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2018 Medora Musical Auditions Begin Saturday

Auditions to be held in Bismarck, Fargo, Minneapolis, and Memphis

(Medora, ND) – The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation, in conjunction with StageWest Entertainment, is pleased to announce auditions for the 2018 Season of the Medora Musical are set to begin this weekend.


Performers interested in trying out for the Burning Hills Singers and Coal Diggers Band are welcome and encouraged to attend one of the auditions hosted at the dates and times below.


Members of the media are welcome at audition venues. Representatives from StageWest Entertainment — several of whom have also been cast members themselves — and auditionees, will be available for questions and comments.


~ January 20
Bismarck, ND at the Lynne Center, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, at 2:00pm


~ January 21
Fargo, ND, at the Buxton Choral  Rehearsal Hall within the Hvidsten Hall of Music, Concordia College, at 1:00pm


~ January 22
St. Paul, MN, at North Garden Theatre, at 7:00pm


~ February 2 – 5
Memphis, TN, at Playhouse on the Square. Auditionees must be registered with United Professional Theatre Auditions (UPTA)*

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



The professional cast of each season’s Medora Musical hails from all across the nation – with talented members of the cast often coming from the Show’s home state of North Dakota.


Each year over 1,000 performers audition for the show and each year’s cast is different than the previous.


Over the course of it’s 53 year history, the Medora Musical’s professional cast has been made up of a mixture of performers and musicians who have traveled the world performing on cruise lines, who’ve starred in Broadway productions, appeared on hit TV shows like TheVoice and even those who’ve launched their career in Medora and went on to enjoy an extremely successful career in entertainment.


Singers, dancers and musicians are required to prepare an up tempo and a ballad for the audition. Prospective performers should also bring sheet music in the correct key, a resume, and an 8×10 photo.


Audio and stage technicians can email resumes to Tricia Hofeld at:

Pre-audition contact: Justin Fisk, 701-340-3183
Day-of and performer contact: Curt Wollan, Producer/Director

Where to watch the eclipse on August 21 in Medora!

Where to watch the eclipse on August 21 in Medora!

This is the first time a total solar eclipse will go over the contiguous United States.

Make the most of this can’t miss event by viewing in from these spots in Medora!

PS: Catch The Highwaymen Live after the eclipse at the Burning Hills Amphitheatre at 7:30pm.


The Burning Hills Amphitheatre. READ MORE »

There is No Tradition Like a Medora Family Tradition

Families have made Medora their summer vacation destination for years, and we love seeing them grow year after year.


Every year, hundreds of families make their way back to Medora to fulfil a tradition that goes back decades.



A Musical Tradition

Here in Medora everyone is gearing up for Independence Day Weekend and the 4th of July!

However, no one is more excited than the Medora Musical Cast.

Because not only is it Independence Day Weekend and the 4th of July, but this Saturday marks the 53rd Anniversary of the Medora Musical!


Meet the Medora Musical Cast!

We’d like you to meet the “Greatest Cast in the West!”

Here they are! 

Hailing from Minneapolis, MN, Cowboy Chet is thrilled to be back in the saddle again on the Medora stage as Host for a second summer! After touring the country on Troupe America’s National tour of Pump Boys and Dinettes (Jim), he is once again ready to spend the summer in the beautiful badlands of North Dakota. Previously, he has been seen in the national tours of Miracle on 34th Street, Ring of Fire, and Live From Nashville. He has also spent several years performing at Dollywood, in Pigeon Forge, TN, where he met his wife, Candice. Chet would like to thank his family for their continued support! Enjoy the show!

Host: Cowboy Chet


Opening Weekend Was a Success!

Last weekend was opening weekend at the Medora Musical–and it was one rootin’-tootin,’ boot-scootin’ heck of a time!

There was singing.

There was dancing.
There was singing while dancing.

And of course, there was laughter all night long!


Here are some photos of the show in case you missed opening weekend, or just want to
re-live the best weekend of your summer! READ MORE »

Top 3 Medora Musical Moments!

There are just 3 more days until opening night of the 2017 Medora Musical

In celebration, here are a few of our favorite Medora Musical Moments that you should watch out for!

Medora Musical Moment #1 : The Cloggers!

It’s not tap… It’s not swing… IT’S CLOGGING!

Clogging has been featured in the Medora Musical since the very beginning and is an unforgettable part of the show!

Keep your eyes and ears peeled for the unmistakable sight and sound of the Medora Cloggers!

Medora Musical Moment #2: The Variety Show!

The fun never stops at the Medora Musical!

While the cast and crew prepare for the second act, guests experience unforgettable entertainment in the form of our variety shows — which change throughout the season!

You’ll never laugh so hard, cheer so loud, or be so amazed as you are watching comedic and acrobatic talent brought here from around the world!

Check out this year’s Variety Acts here!

Medora Musical Moment #3: The Firework Finale!

Nothing ends a night better than the Medora Musical’s breathtaking fireworks display! You won’t want to miss one minute!


Look for more Medora Musical Moments here!






Behind the Scenes of the Medora Musical–Photo shoot

With the summer season right around the corner, everyone here in Medora is working tirelessly to prepare our favorite people in the world… you, our guests!

And this is especially true for the Medora Musical Cast! Why, just yesterday they had an afternoon photo shoot. Take a look!

The Medora Musical Cast welcomes you!


You’re gonna want to take a longer lunch!

Because there are two special Medora Musical preview performances coming to a town near you!

Catch the first one Monday, May 15 at 1:00pm CDT, at the West Acres Shopping Center food court in Fargo, ND.

Then on Tuesday, May 16 at 1:00pm CDT, make your way to the ND Heritage Center Prairie Amphitheater in Bismarck, ND for another bully performance!

The performances are about 20 minutes long and will give you just a taste of what’s in store for this year’s show!

Summer is here, which means Medora Musical season is right around the corner. We’ll see y’all June 2nd for opening night!

Click here to get your Medora Musical tickets!

Featured Variety Acts Announced for 2017 Medora Musical

4 feature acts take stage during second half of show

(Medora, ND) – The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation is excited to announce the 2017 Featured Variety Acts of the Medora Musical.

For decades, world-class variety acts have been a part of the 52-year-old Medora Musical. Performers from around the globe have offered family-friendly entertainment as a part of each year’s musical production — with everything from comedians and dancing dogs, to juggling troupes, Chinese acrobats, and daredevils on bicycles taking the stage during the second half of each night’s show.

This year’s Featured Variety Acts at the Medora Musical are: READ MORE »