Meet the 2013 Co- Hosts of the Medora Musical!

The Medora Musical is pleased to announce that Medora veterans Bill Sorensen and Emily Walter will co-host this season’s show.

Bill SorensenBill Sorensen has been involved in Medora for the past thirty years. During those years, he has been a versatile variety performer, acting as a host, magician and producer for the popular 4M Revue, where he has produced at least two thousand shows. When he’s not involved in Medora, Bill enjoys a varied career as a successful businessman, venture capitalist, boxing manager, athletic promoter, public speaker/entertainer and public official. Bill served 12 years as the mayor of Bismarck; prior to that he served two terms as a state legislator and two terms as a Bismarck City Commissioner.

“Medora has been a labor of love,” says Bill. “I have had the opportunity to watch my four daughters grow up in this place. I never expected to be doing this for this long nor did I anticipate the overwhelming support that I’ve received from the thousands who have come to Medora over the years.”

EmilyWalterEmily Walter, a Wisconsin native, was a Burning Hills singer from 1993 through 1995. Emily’s performance during those seasons led her to being named one of a select few entertainers approved to portray the legendary Patsy Cline by the Patsy Cline estate. A veteran of the first Gulf War, Emily was the lead vocalist with the U.S. SAC Band, where she worked with such stars as Lee Greenwood, and legends Bob Hope and John Denver. Since receiving her Masters Degree in Fine Arts from Mankato State University in 1995, she has traveled extensively around the world playing roles that have varied from Shakespeare to Annie Oakley.

“I’ve traveled the world but Medora holds a special place in my heart. It always pulls me back,” says Emily. “So it was impossible for me to turn down the chance to come back to co-host the show.”

Show organizers say both Bill and Emily will headline a production that will have a stronger western theme to it than previous seasons.

“We have always branded the Musical as the Greatest Show in the West,” says Medora Musical manager Kinley Slauter. “This year’s show will stay true to our show’s roots by providing audiences with true western entertainment.”

Don’t miss the the Medora Musical this year! It is performed nightly at 7:30 PM (MDT) from June 7 to September 7, 2013 amid the splendor of the North Dakota Badlands in the 2,852 seat Burning Hills Amphitheatre in Medora, ND. Tickets and further information are available online at

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  1. Gary Condon
    June 16, 2013    

    I have been going to Medora for thirteen years with a group of friends to hunt and never saw the musical until this year. It was great! All four of us loved it. We are now so sorry we didn’t go the first time we went to Medora. I can assure you we will not miss another year. We ran into Bill in Boots after the show and bought him a beer, what a great guy.
    If anyone is in Medora, go to the musical it is a must see.
    Thanks to all the outstanding performers and great people of Medora for their hospitality.

  2. July 10, 2013    

    how many years is it for the musical this year/ We have been there just about every year .We r now taking our grandchildren they like it has much as our kid do.

  3. Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation
    July 12, 2013    

    We are in the 48th year and 49th season!

  4. Trista Trottier
    July 29, 2013    

    I will never forget my trip to Medora this summer. On July 26th, my boyfriend, Lucas, and and I spent a wonderful day horse back riding, wandering the town and had the best seats in the house for a spectacular performance by the cast of the Medora Musical. After the show, Lucas and I sat on the hood of my car watching the stars and the parking lot slowly empty out. Then he pulled out his phone put on some music and asked me to dance with him. After a few slow songs (and me realizing what was about to happen) he got down on one knee, pulled out a beautiful sapphire ring and asked me to marry him. Magical Medora. What a fitting theme for the night.

  5. Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation
    July 29, 2013    

    What a wonderful story Trista! Thank you so much for sharing, and congratulations to you both! We hope Medora will continue to be a part of your life in the future.

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