Medora Musical Closes with Record Attendance, Bully Pulpit on Pace to do the Same

Medora Musical sees over 124,000 and Bully Pulpit en route to 19,000

(Medora, ND) – The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation (TRMF) announced today the final, record-setting numbers for this year’s 50th Anniversary Season of the Medora Musical – and that Bully Pulpit Golf Course is on pace to set a record of its own, as well.

At the close of this year’s finale, the 2015 Medora Musical had set a new, all-time record for attendance, with 124,074 audience members taking in this summer’s 100-show season. This year’s record-setting attendance number surpassed 2014 – a year that took Musical attendance over 100,000 for the first time in eight years – by over 20,000 attendees.

amphitheatre from house right

Previously, the most attended season of the “Greatest Show in the West” was 2001, when more than 113,600 people attended the show.

TRMF communications director, Justin Fisk, commented, “We had an aggressive goal in mind, but attendance this year truly surpassed our wildest expectations. We’re so thankful to the cast and crew, to everyone involved with the Foundation, and most of all to our audience, who are the ones that made this record year a reality.”

Fisk continued,

“And what’s most exciting, is that we’re already working on bringing the favorites from this year’s show into 2016, as we begin the Medora Musical’s next 50 years.”

Bully Pulpit Golf Course, just south of Medora and ranked “One of America’s Top 100 Public Courses” by Golf Digest is also having a record-breaking year. Through Monday, September 14, more than 16,800 rounds had been played at the course – a number that puts the golf course 8.5% ahead of the same period in 2014, which previously set the bar for most rounds played in a season.


Bully Pulpit PGA Professional, Casey Moen, commented, “The golf season so far has been incredible. We’ve had people from across the nation, and even international golfers out here playing a course that’s in the best shape I’ve ever seen. We’ve heard from a lot of players from North Dakota, too, that have heard about the course before, but who are just coming out to play it for the first time this year –

and most come off the course just ecstatic.”

Moen continued, “Actually, including pre-booked rounds for the rest of the season, we’ve already surpassed 2014, and I think we’re going to finish the season in October with over 19,000 rounds played.”

Bully Pulpit Golf Course is open through the end of October, weather permitting. The course has also moved to fall rates that offer players a savings on 18 holes.

Next year’s Medora Musical opens June 3, 2016, and shows every night all summer long at 7:30 p.m. MDT, in the Burning Hills Amphitheatre. Bully Pulpit Golf Course opens each spring, weather permitting, in early April.

More information and booking information is always available at MEDORA.COM.

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