Medora ND – The Medora Musical is an outdoor, western musical variety show held in the 2,852 seat, state-of-the-art Burning Hills Amphitheatre. Twelve singer/dancers (The Burning Hills Singers), six musicians (The Coal Diggers), a host and several variety and comedy acts are hired each season.
Curt Wollan, the show’s producer says the show’s development is a continuous process. “As the curtain closes on one season, work begins on preparing for the next. Our management team assembles at the end of each season to look ahead to the next” Wollan said. The production company, Stage West Entertainment is based in Minneapolis, MN.
Wollan also attends casting conventions across the country and typically will audition more than 2,500 performers to fill the 20 cast member roles. “We look for performers who are triple threats, meaning they’re able to sing, dance, act. We’re always on the look-out for that fresh talent who lights up the stage,” says Wollan.
Persons auditioning should bring an 8X10 photo along with a typed performance resume that includes contact information. Performers must prepare two country songs, one up-tempo, and one ballad that show their vocal range. All music must be memorized, sheet music in the correct key, and easy to follow for the provided accompanist. Those wishing to audition may bring a karaoke CD to sing with if they desire. A boom box will be provided.
For the dance portion of the audition, performers should wear or bring clothes and shoes that are comfortable for dancing. The Medora Musical is a professional musical production, so persons auditioning are expected to dress professionally. Western attire is acceptable, since this follows the theme of the musical. “Country musicians who read music or charts may also audition” notes Wollan. “The auditions are a fun and exciting process. It’s great to see so many talented performers each year.”
Rehearsals for the Medora Musical begin in Minneapolis May 19. Show runs from June 10 to September 10, 2011.
Call 612-333-3302 for audition information. Do not call audition venue.
a subsidiary of Troupe America, Inc.
Curt Wollan, Executive Producer, Director
- Grand Forks, North Dakota Sat., Jan. 22, 1 p.m.
281 Centennial Dr.
University Of North Dakota
- Fargo, North Dakota Sun., Jan. 23, 1 p.m.
Hvidsten Hall Of Music
12th Ave. So. & 5th St. So.
- Williston, North Dakota Sat., Jan. 29, 1 p.m.
Williston State College
(Enter South Side)
- Bismarck, North Dakota Sun., Jan., 30, 1 p.m.
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
106 Osage Ave. (Across from YMCA)
- Minneapolis, Minnesota Mon., Jan. 31, 6:00 p.m.
2705 Annapolis Lane
Plymouth, MN 55441
- Memphis, Tennessee Sat.-Mon., Feb. 5-7
United Professional Theatre Auditions
(UPTA) Playhouse On The Square
Auditionees must register with UPTA.
All auditions except UPTA are first come, first served.