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2019 Medora Musical Auditions!

Auditions are coming up at the end of January, don’t miss your chance to star in the Greatest Show in the West, the Medora Musical! Performed live and outside 100 nights in a row this western musical complete with history, live animals, fireworks, and some good ‘ol downhome country music is a show unlike any other!


2018 Medora Musical Auditions Begin Saturday

Auditions to be held in Bismarck, Fargo, Minneapolis, and Memphis

(Medora, ND) – The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation, in conjunction with StageWest Entertainment, is pleased to announce auditions for the 2018 Season of the Medora Musical are set to begin this weekend.


Performers interested in trying out for the Burning Hills Singers and Coal Diggers Band are welcome and encouraged to attend one of the auditions hosted at the dates and times below.


Members of the media are welcome at audition venues. Representatives from StageWest Entertainment — several of whom have also been cast members themselves — and auditionees, will be available for questions and comments.


~ January 20
Bismarck, ND at the Lynne Center, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, at 2:00pm


~ January 21
Fargo, ND, at the Buxton Choral  Rehearsal Hall within the Hvidsten Hall of Music, Concordia College, at 1:00pm


~ January 22
St. Paul, MN, at North Garden Theatre, at 7:00pm


~ February 2 – 5
Memphis, TN, at Playhouse on the Square. Auditionees must be registered with United Professional Theatre Auditions (UPTA)*

*All auditions except UPTA are first come, first served.



The professional cast of each season’s Medora Musical hails from all across the nation – with talented members of the cast often coming from the Show’s home state of North Dakota.


Each year over 1,000 performers audition for the show and each year’s cast is different than the previous.


Over the course of it’s 53 year history, the Medora Musical’s professional cast has been made up of a mixture of performers and musicians who have traveled the world performing on cruise lines, who’ve starred in Broadway productions, appeared on hit TV shows like TheVoice and even those who’ve launched their career in Medora and went on to enjoy an extremely successful career in entertainment.


Singers, dancers and musicians are required to prepare an up tempo and a ballad for the audition. Prospective performers should also bring sheet music in the correct key, a resume, and an 8×10 photo.


Audio and stage technicians can email resumes to Tricia Hofeld at:

Pre-audition contact: Justin Fisk, 701-340-3183
Day-of and performer contact: Curt Wollan, Producer/Director

Three North Dakotans to Perform as Burning Hills Singers

Three North Dakotans to Perform as Burning Hills Singers

Two young talents join show veteran in the 2014 Medora Musical


(MEDORA, ND) – The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation, in conjunction with StageWest Entertainment, is excited to announce that three North Dakotans will join the Burning Hills Singers for the 2014 Medora Musical.

Damon Fichter, Dickinson, and Delanie Wiedrich, Hazen, will join the Burning Hills Singers for the first time this season. Both were selected after February’s auditions in Bismarck and Fargo, where they beat out a talented field of performers vying for a spot in the 2014 Medora Musical. Misti Koop, Grand Forks, will return for her second season in the Medora Musical.

“This audition season we saw well over 1,200 singers and dancers from all over the country – and the talent level was at an all-time high,” says Medora Musical Executive Producer and Director, Curt Wollan. “It was particularly impressive to see so many first time auditionees from North Dakota who were so well prepared. These new, young Burning Hills Singers stood out at the auditions because of their wonderful stage presence and beautiful voices and they will certainly make North Dakota proud during this Medora Musical season.” READ MORE »