"Chicago, Chicago, That Toddling Town." Well, the Pocket Theatre production of "Chicago" made Hot Springs "Toddling" if only for a few hours.
This presentation is outstanding by anyone's standards. The cast is large, so rather than single out any one performer, let me say that all are on "point." There is not one minute of downtime in this presentation. I found myself waiting for the next song, the next dance, the next drama in anticipation for an explosive event and I was never disappointed.
The action was quick, so costuming was limited but effective, appropriate and charming. There are few times when there is a band of appropriate size to deliver the musical backup for a production of this size. The size and musicality of the band was essential to the success of this presentation. This band, directed by Kristen La Madrid, was a complete bright spot in this musical. Every down beat, every drum beat, every piano chord was on point. I know, I'm a musician and this is important to me. Kristen is a centerpiece. Everything emanates from that centerpiece, every cue. Timing is everything, a heartbeat. This production is smooth. This amazing cast was in sync and gave the audience all it had to give, which was more than you will find in larger venues in larger cities.
Treat yourself to a taste of Chicago as it could have been in the 1920s era. Remember, when Chicago was "Toddling," so was Hot Springs. This could have been a Hot Springs story.
The viewpoint section of TS-R is very important to me, but I read a letter in the July 31 edition that was very confusing to me.
The letter stated in part: " -- everybody is shaken -- by the downtown shooting incident -- Oaklawn and our city officials -- wish to turn Hot Springs into a mini Las Vegas -- this incident could become a daily occurrence -- we need Bruce Westerman to -- make Hot Springs Safe Again -- city officials -- Take our safety as a joke -- we need to make Hot Springs Safe Again -- we shouldn't spend $8 million on a ballpark -- Thank God the jail wasn't full -- Please pray for the suspect -- "
My question is: What does Bruce Westerman have to do with all of this?
Donald B. Chaney
Gun show a success
The South Hot Springs Lions Club would like to thank all attendees and vendors who helped make our July Gun and Knife Show a success. We would especially like to recognize all the business that contributed prizes and food for the show. We would like to give a shoutout to the following businesses:
Advanced Auto -- Central Avenue; Arego's; Arlington Hotel; Buffalo Wild Wings; Chapmond Automotive; Charlie's Scuba Shop; Chicken Express; Claude Lambert; Colton's Steakhouse & Grill; Domino's; Dunkin' Donuts; Greeson's; Hall's Printing; Hot Springs Sod and Landscape; Hungry Greek; Lake Hamilton Outfitters; Larry's Buffet; Malvern; Little Caesar's Pizza -- Central Ave; Picante's Mexican Grill; Magic Springs; McClard's BBQ; New Reflections Hair Salon; O'Reilly's Automotive; Phil's Restaurant; Red Lobster; Riser Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat; Smokin' In Style BBQ; Spa Fireworks and Souvenirs; Starbucks; Stubby's Bar B Que; Subway; Texas Road House; Walmart -- Central Avenue; and Zaxby's.
All proceeds from our show are used to support Hot Springs charities and sight conservation.
If you are interested in joining our club or need help with eyesight expenses, please contact us at the following number: 501-767-2855.
Thank you, Hot Springs community, for all the support you give us! You have a reason to be proud to live here!
Gun and Knife Show chairman
South Hot Springs Lions ClubEditorial on 08/08/2019
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