Margaret Barr Roberts

“The Most Wonderful Little Woman in the Badlands”

 

Margaret Barr Roberts was an Irish immigrant who moved to the United States when she was around 11 years old. Her life was one of travel and tragedy.

However, through the struggle and hardship, she remained optimistic; always looking forward, as TR would say, “Doing what she could, with what she had, where she was.”

And of course, she wasn’t alone. In fact, TR himself was there to help her along. Read More »

Who Is Cowboy Lyle?

Cowboy Lyle:

He seems to be everywhere. You can find him walking down the streets of Medora, and it’s no rare sight to see him greeting guests at the Medora Musical, but who is Cowboy Lyle really?

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Meet the Medora Musical Cast!

We’d like you to meet the “Greatest Cast in the West!”

Here they are! 

Hailing from Minneapolis, MN, Cowboy Chet is thrilled to be back in the saddle again on the Medora stage as Host for a second summer! After touring the country on Troupe America’s National tour of Pump Boys and Dinettes (Jim), he is once again ready to spend the summer in the beautiful badlands of North Dakota. Previously, he has been seen in the national tours of Miracle on 34th Street, Ring of Fire, and Live From Nashville. He has also spent several years performing at Dollywood, in Pigeon Forge, TN, where he met his wife, Candice. Chet would like to thank his family for their continued support! Enjoy the show!

Host: Cowboy Chet

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The Buffalo Head – Medora’s Newest Photo Opp!

Magnificent New Art Enters Medora’s Historic Streets!

Medora has a reputation for the preservation of the wonderful history of the American Northwest. Whether it is through the Medora Musical, TR Salute to Medora, or the Chateau de Mores, we are invested helping you experience our history. However, this summer, you may notice something new to Medora as you drive through our streets.

 

This year we have introduced a new piece of artwork to our community!

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Opening Weekend Was a Success!

Last weekend was opening weekend at the Medora Musical–and it was one rootin’-tootin,’ boot-scootin’ heck of a time!

There was singing.

There was dancing.
There was singing while dancing.

And of course, there was laughter all night long!

 

Here are some photos of the show in case you missed opening weekend, or just want to
re-live the best weekend of your summer! Read More »

Top 3 Medora Musical Moments!

There are just 3 more days until opening night of the 2017 Medora Musical

In celebration, here are a few of our favorite Medora Musical Moments that you should watch out for!

Medora Musical Moment #1 : The Cloggers!

It’s not tap… It’s not swing… IT’S CLOGGING!

Clogging has been featured in the Medora Musical since the very beginning and is an unforgettable part of the show!

Keep your eyes and ears peeled for the unmistakable sight and sound of the Medora Cloggers!

Medora Musical Moment #2: The Variety Show!


The fun never stops at the Medora Musical!

While the cast and crew prepare for the second act, guests experience unforgettable entertainment in the form of our variety shows — which change throughout the season!

You’ll never laugh so hard, cheer so loud, or be so amazed as you are watching comedic and acrobatic talent brought here from around the world!

Check out this year’s Variety Acts here!

Medora Musical Moment #3: The Firework Finale!

Nothing ends a night better than the Medora Musical’s breathtaking fireworks display! You won’t want to miss one minute!

 

Look for more Medora Musical Moments here!

 

 

 

 

 

Behind the Scenes of the Medora Musical–Photo shoot

With the summer season right around the corner, everyone here in Medora is working tirelessly to prepare our favorite people in the world… you, our guests!

And this is especially true for the Medora Musical Cast! Why, just yesterday they had an afternoon photo shoot. Take a look!

The Medora Musical Cast welcomes you!

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Emily Wolter- My First Day as a Medora Intern

Hi! My name is Emily Wolter,

and I’m the Marketing Intern with the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation. I know what some of you are thinking, “Do you mean, Emily Walter? The Emily Walter?”

No. Alas, I am not the “Queen of the West,” but I did spend my first day in Medora being introduced to many people — all of whom went through a series of confusion, shock, and amusement when they heard my name. Read More »

Behind the scenes: 2017 Medora Musical Rehearsals

Rehearsals are in full effect — the countdown to the opener is on!

There are just a few weeks until opening night of the 2017 Medora Musical, and the Burning Hills Singers and the creative team are putting in long days to prepare and perfect yet again another breath-taking show.
From dance practice, costume fittings, vocal rehearsals, script readings, and even a little PR work, the cast and crew are going “full-steam ahead” toward opening night.
Here’s a sneak peak behind the scenes, while the cast was wrapping up the Minneapolis leg of rehearsals.

Fittings | Vocals | Choreography

Matthew Stairs is all smiles as he gets fitted for his first year in Medora.

Costuming has arrived! Here are a few shirts for the guys, still in the box before fittings.

Dance Captain and Veteran of the Medora Musical, Candice Lively-Wollan, guiding newcomer, Jake Rura, through his first day of choreography.

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You’re gonna want to take a longer lunch!

Because there are two special Medora Musical preview performances coming to a town near you!

Catch the first one Monday, May 15 at 1:00pm CDT, at the West Acres Shopping Center food court in Fargo, ND.

Then on Tuesday, May 16 at 1:00pm CDT, make your way to the ND Heritage Center Prairie Amphitheater in Bismarck, ND for another bully performance!

The performances are about 20 minutes long and will give you just a taste of what’s in store for this year’s show!

Summer is here, which means Medora Musical season is right around the corner. We’ll see y’all June 2nd for opening night!

Click here to get your Medora Musical tickets!