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Auditions for the 2016 Medora Musical are fast approaching!

Auditions for the 2016 Medora Musical are fast approaching!

Attention:

Singers, Dancers, and Musicians!

Auditions for the 2016 Medora Musical are coming up! Do what you love in the beautiful North Dakota Badlands!

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Auditions will be held at: 

Bismarck, ND | Saturday, January 30th, 10 a.m. Lynne Center – Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. 106 Osage Ave

Fargo, ND | Thursday, January 31st, 1 p.m. Howard Rehearsal Hall within the Hvidsten Hall of Music, Concordia College, Moorhead, MN

Minneapolis, MN | Monday, February 1st, 7 p.m. & Tuesday, February 2nd, 7 p.m. Plymouth Playhouse, 2705 Annapolis Lane North, Plymouth, MN

Memphis, TN | February 6th – February 9th. Playhouse on the Square. Auditionees must be registered with *United Professional Theatre Auditions (UPTA)

*All auditions except UPTA are first come, first served.

 

At the audition:

Auditionees must prepare two songs — an up-tempo and a ballad. Bring sheet music in the correct key, a resume, and a 8×10 photo.

Dress to move for the dance portion of the audition. An accompanist and a CD player will be provided.

Technicians should email resume to Trica Hofeld at: thofeld@troupeamerica.com

The rest of the details:

These are salaried positions. Room, board, and transportation are provided.

Rehearsals begin in Minneapolis May 6th.

The Medora Musical runs from June 3 – September 10.

Call 612-333-3302 for more information.

 

Here’s your very own poster.

Click to enlarge.

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This year, EXPERIENCE THE BADLANDS. Pre-register now.

This year, EXPERIENCE THE BADLANDS. Pre-register now.

The best way to experience the Badlands – and we mean really experience them – is to get right in the heart of ’em the way Teddy would.

And the best way to do that, is to take in some of our favorite Badlands events.

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Here are a few great Badlands events so, mark your calendars and
pre-register now for some great savings!

 

Badlands Gravel Battle – May 29
A bike race through the back-roads of the Badlands. The Badlands Gravel Battle grinds across fast and rugged, red scoria roads in a 120 or 75 mile loop!
Learn more and save 20% when you sign up on Jan 1!

 

Medora’s Bully Run – June 4
This 5k Fun Run or Walk winds its way through Historic Medora and the beautiful Badlands during opening weekend of the Medora Musical. 
Sign up for just $15 when you pre-register starting Jan 1!

 

MDH 100 Mountain Bike Race – August 6
These 100, 75, 50, or 25 mile Maah Daah Hey races take you across one of the most majestic single-track adventures in the world. With miles of uninterrupted trail through the heart of the rugged Badlands, this is a race you will never forget!
Learn more and save 20% when you sign up on Jan 1!

 

Maah Daah Hey 5k/10k Trail Run – August 20
Experience the breath-taking beauty of the North Dakota Badlands as you run on portions of the renowned, Maah Daah Hey Trail!
Learn more about this revamped run!

 

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For more information on these and other events,
head to Medora.com/Events all year.

(above: Nick Ybarra rides a scenic ridge near the Maah Daah Hey trail)

PS – If the MDH 100 isn’t enough fun (or torture!) for you, the new Maah Daah Hey 150 Mountain Bike Race will be held September 17 – 22. Registration details here.

Merry Christmas from Medora

Merry Christmas from Medora

Merry Christmas!

We hope your holidays are filled with family and cheer.

Two of our family members, Medora Musical “Queen of the West,” Emily Walter and former Burning Hills Singer, Jared Mason, have a special song for you.

Enjoy!

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And don’t miss two, all-news shows in Medora this summer!

 

Jared Mason: Live &

The Medora Gospel Brunch, staring Emily Walter

 

The Medora Musical — Coming to a TV Near You

The Medora Musical — Coming to a TV Near You

BEK Prime to Televise 50th Anniversary Performance of the Medora Musical November 29th, at 7 PM CST

(Medora, N.D.) — The Medora Musical will be broadcast on television for the first time in its 50-year history, when BEK Broadcasting Network launches “BEK Prime” — new programming that showcases great North Dakota content, in prime-time.

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What we’d like to find under our Christmas Tree

What we’d like to find under our Christmas Tree

Howdy Pardner!

The Holidays are fast approaching! With cookin’ and travelin’ taking up most of your time, it can be purdy tough to find that great gift. Well, we did some figurin’ and found a great way to wrangle that perfect gift!

 

The Medora Online Store!

 

This here general store has everything you need for the Medora super-fan in your life! From the cuddliest Teddys in all the west, to historic books filled with colorful characters and rich in historical facts, we’ve got what you need this Holiday Season — just take a gander!

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Flashback: A peek into our book, Medora Musical: The First 50 Years

Flashback: A peek into our book, Medora Musical: The First 50 Years

This Coffee Table Book Makes

the Best Christmas Present

 

This past summer, we celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Medora Musical, which first showed — wooden plank seating, dirt floors and all — on July 1, 1965. It was a great season with so many favorites that took us down memory lane.

But the super fun flashbacks don’t have to end there; in the fan-favorite coffee table book, MEDORA MUSICAL: THE FIRST 50 YEARS, you can take a stroll through all of the years since the show’s beginning — with large photos, play bills, and commentary from the pioneers of our show to bring you right back to the very first day in the seats of the Medora Musical.

Plus, this new coffee table book is the perfect gift for Christmas! You can order it right here.

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A Magical Musical Medora Christmas

A Magical Musical Medora Christmas

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.

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Nominate Medora’s Emily Walter for the North Dakota Music Award’s Favorite Female Vocalist Award

Nominate Medora’s Emily Walter for the North Dakota Music Award’s Favorite Female Vocalist Award

Hey y’all! The “Queen of the West,” Emily Walter, is competing to be one of the top 4 finalists in the North Dakota Music Award’s Favorite Female Vocalist competition!

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RIGHT NOW, all you have to do is follow this link, scroll down to question 12, write in “Emily Walter”, then hit done. Now pat yourself on the back! You’ve just helped “The Queen of the West” take one more step to becoming the North Dakota Music Award’s Favorite Female Vocalist!

The nomination process is open till November 15, up until that date, you can vote for Emily up to five times. The top four nominations in each category will move on to the voting round December 1, 2015 – January 20, 2016 & the winners will be announced February 13, 2016 at the event to be held at the Historic Belle Mehus Auditorium in Bismarck. 

Medora Musical Closes with Record Attendance, Bully Pulpit on Pace to do the Same

Medora Musical Closes with Record Attendance, Bully Pulpit on Pace to do the Same

Medora Musical sees over 124,000 and Bully Pulpit en route to 19,000

(Medora, ND) – The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation (TRMF) announced today the final, record-setting numbers for this year’s 50th Anniversary Season of the Medora Musical – and that Bully Pulpit Golf Course is on pace to set a record of its own, as well.

At the close of this year’s finale, the 2015 Medora Musical had set a new, all-time record for attendance, with 124,074 audience members taking in this summer’s 100-show season. This year’s record-setting attendance number surpassed 2014 – a year that took Musical attendance over 100,000 for the first time in eight years – by over 20,000 attendees.

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Going into the Season Finale…

Going into the Season Finale…

As our 2015 Medora Musical comes to a close… cast, band, riders, crew, employees start to clean up and pack up. We all reflect on this year’s Musical season. It has been a record-breaking year, in so many ways! Our highest audience attendance ever! Only two rainout shows! Honorable Musical reunion guests and guest performers! And so much more…! Allow me to leave you with some fun memories of this summer’s Medora Musical. (In no particular order…)

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