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So You’re Going to TRNP: Here’s Where to Eat, Sleep, Play (and More)!

So You’re Going to TRNP: Here’s Where to Eat, Sleep, Play (and More)!

Your need-to-know info for The New York Times’ #5 “Must Do in 2016”

The Theodore Roosevelt National Park has been called many things – the New York Times recently named TRNP the #5 place to visit in 2016 and Josh Duhamel just let the world know that the Park is one of his favorite places to visit!

No joke! Check it out.

So it looks like it’s about that time you set off on your own Theodore Roosevelt National Park adventure. Here’s everything you need to have the adventure of a lifetime!

Hike in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

So, here are some recommendations to help finalize your trip to TR National Park this summer.

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Medora Musical Auditions Begin This Weekend

Medora Musical Auditions Begin This Weekend

(Medora, ND) – The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation, in conjunction with StageWest Entertainment, is pleased to announce that auditions for the 2016 Season of the Medora Musical are set to begin this weekend for performers interested in trying out for the Burning Hills Singers and Coal Diggers Band.

Auditions this weekend are:

  • Saturday, January 30, Bismarck, North Dakota, 10am, at the Lynne Center at Good Shepard Lutheran Church.
  • Sunday, January 31, Moorhead, Minnesota, 1pm, at the Howard Rehearsal Hall within the Hvidsten Hall of Music at Concordia College.

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Big news: Vote for your Medora favorites today!

Big news: Vote for your Medora favorites today!

It seems like Medora, the Medora Musical, and Theodore Roosevelt National Park have been all over the news lately! And with good reason! Medora is up for all kinds of honors and awards. Check it out.

 Vote for your favorites at the ND Music Awards

Medora Musical favorites Emily Walter, Damon Fichter, and the Burning Hills Amphitheatre are up for North Dakota Music Awards!

Click on the images below to vote for them! You can vote once from each of your devices (phone, computer, iPad, etc.), but hurry, voting ends on January 15!

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Auditions for the 2016 Medora Musical are fast approaching!

Auditions for the 2016 Medora Musical are fast approaching!

Attention:

Singers, Dancers, and Musicians!

Auditions for the 2016 Medora Musical are coming up! Do what you love in the beautiful North Dakota Badlands!

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Auditions will be held at: 

Bismarck, ND | Saturday, January 30th, 10 a.m. Lynne Center – Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. 106 Osage Ave

Fargo, ND | Thursday, January 31st, 1 p.m. Howard Rehearsal Hall within the Hvidsten Hall of Music, Concordia College, Moorhead, MN

Minneapolis, MN | Monday, February 1st, 7 p.m. & Tuesday, February 2nd, 7 p.m. Plymouth Playhouse, 2705 Annapolis Lane North, Plymouth, MN

Memphis, TN | February 6th – February 9th. Playhouse on the Square. Auditionees must be registered with *United Professional Theatre Auditions (UPTA)

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

 

At the audition:

Auditionees must prepare two songs — an up-tempo and a ballad. Bring sheet music in the correct key, a resume, and a 8×10 photo.

Dress to move for the dance portion of the audition. An accompanist and a CD player will be provided.

Technicians should email resume to Trica Hofeld at: thofeld@troupeamerica.com

The rest of the details:

These are salaried positions. Room, board, and transportation are provided.

Rehearsals begin in Minneapolis May 6th.

The Medora Musical runs from June 3 – September 10.

Call 612-333-3302 for more information.

 

Here’s your very own poster.

Click to enlarge.

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Merry Christmas from Medora

Merry Christmas from Medora

Merry Christmas!

We hope your holidays are filled with family and cheer.

Two of our family members, Medora Musical “Queen of the West,” Emily Walter and former Burning Hills Singer, Jared Mason, have a special song for you.

Enjoy!

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And don’t miss two, all-news shows in Medora this summer!

 

Jared Mason: Live &

The Medora Gospel Brunch, staring Emily Walter

 

Flashback: A peek into our book, Medora Musical: The First 50 Years

Flashback: A peek into our book, Medora Musical: The First 50 Years

This Coffee Table Book Makes

the Best Christmas Present

 

This past summer, we celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Medora Musical, which first showed — wooden plank seating, dirt floors and all — on July 1, 1965. It was a great season with so many favorites that took us down memory lane.

But the super fun flashbacks don’t have to end there; in the fan-favorite coffee table book, MEDORA MUSICAL: THE FIRST 50 YEARS, you can take a stroll through all of the years since the show’s beginning — with large photos, play bills, and commentary from the pioneers of our show to bring you right back to the very first day in the seats of the Medora Musical.

Plus, this new coffee table book is the perfect gift for Christmas! You can order it right here.

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Nominate Medora’s Emily Walter for the North Dakota Music Award’s Favorite Female Vocalist Award

Nominate Medora’s Emily Walter for the North Dakota Music Award’s Favorite Female Vocalist Award

Hey y’all! The “Queen of the West,” Emily Walter, is competing to be one of the top 4 finalists in the North Dakota Music Award’s Favorite Female Vocalist competition!

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RIGHT NOW, all you have to do is follow this link, scroll down to question 12, write in “Emily Walter”, then hit done. Now pat yourself on the back! You’ve just helped “The Queen of the West” take one more step to becoming the North Dakota Music Award’s Favorite Female Vocalist!

The nomination process is open till November 15, up until that date, you can vote for Emily up to five times. The top four nominations in each category will move on to the voting round December 1, 2015 – January 20, 2016 & the winners will be announced February 13, 2016 at the event to be held at the Historic Belle Mehus Auditorium in Bismarck. 

Going into the Season Finale…

Going into the Season Finale…

As our 2015 Medora Musical comes to a close… cast, band, riders, crew, employees start to clean up and pack up. We all reflect on this year’s Musical season. It has been a record-breaking year, in so many ways! Our highest audience attendance ever! Only two rainout shows! Honorable Musical reunion guests and guest performers! And so much more…! Allow me to leave you with some fun memories of this summer’s Medora Musical. (In no particular order…)

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Medora Musical Breaks All-Time Attendance Record

Medora Musical Breaks All-Time Attendance Record

With a week left of the show over 114,000 have attended, more than 120,000 expected

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(MEDORA, ND) – The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation (TRMF) is excited to announce that a new, all-time attendance record has been set at the Medora Musical. As of September 4, 114,033 people have now seen the 2015, 50th Anniversary Season of the Medora Musical, with over a week remaining in the season.

Previously, the most attended season of the Medora Musical was 2001, when more than 113,600 people attended the show.

Pre-sales for the final week of this year’s production indicate that more than 120,000 will take in the “Greatest Show in the West” before the finale on September 12.

“We’ve imagined having a year of this scale for a long time; we’ve come close during my 27 years, but never had a summer quite like this anniversary season,” Commented TRMF President Randy Hatzenbuhler in a previous statement.

Today he added, “With a week left before we close on September 12, we can truly say this has been the best season that I’ve ever been a part of. We’ve had a great cast, an excellent team of employees and, most of all, absolutely wonderful guests who’ve, really, been the ones to make this all possible. Everyone at TRMF is so excited to see this new record reached, but also so thankful to have the support of our guests and of the state of North Dakota.”

The 2015 Medora Musical shows every night at 7:30 p.m. MDT, in the Burning Hills Amphitheatre cut right into the majestic and rugged North Dakota Badlands. More information and tickets are available at Medora.com.

 

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Medora Musical Sales Surpass 2014 Numbers With Nearly a Month Remaining

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Numbers on pace to set all time record 

(MEDORA, ND) – The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation (TRMF) is excited to announce that sales for the 50th Anniversary Season of the Medora Musical have officially surpassed the total for the 2014 rendition of the “Greatest Show in the West.”

At box office closing on Monday, total sales for this year’s show have crossed the 2014 total of 103,946, and are on pace to set an all-time record with nearly a month of the Medora Musical remaining.

Ticket sales for this year’s show are 13% ahead of the previous year and are on pace to surpass 115,000, which would make this the most attended Medora Musical in its 50 year history.

They’re all fun, but this has been one of the best summers in Medora.” READ MORE »