Auditions for the Medora Musical have been announced.
We recruit talent from around the region and country, and some of the best comes from right in our own backyard — so if you have the talent and desire, head to one of these locations and audition! READ MORE »
You see the Burning Hills Singers on stage, but have you ever wondered what they do to get ready for the Show? In this blog, Grand Forks North Dakota native, Misti Koop, tells you what it takes to get ready for, “The Greatest Show in the West!” Enter Misti…
Hey y’all! The 50th Anniversary Season of the Medora Musical starts so soon we can almost hear the cloggers! Opening weekend kicks off June 5 with the first performance of this year’s Medora Musical!
Rehearsals are in full swing. Song and dance numbers are melding together, and the on-stage banter of Emily Walter and Bill Sorensen is just getting started. Here’s a sneak peek behind the scenes of rehearsal for “The Greatest Show in the West”!
The “Queen of the West,” Emily Walter. Look at that 1,000 watt smile! READ MORE »
The “Queen of the West,” Emily Walter, will join “Wild West Prestidigitator,”Bill Sorensen, as co-hosts of this year’s show. Walter enjoyed several seasons as a Burning Hills Singer in the mid-90’s before traveling the world as a professional entertainer. She began hosting the Medora Musical in 2010 and this year will use her powerful voice to lead the cast as they celebrate the legacy of Theodore Roosevelt and the old west.
Meanwhile, the on-stage antics of Bill Sorensen will add a touch of magic and humor to the storyline – while he ever so slightly pesters his fellow cast members, to the delight of the crowd.
When we first start rehearsing in May, we have the advantage of a wall of mirrors. This helps so much to learn choreography! But once we reach the amphitheater, it’s all about numbers and spacing and timing… no mirrors anymore. The stage is lined with ascending numbers out from the center (being “0”) to each side. Besides, lyrics, correct notes, and precise choreography, we also have to be in the right place at all times. This precise placement of each moment of the show is called our “blocking.” READ MORE »
This blog was written by Burning Hill Singer Delanie Wiedich. It is her first blog in a series of blogs from North Dakota Burning Hills Singers.
It is a beautiful May morning when I wake up in a hotel bed in Plymouth, Minnesota. I lay there for just a moment, trying to wrap my head around what is happening.
Within the past 24 hours my world has been flipped upside down; I have turned 18, left my hometown, said goodbye to my friends and family, not quite completed high school, and am starting my first professional job as a Burning Hills Singer in the Medora Musical. Panic is about to set in when I rip myself from the comfort of my bed and dress myself for the day. READ MORE »
This blog was written by Burning Hill Singer Damon Fichter. It is his first blog in a series of blogs from North Dakota Burning Hills Singers.
I’m currently in a van packed, full of Burning Hills Singers, on our way to Watford City where we will perform at a school and nursing home. As I see everyone relaxing and chatting during our ride, I sometimes forget we are all here for a job. Really?! I am getting paid to sing and dance with my friends. I am only 21 and I feel like I have one of the best jobs in the world. READ MORE »
This blog was written by Burning Hill Singer Misti Koop. It is first in a series of blogs from North Dakota Burning Hills Singers.
Ten days into rehearsals, it’s time to leave our Minneapolis studio/rehearsal space and relocate to our home stage in Medora, ND. Some music is now memorized, some dances are in our bodies, the script is under revision, and we have one completed costume. After a promotional performance in Fargo and a few in Bismarck, we finally arrive in Medora for our first on-site rehearsal!
Hey ya’ll! We just announced the Medora Musical cast today! So we thought we’d give you a behind the scenes look at what goes into making “The Greatest Show in the West”! Read on to see some great photo’s.