Featuring musical performances by Emily Walter and Jared Mason and magic of Bill Sorensen
(MEDORA, ND) Today the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation (TRMF) announced that three best of the west entertainers are bringing Medora-style, family entertainment to the four corners of the state with 13 shows in 10 communities between Nov. 28 and Dec. 13, 2015.
A Magical Musical Medora Christmas variety show will feature three of the top performers to have graced the stage of the Burning Hills Amphitheater, including Medora Musical co-hosts Bill Sorenson and Emily Walter. They will be joined by yodeler extraordinaire Jared Mason.
“We can’t think of a better way to thank all those who helped make 2015 the Medora Musical’s most successful season ever than to bring some holiday entertainment to their hometowns,” said Randy Hatzenbuhler, TRMF president. “We’re excited to cap our 50th anniversary season with this travelling, home-style variety show.”
The show will feature the musical talents of Mason and Walter and the comedy and magic talents of Sorensen, all who have appeared as featured performers of the Medora Musical.
Jared Mason performed as a Burning Hills Singer and featured vocalist in the musical where many remember him for his yodeling abilities. Since his time in Medora, Mason has become an award-winning recording artist, composer, actor, and most recently, has starred on Broadway as Jerry Lee Lewis in the Tony Award winning musical, Million Dollar Quartet.
Over a number of years Emily Walter has performed in the Medora Musical as a Burning Hills Singer, co-host, and host. While serving her country, Walter was the lead vocalist in the US Air Force Strategic Air Command Band. She then starred in Patsy Cline shows across the United States and Canada, and as a featured vocalist performing on cruise ships all over the world.
Bill Sorensen has served as co-host of the Medora Musical for 3 years. As a magician, juggler, and public speaker, he has performed over 5,000 shows nationwide. He produced and appeared in The 4M Review variety show in Medora for 30 years. Sorensen is a former city commissioner and mayor of Bismarck, ND. He also served as a North Dakota State Representative and is a past President of the North Dakota League of Cities.
“I’m the magician,” Sorenson said, “but what’s really going to be magical is bringing Emily and Jared’s holiday entertainment to folks across the state.”
All evening shows are at 7:30 p.m. with the exception of Dec. 5 in Medora, which will be at 1:30 and 7 p.m. to allow for an evening fireworks show. There will also be an afternoon matinee in Mandan on Sunday, Dec. 13. Tickets for all shows are $20 and all times are local.
Forum Communications is sponsoring the shows in Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, and Dickinson.
Cities, dates, venues and ticket locations are as follows:
Minot – November 28 – 7:30 – Central High School – Tickets available at the Convention & Visitors Bureau
Devils Lake – November – 29 – 7:30 Lake Region CC – Tickets available at the Convention & Visitors Bureau
Bottineau – November 30 – 7:30 – Bottineau High School – Tickets available at the Convention & Visitors Bureau
Fargo/Moorhead – December 1 – 7:30 – Fargo Theater – Tickets available at tickets300.com
Wahpeton – December 2 – 7:30 NDSCS – Tickets available at Econofoods
Medora – December 4 – 7:30, December 5 – 1:00, December 5 – 7:00 Old Town Hall Theater – Tickets available at the Convention & Visitors Bureau and Rough Riders Hotel front desk
Williston – December 6 – 7:30 Williston High School – Tickets available at the Convention & Visitors Bureau
Grand Forks – December 7 – 7:30 Empire Theater – Tickets available at ticketmaster.com
Jamestown – December 8 – 7:30 Reiland Theater – Tickets available at the Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Reiland Box Office
Dickinson – December 11 – 7:30 Trinity Auditorium – Tickets available at Dickinson Trinity High School
Bismarck/Mandan – December 12 – 7:30, December 13 – 2:00 Mandan High School – Tickets available at Dan’s Super Market