You’ve got to be a Jack or Jane of all trades when you are a Burning Hills Singer. For many, the work doesn’t start and stop on the stage of the Medora Musical. Read what Misti Koop has to say about working all the livelong day in Medora!
Most of us work a second job, so this schedule helps to shape our weeks here in Medora. Many of us sing a set each week at the Chuckwagon Patio, and our Coal Diggers accompany us as well as play 6 nights a week up at the Pitchfork Steak Fondue!
And then there are the extra events that shape our schedules: birthdays, visitors, changeover of feature acts, parades and other promotional events and fun evening traditions. My favorite evening event is having a campfire “at home” where we stay. It’s our way of relaxing on some nights after the show. Cast, Band and Crew come and go as they please. Conversation and stories and laughter ensue. I’m the campfire-girl and usually start the fires. I even keep charcoal and lighter fluid in my room!
Klayton, Damon and Olivia will soon start college school work, by day, as they must miss the first few weeks of their fall semesters.
Kim and Candi keep us posted on wedding progress during our girl time in the dressing room.
Many of us are planning our next move as year-round performers. Some head to New York for auditions, others have contracts already for fall or Christmas shows across the country. Our band members and technicians have gigs and shows in their plans too. Part of our job is to constantly look for work.
One way we view success is simply, “having work!”
Things on the “Hill” start to get nostalgic, as we enter the final quarter of our 100 nights of the 2015 Medora Musical. Stage time has a new energy at this point, because we know the end is in sight and this very show will never happen in the future as it is today. We laugh with each other on and off stage and look forward to favorite stage moments with each other! We’ve become a family… 100 nights plus an intense month of rehearsals prior: We are bound to know each other very well!