Medora Musical cast features two North Dakotans

Medora Musical cast features two North Dakotans

Season preview performances scheduled in Fargo and Bismarck

Medora, N.D. – Two North Dakota residents will take the stage as Burning Hills singers in this year’s production of the Medora Musical.

Misti Koop of Grand Forks is an alumna of Red River High School and East Grand Forks Senior High (Minn.). After graduating from Gustavus Adolphus College with a degree in Music Education, Koop taught band for four years and then earned a master’s degree in Theatre Arts from the University of North Dakota. Since then, she’s toured with Jesus Christ Superstar in 2008-09, ArtsPower’s children’s musical Harry the Dirty Dog in 2010, and most recently performed at the Smith Family Theater in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

Bismarck resident Parish Mechling received her B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from the University of Oklahoma and has since been performing, teaching, and choreographing with various professional theatres and universities in the Midwest. Most recently, Mechling danced her way on top of the Mediterranean with Carnival Cruise Lines, and can be seen as a tap demonstrator in Cathy Roe’s production video: Intermediate/Advanced Tap Routines with Lyn Cramer. Originally from Oklahoma, Mechling now resides in Bismarck.

The remaining 10 Burning Hills singers are: Mark Bailey Capalbo, Saranac Lake, N.Y.; David Collins, Nashville, Tenn.; Daniel Crary, Billings, Mont.; Mike Engh, Billings, Mont.; Kevin Korczynski, Bel Air, Md.; Alicia Magliaro, Brookfield, Conn.; Lauren Mikeal, Waco, Texas; Ken Quiricone, Stratford, Conn.; Lindsey Spencer, Lexington, Ky.; and Kimberly Steffan, Spencer, Iowa.

Free season preview performances of 2012 Medora Musical

Get a preview of this year’s show and see the entire cast of the Burning Hills singers perform live. Both performances are free and open to the public.

Thursday, May 24
1 p.m.
West Acres Mall, Food Court


Friday, May 25
1 p.m.
Kirkwood Mall, South Court (by Coldwater Creek)

The Medora Musical kicks off June 8 and features nightly performances at 8:30 p.m. MT through September 8.

Tickets to the Medora Musical can be purchased now by calling 1-800-MEDORA-1 or online at Hotel reservations can be made by calling 1-800-MEDORA-1.


About the Medora Musical

Celebrating its 48th season in 2012, the Medora Musical is a professionally produced, high energy, Western style revue set in the 2,852-seat Burning Hills Amphitheater in the North Dakota Badlands. Audiences are treated to an exciting array of song and dance routines performed by the Burning Hills Singers and accompanied by the on-stage band, the Coal Diggers. This family friendly show is dedicated to the legacy of President Theodore Roosevelt and his time spent in the Badlands.

Medora is located at the entrance to the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. As North Dakota’s #1 vacation destination, Medora offers family entertainment in an Old West atmosphere.

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