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Medora Musical Opening Weekend Activities

Medora Musical Opening Weekend Activities

 NEWS
May 30, 2012

For more information contact:
Suzanne Wentz
Marketing Director
Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation
SuzanneW@medora.com
701-223-4800

Medora Musical opening weekend offers activities galore

 Run, walk, eat and entertain your way through the North Dakota Badlands June 8-10

Medora, N.D. – Whether you enjoy fitness, nature, entertainment or food, Medora is the place to be the weekend of June 8-10.

The 2012 season of the Medora Musical kicks off Friday, June 8 at 8:30 p.m. MDT. This professionally-produced, high energy, Western style revue is set in the Burning Hills Amphitheatre in the North Dakota Badlands. It features nightly performances through September 8.

Breaksk8, a hip hop roller skating dancing crew, is the variety act featured June 8-30 at the Medora Musical. They have been featured on several TV shows including NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” MTV’s “America’s Best Dance Crew,” and Disney’s hit show “Shake it Up.”

Foodies will enjoy the Pitchfork Fondue, also opening June 8 at 6:15 MDT at the Tjaden Terrace, overlooking the North Dakota Badlands.

The 5th annual Bully Run, which is a road race through the scenic North Dakota Badlands, has a shot gun start at 9:30 am. MDT on Saturday, June 9. Participants can choose from the 5K run, 10K run or the 5K walk. Details can be found at: www.medora.com/what-to-do/?Bully-Run

Nature lovers will enjoy free gate admission to Theodore Roosevelt National Park, courtesy of National Park Fee-Free Day. On June 9, all National Parks, including Theodore Roosevelt National Park near Medora, waive entrance fees.

“The weekend of June 8 through June 10 is an exciting time to be in Medora,” said Randy Hatzenbuhler, president of the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation. “Visitors can start the day by participating in the Bully Run, enjoy the beautiful scenery and wildlife in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, and cap off their day by eating at the Pitchfork Fondue and watching the Medora Musical.”

Tickets to the Medora Musical can be purchased by calling 1-800-MEDORA-1 or online at www.medora.com. Also available online are vacation and golf packages, and Bully Pulpit Golf Course information. Hotel reservations can be made by calling 1-800-MEDORA-1.

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About the Medora Musical

Celebrating its 48th season in 2012, the Medora Musical is a professionally-produced, high energy, Western style revue set in the 2,852 seat Burning Hills Amphitheatre in the North Dakota Badlands. Audiences are treated to an exciting array of song and dance routines performed by the Burning Hills Singers and accompanied by the on-stage band, the Coal Diggers. This family-friendly show is dedicated to the legacy of President Theodore Roosevelt and his time spent in the Badlands.

Medora is located at the entrance to the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. As North Dakota’s #1 vacation destination, Medora offers family entertainment in an Old West atmosphere.

For more information about Medora, visit: www.medora.com. For more information about Theodore Roosevelt National Park: www.nps.gov/thro/index.htm

 

Medora Musical cast features two North Dakotans

Medora Musical cast features two North Dakotans

Medora Musical cast features two North Dakotans

Season preview performances scheduled in Fargo and Bismarck

Medora, N.D. – Two North Dakota residents will take the stage as Burning Hills singers in this year’s production of the Medora Musical.

Misti Koop of Grand Forks is an alumna of Red River High School and East Grand Forks Senior High (Minn.). After graduating from Gustavus Adolphus College with a degree in Music Education, Koop taught band for four years and then earned a master’s degree in Theatre Arts from the University of North Dakota. Since then, she’s toured with Jesus Christ Superstar in 2008-09, ArtsPower’s children’s musical Harry the Dirty Dog in 2010, and most recently performed at the Smith Family Theater in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

Bismarck resident Parish Mechling received her B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from the University of Oklahoma and has since been performing, teaching, and choreographing with various professional theatres and universities in the Midwest. Most recently, Mechling danced her way on top of the Mediterranean with Carnival Cruise Lines, and can be seen as a tap demonstrator in Cathy Roe’s production video: Intermediate/Advanced Tap Routines with Lyn Cramer. Originally from Oklahoma, Mechling now resides in Bismarck.

The remaining 10 Burning Hills singers are: Mark Bailey Capalbo, Saranac Lake, N.Y.; David Collins, Nashville, Tenn.; Daniel Crary, Billings, Mont.; Mike Engh, Billings, Mont.; Kevin Korczynski, Bel Air, Md.; Alicia Magliaro, Brookfield, Conn.; Lauren Mikeal, Waco, Texas; Ken Quiricone, Stratford, Conn.; Lindsey Spencer, Lexington, Ky.; and Kimberly Steffan, Spencer, Iowa.

Free season preview performances of 2012 Medora Musical

Get a preview of this year’s show and see the entire cast of the Burning Hills singers perform live. Both performances are free and open to the public.

Thursday, May 24
Fargo
1 p.m.
West Acres Mall, Food Court

 

Friday, May 25
Bismarck
1 p.m.
Kirkwood Mall, South Court (by Coldwater Creek)

The Medora Musical kicks off June 8 and features nightly performances at 8:30 p.m. MT through September 8.

Tickets to the Medora Musical can be purchased now by calling 1-800-MEDORA-1 or online at www.medora.com. Hotel reservations can be made by calling 1-800-MEDORA-1.

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About the Medora Musical

Celebrating its 48th season in 2012, the Medora Musical is a professionally produced, high energy, Western style revue set in the 2,852-seat Burning Hills Amphitheater in the North Dakota Badlands. Audiences are treated to an exciting array of song and dance routines performed by the Burning Hills Singers and accompanied by the on-stage band, the Coal Diggers. This family friendly show is dedicated to the legacy of President Theodore Roosevelt and his time spent in the Badlands.

Medora is located at the entrance to the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. As North Dakota’s #1 vacation destination, Medora offers family entertainment in an Old West atmosphere.

For more information about Medora, visit: www.medora.com. For more information about Theodore Roosevelt National Park: www.nps.gov/thro/index.htm