken regained his speech and song, and today enjoys telling the stories of his life and singing the songs of his heart.
Ken and Stephanie set out to create an intimate little theatre which could be the home of excellence in music and entertainment in Historic Downtown Hot Springs. The couple has been married for 19 years and they have three entertaining children, Rachel, Samantha, and Graham. The Goodmans reside in Hot Springs, AR.
Gary and Ken aren't exactly David Letterman and Paul Schaeffer, but the chatter and friendship add such humor and charm to the show! Gary Bell has played the shows with Ken from night number one. A very talented and versatile musician, Mr Bell brings over 50 years experience to the piano.
Gary is often heard playing around town and around the state, but on show nights at the Vienna, you'll find him in his tux in the glow of the dimmed chandelier. He is certainly one of the most sought-after pianists and has played with Jo Ann Castle, Ace Cannon, the legendary Ink Spots, and many others. And even though Ken enjoys picking on him, Gary feels right at home at the baby grand in The Vienna each week. Wife, Karen, is the secret of his success, and Ken is quick to recognize that he got a great two-for-one bargain with the Bells!
Roy Rivers is both an entertainer and a singer/songwriter whose songs and live concert events reflect the continuing spiritual journey of his life. Roy’s voice has always been compared to that of John Denver, one of his musical heroes.
He signed with AGR/Universal in Germany in 2004, and then released a John Denver tribute record in 2005 (“Thank God I’m A Country Boy”) which included 6 John’s songs and 6 of his own. The title cut, a duet with Dolly Parton, went straight to #1 on the country music charts in Europe. Two other self-penned songs, “What Our Love Is Not About”, and “Oh Railroad”, went to #2 and #4. Roy also had the honor of receiving the German/American Country Music Hall of Fame award on behalf of John Denver in 2005. In 2006 Roy and Dolly won the European Country Music Associations Vocal Collaboration of the Year award. During 2006, Roy led the world for European CMA nominations, with SIX!
Looking for fun, family things to do while visiting Hot Springs, Arkansas? Well, look no further! The Comedy Magic of Scott Davis is a laugh-filled evening of amazement your whole family will enjoy. For over a decade Scott Davis has been performing his award-winning comedy and magic all over America. Now, for the third season in a row he’s returning to the Spa City. Find him in the intimate Vienna Theatre in beautiful downtown Hot Springs.
To purchase tickets to Scott Davis' upcoming performances at the Vienna, visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/249696.
Kayce Glasse is ecstatic to make her Hot Springs performing debut with The Vienna Theatre. She just finished a two-year cabaret singing stint at Phil & Derek’s in her hometown of Houston, Texas, where she was a member of the Alley Theatre and Stages early on in her career. Her Houston club and church-singing years began with jazz harmony groups, Riff Raff and SwingSet, and she was most recently part of the jazz quartet at Trinity Episcopal Church’s weekly jazz worship service.
Kayce’s landmark success as the original star of Always Patsy Cline eventually propelled her to New York, but only after a cross-country, multi-faceted musical journey, appearing with Seattle’s Civic Light Opera, Oregon Cabaret Theatre, Rogue Musical Theatre, Rogue Valley Opera, TheatreVirginia and Virginia Musical Theatre. National tours of Peter Pan and A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline prepared her for the big move to New York, where she appeared in the pre-Broadway production of Ring of Fire and a lead role in the Grateful Dead’s Cumberland Blues. Kayce also can be seen, usually behind a big star, in many films and television shows. She has done studio work as a vocalist and voiceover artist from Seattle to New York. Kayce’s western swing and jazz CD is entitled Smooth as Glasse.
Join us at The Vienna Theatre to listen to Kayce’s unique stylings with standards, jazz, and of course, the songs of Patsy Cline. Her ability to crossover from country to pop and jazz and back wonderfully blurs the lines between the so-called music genres. The songlist includes almost any Patsy Cline hit you can name, along with Broadway songs and classic standards by Doris Day, Peggy Lee and other influential singers on songs such as The Best Is Yet To Come, Miss Celie’s Blues, Enjoy Yourself, La Vie En Rose, The French Song, Fever, It’s A Good Day, Ac-cen-tu-ate The Positive, I’ll Be Seeing You, Cow Cow Boogie and Hard Candy Christmas, from that Best Little Show In Texas.
Ray began his classical training SEVENTY years ago. SIXTY years ago he began playing popular music and learning to improvise. As a performer, Ray has achieved success in the concert halls and the dance halls, at music clubs and country clubs, with orchestras and combos, in piano duets and jazz quartets -- you get the picture. His areas of success include composition and arranging, and he won the outstanding teacher award at the university at which he taught for thirty years. In addition to his “In A Solo Mood” concert, Ray appears weekly at the Vienna Theatre with his wife, Ruth, rotating five different concerts during the year.
During his solo concert, Ray will also talk about improvisation and the ‘blues;”he will offer his “Ray’s Improvisation Game,”and he will play Tea For Two using just his LEFT HAND!
Ray Liebau is not a pianist to be overlooked. In fact, Ray Liebau may be the best pianist you have never heard!
Ruth has sung it all -- from Classical to Broadway and the big band, and with rave reviews! Solo recitals, gigs with combos and big bands, featured appearances with symphony orchestras, leading roles in many musicals, and the list goes on and on. The quality of her voice is such that a 2006 audience member remembered hearing her 50 years ago! Her not-to-be-missed concerts include: Just Gershwin, By George! - A Tribute To Rodgers and Hammerstein, and an ever-changing - Songs You Forgot You Remembered. Soon to be added to her concert series is: The Golden Age of Broadway.
Ruth has a voice you need to hear, and the Vienna Theatre is the place to hear her!