Dignitaries, Kids to Help Celebrate 50th Anniversary on July 1

A Prominent Panel of Dignitaries from North Dakota and the Medora Musical to Open the 50th Anniversary Date on Wednesday, one of the Show’s Popular “Kids Days”


(Medora, ND) – The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation, alongside StageWest Entertainment and with the July-first 50th Anniversary show date of the Medora Musical fast approaching, is proud to announce the special list of speakers for the Medora Musical 50th Anniversary Pre-Show.

This commemorative pre-show will take place at 7:20pm MDT, on the stage of the Medora Musical, just prior to that evening’s show.

Several dignitaries special to the Medora Musical and the State of North Dakota will share brief stories and comments about the occasion. The speakers are.

Randy HatzenbuhlerTRMF President
Ed Schafer, TRMF Chairman of the Board, Former North Dakota Governor, Former United States Secretary of Agriculture
Jack DalrympleNorth Dakota Governor
John Hoeven, United States Senator
Heidi Heitkamp, United States Senator
Sandy Tjaden, Former TRMF Vice President
Curt Wollan, Medora Musical Executive Producer/Director
Sheila Schafer, “First Lady of Medora”

A special recognition and thanks goes to U.S. Congressman, Kevin Cramer, for entering the Medora Musical’s 50th Anniversary into the U.S. House of Representatives official record. A special thanks to U.S. Senators, John Hoeven and Heidi Heitkamp, for co-sponsoring an entrance into the U.S. Senate official record also recognizing the landmark.

The Senate entrance will be read, and a United States Flag that will be flown over the United States Capitol will be presented as part of the pre-show festivities for the July 1 Medora Musical by Senator John Hoeven and Senator Heidi Heitkamp .

In addition to the special pre-show to commemorate the 50th Anniversary, the date falls on a Wednesday, one of the Medora Musical’s very popular “Kids Days” where children under 18 get in to the show for free – a coincidence that Medora Musical founder, Harold Schafer, would have been all too happy about. “Kids Days” are every Sunday and Wednesday.

A commemorative photo of all the kids in the audience will be taken on-stage, with the Burning Hills Singers during the Medora Musical. The photo will be sealed in a time capsule to be opened 50 years later, for their kids and grandkids to see.

The 2015 Medora Musical shows every night through September 12, at 7:30 p.m. MDT, in the 2,900-seat Burning Hills Amphitheatre. More information and tickets are available at Medora.com.

1 Comment

  1. Marlene Hoffart
    June 29, 2015    

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE everything about Medora!! Wish I could be there for the big night, but happily, I was just there for 12 days in June. Being a part of the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation Board has been a wonderful experience and I am very honored to be a part of it. My congratulations to everyone involved, the board, the staff, the cast of the musical, the employees, everyone!!

    One should visit Medora at least twice a year!!

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