Attendance surpasses 2013 number, with sales for nine remaining shows putting total count over 100,000
(MEDORA, ND) – The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation (TRMF) is excited to announce that as of curtain-fall on the August 28 showing of the Medora Musical, attendance for 2014’s 50th Edition of the “Greatest Show in the West” has surpassed total 2013 attendance – and total ticket sales, including the remaining nine shows of the season, has surpassed 100,000.
This will mark the first time Medora Musical attendance has topped 100,000 in nearly a decade – with the last season this large coming in 2005, when 103,000 people took in the show.
“This year’s show has been outstanding; there’s a real buzz across the state about how excellent the entire cast is and we are seeing the result of that excitement in increased attendance,” says TRMF President, Randy Hatzenbuhler.
“We also believe we’re seeing the positive results of more families moving to Western North Dakota, the benefit of some schools around the state starting after Labor Day, and more people visiting more frequently – with folks visiting multiple times per year and many making Medora an annual weekend trip that they don’t want to miss.”
Over 92,000 attendees enjoyed the 2013 Medora Musical – an increase of 9% over 2012 and the first significant increase in several years. This year’s increase is on-track to match that percentage gain or top it.
The Medora Musical shows every night at 7:30 pm MDT through September 6.