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Hey y’all! The 50th Anniversary Season of the Medora Musical starts so soon we can almost hear the cloggers! Opening weekend kicks off June 5 with the first performance of this year’s Medora Musical!

Rehearsals are in full swing. Song and dance numbers are melding together, and the on-stage banter of Emily Walter and Bill Sorensen is just getting started. Here’s a sneak peek behind the scenes of rehearsal for “The Greatest Show in the West”!


The “Queen of the West,” Emily Walter. Look at that 1,000 watt smile! Read more →

The public and media are invited to attend this pre-season showing of the Burning Hills Singers and the Co-hosts of the Medora Musical on May 18

(Medora, ND) – The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation and West Acres Mall are excited to announce that the cast of the 50th Anniversary Season of the Medora Musical will perform:

May 18, 2015, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The West Acres Mall – food court
3902 13th Avenue South, Fargo, ND 58103

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You’ve reached the back nine! Your drives were true and your irons accurate. Now the real test of your golf skill begins. We’ll start you off slowly, but once fourteen comes around — all bets are off.

Rattlesnakes will rattle in the brush. Your golf cart will squeal as you question whether or not it’ll make it up the bluff. Captivating vistas await, but so do daunting tee shots and tucked-away pins.  You’re golfing IN the Badlands. Not around them, in them. As General Alfred Sully would say, “the Badlands look like Hell with the fires put out.” No golfing experience comes close to this.

You’re rounds almost finished. Plan your shots out and execute them. Just make sure you take the time to appreciate the scenery. Bully! Read more →

Dickinson, Fargo, and Grand Forks Performers Join Professional Cast from Across Nation

The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation, in conjunction with StageWest Entertainment, is excited to announce the cast of the 50th Anniversary Season of the Medora Musical. After the conclusion of thousands of auditions in North Dakota, Minnesota, and Tennessee, 12 Burning Hills Singers and two hosts have been selected for this year’s landmark performance.

The “Queen of the West,” Emily Walter, will join “Wild West Prestidigitator,”Bill Sorensen, as co-hosts of this year’s show. Walter enjoyed several seasons as a Burning Hills Singer in the mid-90’s before traveling the world as a professional entertainer. She began hosting the Medora Musical in 2010 and this year will use her powerful voice to lead the cast as they celebrate the legacy of Theodore Roosevelt and the old west.

Meanwhile, the on-stage antics of Bill Sorensen will add a touch of magic and humor to the storyline – while he ever so slightly pesters his fellow cast members, to the delight of the crowd.

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The Theodore Roosevelt National Park is pleased to announce the Fourth Annual “Picture Yourself in Theodore Roosevelt National Park” Photo Contest will begin on April 18. Entries for the contest will be accepted through September 1, 2015.

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Bully Pulpit Golf Course opens April 8, weather permitting.

For many of you, this will be your first round of the year. So we’ve decided to help you prepare. Below Dr. Michael Hurzdan, the designer of Bully Pulpit Golf Course, gets you ready for your round by letting you into his head — as he describes what went into the designing of Bully Pulpit’s front nine.

You can use this information to help you shoot your best score on Bully Pulpit. By taking advantage of the front nine’s easy par threes, and the reachable par 5 fourth, you set yourself up for a great round — but be prepared, because once you make the turn and head up into the Badlands, the golf gets very, very interesting.

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Tickets go on sale for 50th Anniversary Season April 27

(Medora, ND) – The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation (TRMF), operator of the Medora Musical since its first showing on July 1, 1965, announced today the four variety acts that will perform during the 2015 season of the “Greatest Show in the West.”

This year marks the 50th Anniversary Season of the Medora Musical, a distinction few musical variety shows in the world have achieved and one that will be celebrated all season long within the Musical and in numerous special events scheduled throughout the season.

Tickets for this landmark season of the Medora Musical go on sale April 27.

The 50th Anniversary Medora Musical Variety Acts are:

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Carl Guerra
June 5 through July 1
A Stand-up Guy the Whole Family Can Laugh At!

Carl Guerra started performing stand-up comedy in New York City as soon as he graduated from college. His real formal name is Carlos Eduardo Guerra Burgos Alberrlas De La Valle, but you can call him Chuck. Read more →

Tee Time Reservations Now Open for Prestigious Course in the Heart of the Badlands

(Medora, ND) – Bully Pulpit Golf Course, set in the rugged North Dakota Badlands, is officially set to open for play next week, beginning on Wednesday, April 8, weather permitting. Tee times for the entire golfing season are now available for individual and group play.

A relatively mild winter and a string of above average temperatures meant that grounds crews had excellent time to get the course in playing condition, allowing Bully Pulpit to open sooner than previous years.

Early season rates, which start at just $49 and continue until May 1, also provide players with the best value of the year.

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Medora Country Concert Series

Summer concert series on the stage of the Medora Musical features:

Sebastian, Tigirlily, and Jessie Veeder

(MEDORA, ND) – North Dakota’s very first “Star of The Voice,” Gwen Sebastian, is set to headline Medora’s first Country Music Concert Series when she takes the stage on July 4. The Hazen duo, Tigirlily, opens the concert series with their performance on June 26 and Watford City native and well-known acoustic artist, Jessie Veeder, will perform a special, full-band concert on July 18.

Limited time pre-sale tickets are available now

All three concerts take place at 3:30pm MDT prior to that evening’s showing of the Medora Musical, which is celebrating its 50th Anniversary Season all summer long.

A social media contest will be held to find one, lucky artist to open for Gwen Sebastian on July 4. Details of that contest will be available at

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Kat Perkins in Medora

Former Burning Hills Singer and Top-Five Finalist of ‘The Voice’ to Perform One-Day Concert

(MEDORA, ND) – Former star of ‘The Voice’ and North Dakota native Kat Perkins is set to return to the stage of the Medora Musical, for a one-day concert on July 31, 2015, at 3:30 p.m. MDT, prior to that evening’s showing of the Medora Musical.

Fresh from her time staring on NBC’s hit singing competition show, ‘The Voice,’ Perkins performed two, sold-out concerts in Medora’s Burning Hills Amphitheatre in 2014 – the first selling out in less than four hours. Since then she has toured across the Midwest, worked and rubbed shoulders with some of the music industry’s elite, and entertained US Service Members in the Middle East. She has also dedicated a significant amount of time talking to youngsters about following their dreams with determination – something she’s become very passionate about and that she attributes much of her success to.

She’s kept a very busy schedule, all while working on new music that has the signature attitude and power that turned three chairs and landed her on Team Adam in season six of ‘The Voice.’

“For me, Medora is a special place. I performed there for several years in the Medora Musical early in my career and, after ‘The Voice,’ I just had to return,” Perkins says. “It’s a place where so many are inspired, a place where again this summer I have a chance to inspire my fans to follow their dreams – inspire them with music I’ve been working hard on, and some of my good ‘ole favorites that really rock!”

Fargo singer/songwriter, “Izzy” Marcil, is slated to open the July 31 concert. Marcil graduated from Fargo Shanley in 2013 and is currently attending the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA.

The Medora Musical will show that evening at 7:30 p.m. MDT, following Perkins’ concert, and is celebrating its 50th Anniversary all summer long. The first performance of the Medora Musical was on July 1, 1965.

Concert and Concert-Musical Combo Tickets go on-sale March 2, at MEDORA.COM.


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