Posts in category Medora Musical

Cast of the Medora Musical to perform at North Dakota Heritage Center Prairie Amphitheater, Bismarck

The public and media are invited to attend this pre-season showing of the Burning Hills Singers and the Co-hosts of the Medora Musical on May 17

(MEDORA, ND) – The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation  and North Dakota Heritage Center are excited to announce that the cast of the 2016 Medora Musical will perform:

May 17, 2015, 1:00 p.m.

ND Heritage Center side lawn at the Prairie Amphitheater

612 E Boulevard Ave, Bismarck, ND 58501


Some Medora Musical All-stars Have a Special Message for You!

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Here’s Your 2016 Medora Musical Variety Acts

Goodness gracious!

Look at the variety act lineup for the 2016 Medora Musical!

todd oliver

Todd Oliver & Friends
June 3 through July 4
A Stand-up Guy the Whole Family Can Laugh With!

Have you ever met a talking dog, a real talking dog? Get ready folks because this season you’re going to meet the funniest character on 4 legs! Irving, with a little help from his friend Todd Oliver, is going to talk up a storm. If you ever wondered how a dog looks at life, this little home raised companion is going to give it to you straight from the dog’s mouth.

Todd Oliver and Friends have been a feature on Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and The Today Show!

Todd is now touring, bringing his brand of family fun to towns across America. So sit back and get ready, you might even find yourself on stage!


Which Medora Musical Cast Member Are You?

If ya didn’t hear, we announced the cast of the 2016 Medora Musical! And really, if you didn’t hear, you should read our Medora Musical Cast Announcement blog!

With all those all-star performers returning, you’re sure to see some of your favorites! Take our Which Medora Musical Cast Member quiz to find out which one you might be!

New Shows to Accompany Medora Musical

New Shows to Accompany Medora Musical

Two Brand-New Shows and a Revised Favorite Come to Medora this Summer

(Medora, ND) — The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation (TRMF) is pleased to announce that two brand-new shows and a fan-favorite reprisal will play in downtown Medora all summer long, accompanying the 2016 Medora Musical, which opens on June 3.

All-new in Medora, Jared Mason: LIVE! and The Medora Gospel Brunch bring the very best of the Medora Musical into their own exciting, family-friendly shows this summer. The fan-favorite, TR Salute to Medora featuring Joe Wiegand, has been revamped to help celebrate the 100th anniversary of our National Park System, and the impact our North Dakota Badlands had on Theodore Roosevelt. READ MORE »

Medora Musical Auditions Begin This Weekend

Medora Musical Auditions Begin This Weekend

(Medora, ND) – The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation, in conjunction with StageWest Entertainment, is pleased to announce that auditions for the 2016 Season of the Medora Musical are set to begin this weekend for performers interested in trying out for the Burning Hills Singers and Coal Diggers Band.

Auditions this weekend are:

  • Saturday, January 30, Bismarck, North Dakota, 10am, at the Lynne Center at Good Shepard Lutheran Church.
  • Sunday, January 31, Moorhead, Minnesota, 1pm, at the Howard Rehearsal Hall within the Hvidsten Hall of Music at Concordia College.


Big news: Vote for your Medora favorites today!

Big news: Vote for your Medora favorites today!

It seems like Medora, the Medora Musical, and Theodore Roosevelt National Park have been all over the news lately! And with good reason! Medora is up for all kinds of honors and awards. Check it out.

 Vote for your favorites at the ND Music Awards

Medora Musical favorites Emily Walter, Damon Fichter, and the Burning Hills Amphitheatre are up for North Dakota Music Awards!

Click on the images below to vote for them! You can vote once from each of your devices (phone, computer, iPad, etc.), but hurry, voting ends on January 15!

emily walter NDMA graphic 2016 READ MORE »

Auditions for the 2016 Medora Musical are fast approaching!

Auditions for the 2016 Medora Musical are fast approaching!


Singers, Dancers, and Musicians!

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


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:

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.

small 2016 Auditions Poster with correct date

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.


jared and emily press play


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


Jared Mason: Live &

The Medora Gospel Brunch, staring Emily Walter


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.

To wet your appetite, here’s a little preview from 1974! READ MORE »