“The Greatest Show in the West” is on pace for its second highest attendance of all-time
(Medora, ND) – The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation (TRMF) is excited to announce that total sales for the 2016 Medora Musical have surpassed 100,000 for a third year in a row. The milestone sale happened on Wednesday, August 17.
With just over three weeks of the season left, TRMF officials project that this year’s attendance will finish as the second most attended year in the history of the Medora Musical – likely ending surpassing 114,000 total attendees.
The Medora Musical crossed the 100,000 sales threshold for the first time in nearly a decade in 2014, and set an all-time record last year when 124,074 people saw the 50thAnniversary show. Prior to 2015, the last time ticket sales were this high was in 2001, when 113,641 people took in the Medora Musical.
Asked about what has helped attendance numbers this year, Randy Hatzenbuhler commented, “What we are seeing at the Medora Musical this year is because of a continuation of improvement from the last five years. Our teamwork with StageWest Entertainment has focused on making sure the show is the best it’s ever been each year and the attendance numbers show that’s working.
“From selecting our professional cast from over 1,000 auditions, to ensuring lots of excitement, great variety acts, fireworks, and a great time in the show for the kids to come on stage, the Medora Musical itself has never been better than it is this year. And we plan to continue improving the Medora Musical so that attendees who make a traditional trip each summer, have a fresh, new, Broadway-level experience every time they come.”
Officials also credit more new events and concerts in Medora, increased hotel availability in Dickinson, and the 100th Anniversary of the National Park System in helping.
Three and a half weeks remain in the 2016 season of the Medora Musical. The final show is September 10.
Tickets and information at: MEDORA.COM or 1-800-MEDORA-1.