Posts in category 2013

Meet the 2013 Co- Hosts of the Medora Musical!

Meet the 2013 Co- Hosts of the Medora  Musical!

The Medora Musical is pleased to announce that Medora veterans Bill Sorensen and Emily Walter will co-host this season’s show.

Bill SorensenBill Sorensen has been involved in Medora for the past thirty years. During those years, he has been a versatile variety performer, acting as a host, magician and producer for the popular 4M Revue, where he has produced at least two thousand shows. READ MORE »

Bully Pulpit Golf Course to open on April 27, 2013

Bully Pulpit Golf Course to open on April 27, 2013

Managers say inquiries by golfers from across the U.S. point to another outstanding year.

Medora’s Bully Pulpit Golf Course will open for the 2013 season on April 27.

Casey Moen, Bully Pulpit’s Head Golf Professional, says the course is ready for what could be a record year. Moen says inquiries from across the nation have increased since February when Golf Digest named the course as one of the Top 100 Golf Courses for 2013. The magazine also gave the course a “Best in State” ranking.

“Bully Pulpit was already well-known among serious golfers across the country but the Golf Digest ranking has golfers, who have not yet visited the course, saying they need to experience the course for themselves,” says Moen.

While the recent snow may have delayed the course’s opening, Bully Pulpit Golf Shop manager Kathy Solga says the additional moisture was beneficial and the timing for the season opener is still on target. READ MORE »

13 Things to do in Medora

13 Things to do in Medora

Medora is full of exciting adventures. We are highlighting the top 13 things that we think you should explore when you get here!

1. Medora Musical – Yee-Haw! Kick up your heels with us at the Medora Musical, performed nightly at 7:30 p.m. MDT. Click here for more information! 

2.  Ice Cream – I scream, you scream we all scream for ice cream! Enjoy a delicious cone piled high with creamy Medora-made ice cream! Learn to lick fast though, it goes fast in the Medora heat! Find out more. 

3. Bully Pulpit – Spend a day and play at the breathtakingly beautiful Bully Pulpit Golf Course. Ranked one of America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses, you will surely learn to speak softly and carry a big stick! For more information click here. 

4. Explore Medora – There are many hidden treasures throughout the charming town of Historic Medora. Find the best Tomato Mac soup in town, enjoy a latte, eat some pizza, take an Old Fashioned Photo or just walk around the quaint streets. Step back from the busy world and enjoy your time here, we are sure that you will adore every minute of it. READ MORE »

Medora Musical Announces 2013 Variety Acts

Medora Musical Announces 2013 Variety Acts

(Medora, ND) The Medora Musical announced today the three variety acts that will perform during the 2013 season. Organizers say the three selected variety acts will provide audiences with memorable and unique performances.

The three selected acts are:  

High Voltage

High Voltage
High Voltage is a high-flying and flipping acrobatic team that will leave audiences breathless. The group gets audiences on their feet through powerful stunts, high-flying acrobatics, and amazing routines. They have entertained around the world and have been featured prominently on television, most notably on America’s Got Talent, Monday Night Football, BET Spring Bling with Flo-Rida, and the Ellen DeGeneres Show. This will be the group’s first appearance at the Medora Musical.

High Voltage will perform June 7 through July 22.

 

Kermet Apio

Kermet Apio
Kermet Apio presents clever, clean comedy that will leave audiences laughing all the way home. The 2009 winner of the Great American Comedy Festival, Apio has appeared on television and radio, has performed in 47 states and three Canadian provinces. A married father of two, Apio’s act is clean, smart, autobiographical and appropriate for all ages.

Apio will perform July 23 through August 15.

 

Cirque Zuma Zuma

Cirque Zuma Zuma 
This African circus act will amaze audiences with rhythmic dance, thrilling music, and show-stopping acrobatics. Cirque Zuma Zuma was a finalist on America’s Got Talent. The group has been described as an African-style Cirque du Soleil. Critics and audiences in North America, Europe and Australia all agree – Cirque Zuma Zuma is unlike anything seen before.

Cirque Zuma Zuma will perform August 16 through September 7.

 “One of our producer’s most challenging aspects of putting the show together is the selection of our featured variety acts” says Kinley Slauter, Medora Musical manager.

“Every year our goal is to offer something for everyone while also trying to top what we did the year before. We’re confident we’ve achieved that with this year’s three variety acts.”

The Medora Musical will be performed nightly from June 7 through September 7, 2013, at 7:30 PM MDT. The outdoor show takes place amid the splendor of the North Dakota Badlands in the 2,852 seat Burning Hills Amphitheatre in Medora, ND.

Tickets and further information about the show are available online at www.medora.com.

CONTACT:
Suzanne Wentz, Marketing Director
Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation
(701) 223-4800 / suzannew@medora.com

Explore It. Adore It. Medora

Introducing: “Explore it. Adore it. Medora.”

Introducing: “Explore it. Adore it. Medora.”

TRMF launches new Medora marketing campaign; debuts new user-friendly website; announces change to Medora Musical starting time

The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation (TRMF) unveiled its new marketing campaign for Medora today; it is the first new campaign in many years for North Dakota’s number one vacation destination. The new campaign’s theme is: “Explore It. Adore It. Medora.” It replaces the previous campaign, created several years ago, that urged visitors to “Spend a Day in Medora.”

“Our old campaign was successful but was created to meet our needs at that time,” says TRMF President Randy Hatzenbuhler. “Medora has changed.  Our new campaign reflects Medora’s evolution. There is so much to see and explore that we don’t want people to just spend a day in Medora, we want them to at least spend the night, and ideally, spend a few days.”

Adding that more and more people are discovering Medora each year, and thousands more make an annual visit to the community, Hatzenbuhler said the new campaign was created to capitalize on the complete Medora experience, whether it is the region’s history, the family-friendly entertainment, the rugged beauty of the North Dakota Badlands or world-class golf at the Bully Pulpit golf course.

Explore It. Adore It. Medora

New start time for the Medora Musical

Hatzenbuhler also announced one major change to Medora’s landmark draw, the Medora Musical. The starting time for the show has been moved up by one hour, to 7:30 PM Mountain time. Hatzenbuhler says the change was made in order to better accommodate visitors from the Central time zone and, especially, visitors with young children. “We have been sharing the new 7:30 PM start time with groups and the response has been unanimous in supporting the change,” says Hatzenbuhler.

Medora.com gets full revamp

Today’s campaign announcement coincides with the launch of the newly redesigned Medora website. According to Hatzenbuhler, the site has been revamped from top to bottom with an eye towards user-friendliness. The site is designed to be more than a “one-stop shop” for visitors looking for information on Medora; it is designed to allow users to book reservations and plan their entire Medora trip. The site features a new “My Medora” function that allows visitors to create a list of things to see and do on their trip. The function is accompanied by a Google map and also provides an updated daily schedule of events in Medora for each day. A new mobile site is also available for smart phone users and is optimized for easy use while in Medora.

New User-Friendly Medora Website

The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation launches a new user-friendly website!

New print advertisements will start running within the next two weeks and new television, radio and online advertisements will debut later this spring.

“Really, our visitors created this campaign theme,” says Hatzenbuhler. “They told us Medora’s appeal is varied and that there are many ways to explore it. And they also told us they love Medora. Explore it. Adore it. Medora. We are very excited about this new campaign.”

 

CONTACT:
Suzanne Wentz, Marketing Director
Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation
(701) 223-4800 / suzannew@medora.com