As a Grand Forks, ND native, Misti Koop is grateful and overjoyed to be returning for her sixth season as a Burning Hills Singer! We caught up with this energetic, fan-favorite hometown girl to get her thoughts on what she’s been up to and the upcoming Medora Musical season!
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Fargo, ND native Alyssa Scott is thrilled to be returning to Medora for her second summer as a Burning Hills Singer. We dropped a few questions her way via email and she answered them from her Nashville, TN abode!
2017 Burning Hills Singer Taylor Leet is back for her 2nd year as a Burning Hills Singer in the “Greatest Show in the West“!
Raised in her beautiful hometown of Bismarck, ND, Taylor followed her dreams to Chicago earning a BA in Vocal Performance/Contemporary Urban Popular from Columbia College Chicago.
At an early age, Taylor discovered her passion for music and performing. She has been fortunate to participate in musicals, special events, gospel ensembles, and worship teams.
Growing up, she attended the Medora Musical each summer and is thrilled to be a Burning Hills Singer!
We sat down with Taylor to get her take on being a North Dakotan in the Medora Musical and more!
Rehearsals are in full effect — the countdown to the opener is on!
There are just a few weeks until opening night of the 2017 Medora Musical, and the Burning Hills Singers and the creative team are putting in long days to prepare and perfect yet again another breath-taking show.
From dance practice, costume fittings, vocal rehearsals, script readings, and even a little PR work, the cast and crew are going “full-steam ahead” toward opening night.
Here’s a sneak peak behind the scenes, while the cast was wrapping up the Minneapolis leg of rehearsals.
Fittings | Vocals | Choreography
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.
To wet your appetite, here’s a little preview from 1974! READ MORE »
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…)
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!
Now that we are nearing our halfway mark of the Musical season… all of us Burning Hills Singers, Coal Diggers, and our hosts, Bill and Emily, have definitely found our preshow routines. When we arrive on the hill for warm-ups, we know what to expect and what is expected of us. This is a comforting feeling. It’s like going to work and knowing exactly what to do, how to do it, and when to do it! READ MORE »
Damon and I were especially thrilled to see Delanie on Anniversary night! She is of course, our fellow 2014 Medora Musical North Dakotan! Like any alumni of the Medora musical, it is exciting to introduce them to the current cast.
You see the Burning Hills Singers on stage, but have you ever wondered what they do to get ready for the Show? In this blog, Grand Forks North Dakota native, Misti Koop, tells you what it takes to get ready for, “The Greatest Show in the West!” Enter Misti…