A Magical Medora Christmas Show to Tour Across North Dakota and Western Minnesota

Five past and present Medora performers will entertain audiences during 25 shows, in 19 communities this November and December. 


(MEDORA, NDToday the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation(TRMF) is pleased to announce that A Magical Medora Christmas variety show will again tour this holiday season.

The family-friendly Christmas show will feature the musical talents of Emily Walter, Jared Mason, and Job Christenson, as well as the comedy and magic of Bill Sorensen.

Musical accompaniment will come from Roger Rettig on steel and acoustic guitar.

“Bill, Emily and Jared created something very special in 2015,” said Randy Hatzenbuhler, TRMF president. “Though it was created to cap the 50th Anniversary and celebrate our all-time record year at the Medora Musical, it was quickly obvious that it needed to be an annual show. We are excited to help bring this heart-warming production to even more venues across North Dakota this Christmas season.”

A Magical Medora Christmas will open its tour with a special, Saturday evening dinner show at the Fargo Avalon Theater on November 26.

“I’m the magician,” Sorensen said, “but what’s really magical is bringing Emily, Job, and Jared’s holiday entertainment — and a taste of Medora — to folks across the state. I can’t wait to kick the show off in Fargo this November!”

Tickets for A Magical Medora Christmas go on sale October 17.

Guests can purchase tickets, view the tour schedule, and get more information at Medora.com

Forum Communications and the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation are sponsoring this year’s Magical Medora Christmas.




Saturday, November 26 — Fargo
Avalon West Event Center Dinner Theater — 6:00pm


Sunday, November 27 — Fargo
Avalon West Event Center — 3:00pm


Monday, November 28 — Grafton
Grafton High School — 7:00pm


Tuesday, November 29 — Devils Lake
Lake Region Community College Robert Fawcett Auditorium — 7:30pm


Wednesday, November 30 — Bottineau
James Howell Auditorium — 7:30pm


Friday, December 2 — Ellendale
Trinity Bible College — 7:30pm


Saturday, December 3 — Wahpeton
Harry & Ella Stern Cultural Center – Bremer Bank Theater — 7:30pm


Sunday, December 4 — Henning, Minnesota
Henning School Gymnasium — 4:00pm


Monday, December 5 — Grand Forks
Empire Arts Center — 7:30pm


Tuesday, December 6 — Grand Forks
Empire Arts Center — 7:30pm


Wednesday, December 7 — Watford City
Performance Art Center — 7:00pm


Thursday, December 8 — Williston
Williston High School — 7:00pm


Friday, December 9 — Medora
Old Town Hall Theater — 8:00pm MDT


Saturday, December 10 — Medora
Old Town Hall Theater — 3:00pm & 6:45pm MDT


Sunday, December 11 — Stanley
Sibyl Center — 4:00pm


Monday, December 12 — Hazen
Hazen High School Theater — 7:30pm


Tuesday, December 13 — Valley City
Valley City State University Vangstad Auditorium — 7:30pm


Wednesday, December 14 — Jamestown
University of Jamestown Reiland Auditorium Denault Theater — 7:30pm

Thursday, December 15 — Bismarck
Legacy High School Auditorium — 7:30pm


Friday, December 16 — Bismarck
Legacy High School Auditorium — 7:30pm


Saturday, December 17 — Minot
Minot State University Ann Nicole Nelson Hall — 7:30pm


Sunday, December 18 — Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
Detroit Lakes Middle School Auditorium — 7:00pm


Monday, December 19 — Alexandria, Minnesota
Alexandria High School Performing Arts Center — 7:30pm



Jared Mason has performed as a Burning Hills Singer and featured vocalist in the Musical. Since his time in Medora, Jared has become an award-winning recording artist, composer and actor, and recently starred on Broadway as Jerry Lee Lewis in the Tony Award winning musical Million Dollar Quartet. He spent the summer of 2016 in Medora, starring in the brand-new show, Jared Mason: Live!

Emily Walter has performed in the Medora Musical as a Burning Hills Singer and as a Host. This summer, Emily hosted the popular new show in Medora, the Medora Gospel Brunch. While serving her country in the 90’s, Walter was the lead vocalist in the US Air Force Strategic Air Command Band. She starred in Patsy Cline shows across the United States and Canada and as a featured vocalist with the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra.

Actor, singer, and dancer Job Christenson, a native of Grand Forks, ND, has Co-hosted the Medora Musical and starred on Broadway. “Job is one of the finest singers North Dakota has ever produced, he has an incredible, soaring tenor voice,” said Curt Wollan, long-time producer of the Medora Musical. Christenson most recently directed Cabaret, for Sleepy Hollow Theatre in Bismarck, ND.

Bill Sorensen served as the Co-host of the Medora Musical for 3 years. He was a featured speaker in this year’s Medora Gospel Brunch. Sorensen also produced and appeared in The 4M Review variety show in Medora for 30 years, as well as the 2015 Magical Medora Christmas show. As a magician, juggler and public speaker, Sorensen has performed over 5,000 shows nationwide.


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