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 […]

Spur Your Inner Artist with Drawing & Watercolor

Experience a creative vacation in Medora this winter!

This event has been cancelled.
We will be holding another Spur Your Inner Artist  June 5 – 8, 2018.
More details to come soon!

Join Barbara Benda Nagle, professional artist and instructor as she teaches “Spur Your Inner Artist with Drawing and Watercolor” workshop February 12-15th.  A native of Wahpeton, ND, Barbara excels in simplifying art concepts so all levels of learners may succeed.


In this 4-day workshop, you will learn:

How to execute a variety of drawing and watercolor techniques
How to make sense of the color wheel and use it to your advantage
How to use “value” (lights and darks) to make paintings dramatic
How to design your painting rather than copy photographs
How to create strong, dynamic compositions


This workshop takes place in the state-of-the-art Bill and Jane Marcil Life Skills Center in Medora.  Class size is limited – the first 15 registrants will secure a spot.  Payment options vary from workshop only to the popular Stay and Paint package, which includes lodging at the historic Rough Rider Hotel.


For more details, please visit  http://bit.ly/2lRIOhf or call 701-610-9529.

To book your spot, please call

For more information about Barbara’s teaching philosophy, please visit www.barbarabendanagle.com

Barbara Benda Nagle with her “Portrait of Big Pappy”


A Magical Medora Christmas Tour Dates and Times

Four past and present Medora performers will entertain audiences during 28 shows, in 22 communities, across 4 states this Nov. & Dec.

The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation (TRMF) is pleased to announce that A Magical Medora Christmas variety show will tour this holiday season across North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, and Minnesota.


The family-friendly Christmas show will feature the musical talents of Emily Walter, Jared Mason, and Job Christenson, as well as the comedy and magic of Bill Sorensen.

Read on to see see tour dates and times!