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A Musical Tradition

Here in Medora everyone is gearing up for Independence Day Weekend and the 4th of July!

However, no one is more excited than the Medora Musical Cast.

Because not only is it Independence Day Weekend and the 4th of July, but this Saturday marks the 53rd Anniversary of the Medora Musical!

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Opening Weekend Was a Success!

Last weekend was opening weekend at the Medora Musical–and it was one rootin’-tootin,’ boot-scootin’ heck of a time!

There was singing.

There was dancing.
There was singing while dancing.

And of course, there was laughter all night long!

 

Here are some photos of the show in case you missed opening weekend, or just want to
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Top 3 Medora Musical Moments!

There are just 3 more days until opening night of the 2017 Medora Musical

In celebration, here are a few of our favorite Medora Musical Moments that you should watch out for!

Medora Musical Moment #1 : The Cloggers!

It’s not tap… It’s not swing… IT’S CLOGGING!

Clogging has been featured in the Medora Musical since the very beginning and is an unforgettable part of the show!

Keep your eyes and ears peeled for the unmistakable sight and sound of the Medora Cloggers!

Medora Musical Moment #2: The Variety Show!


The fun never stops at the Medora Musical!

While the cast and crew prepare for the second act, guests experience unforgettable entertainment in the form of our variety shows — which change throughout the season!

You’ll never laugh so hard, cheer so loud, or be so amazed as you are watching comedic and acrobatic talent brought here from around the world!

Check out this year’s Variety Acts here!

Medora Musical Moment #3: The Firework Finale!

Nothing ends a night better than the Medora Musical’s breathtaking fireworks display! You won’t want to miss one minute!

 

Look for more Medora Musical Moments here!

 

 

 

 

 

Bill Sorensen Returns to Medora Musical, 5 Additional North Dakotans Make the Cast

Brand new talent joins seasoned professionals for 2017 show

(Medora, ND) – The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation, in conjunction with StageWest Entertainment, is excited to announce the cast of the 2017 Medora Musical.

Former Bismarck Mayor and long-time performer, Bill Sorensen, will make his return to the Medora Musical this June, to perform alongside the new host of the show, Chet Wollan, and a cast full of talent from across the country – including five other North Dakotans from Dickinson, Bismarck, and Fargo, and Grand Forks.

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Medora Summer Concert Series Announced

(Medora, ND) – The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation is excited to announce the 2017 summer concert lineup. These four concerts bring a mix of hometown talent and
tributes to history’s iconic bands and musicians…

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Medora Musical Announces Audition Dates for 50th Season

Medora Musical Announces Audition Dates for 50th Season

“The Greatest Show in the West” is looking for talent

(MEDORA, ND) – The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation, in Conjunction with Stage West Entertainment, announced today that auditions for the 2014 Medora Musical will begin in early February. Auditions will be open for singers, dancers and musicians interested in becoming members of the Burning Hills Singers and Coal Diggers band during the 50th year of the Medora Musical.

“Auditions for the Medora Musical attract some of the nation’s top stage talent, each year,” says Kinley Slauter, Burning Hills Amphitheater Director. “And being able to pick the best-of-the-best for the Show is an exciting process – especially so when members of the cast come from our home state of North Dakota.”

Four separate auditions will be held during the month of February. READ MORE »

The Delicious Pitchfork Steak Fondue

The Delicious Pitchfork Steak Fondue

There are many exceptional dining experiences in Medora!  The most unique is the Pitchfork Steak Fondue. Where else can you savor a fondued 12 oz. rib-eye steak as you overlook the Badlands from atop a bluff at the Tjaden Terrace. We might be a little bias but Beth Schatz Kaylor who writes the fabulous blog Rhubarb and Venison agrees, the Pitchfork Fondue and the Medora Musical make for a wonderful evening!  Here are a few snippets from her recent post about the Pitchfork Fondue and Medora Musical.

“Deep fried steak. That’s supposed to be the star attraction at the Pitchfork Fondue in Medora, ND, but I’ve gotta tell you, although the steak is great, the view from the Pitchfork Fondue dining area is simply spectacular. Bring your camera.

But back to the food. As any visitor knows, when you go to Medora, you have to make a night out of 1) the Pitchfork Fondue, followed by 2) the Medora Musical. My carnivore husband LOVES the Pitchfork Fondue. As someone who treads a little heavier in vegetables than meat, even I admit that this is one tasty steak. Throw a steak in a pot of boiling hot oil and it sears immediately, creating a juicy cut with a crispy crust. As a crust fanatic, I completely approve of a crusty steak. A country band plays as diners load up their metal lunch trays (yay for reusable trays!) with coleslaw, baked beans, baked potatoes, raw veggies and Texas toast. The sides aren’t particularly interesting – they all play second fiddle to the meaty entree. “

 

You can read Beth Schatz Kaylor’s  full post Pitchfork Fondue in Medora, ND here!

Meet the 2013 Co- Hosts of the Medora Musical!

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. READ MORE »

13 people you should meet in Medora!

13 people you should meet in Medora!

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Sheila Schafer – Sheila Schafer is the heart and soul of Medora.  Sheila, pronounced Shy-la, and her late husband Harold are likened with rejuvenating Medora and it’s historic presence. She has been in love with Medora since she visited for the first time and we love it every time she returns.

The Burning Hills Singers – This terrific group of 12 singers and dancers kick their heels up in Medora nightly for the Medora Musical. Keep an eye out, they work throughout the town of Medora during the day! Click here to meet the 2013 cast.

The Coal Diggers – Banjo’s, Fiddles and Drums are what the Coal Diggers know, and boy can they play! They bring the Medora Musical to life every night with their foot stomping slapping tunes. Find out who the 2013 Coal Diggers are here! READ MORE »

Medora Musical Announces 2013 Variety Acts

Medora Musical Announces 2013 Variety Acts

(Medora, ND) The Medora Musical announced today the three variety acts that will perform during the 2013 season. Organizers say the three selected variety acts will provide audiences with memorable and unique performances.

The three selected acts are:  

High Voltage

High Voltage
High Voltage is a high-flying and flipping acrobatic team that will leave audiences breathless. The group gets audiences on their feet through powerful stunts, high-flying acrobatics, and amazing routines. They have entertained around the world and have been featured prominently on television, most notably on America’s Got Talent, Monday Night Football, BET Spring Bling with Flo-Rida, and the Ellen DeGeneres Show. This will be the group’s first appearance at the Medora Musical.

High Voltage will perform June 7 through July 22.

 

Kermet Apio

Kermet Apio
Kermet Apio presents clever, clean comedy that will leave audiences laughing all the way home. The 2009 winner of the Great American Comedy Festival, Apio has appeared on television and radio, has performed in 47 states and three Canadian provinces. A married father of two, Apio’s act is clean, smart, autobiographical and appropriate for all ages.

Apio will perform July 23 through August 15.

 

Cirque Zuma Zuma

Cirque Zuma Zuma 
This African circus act will amaze audiences with rhythmic dance, thrilling music, and show-stopping acrobatics. Cirque Zuma Zuma was a finalist on America’s Got Talent. The group has been described as an African-style Cirque du Soleil. Critics and audiences in North America, Europe and Australia all agree – Cirque Zuma Zuma is unlike anything seen before.

Cirque Zuma Zuma will perform August 16 through September 7.

 “One of our producer’s most challenging aspects of putting the show together is the selection of our featured variety acts” says Kinley Slauter, Medora Musical manager.

“Every year our goal is to offer something for everyone while also trying to top what we did the year before. We’re confident we’ve achieved that with this year’s three variety acts.”

The Medora Musical will be performed nightly from June 7 through September 7, 2013, at 7:30 PM MDT. The outdoor show takes place amid the splendor of the North Dakota Badlands in the 2,852 seat Burning Hills Amphitheatre in Medora, ND.

Tickets and further information about the show are available online at www.medora.com.

CONTACT:
Suzanne Wentz, Marketing Director
Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation
(701) 223-4800 / suzannew@medora.com

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