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New Host of the Medora Musical Teams with All-Star Cast

New Host of the Medora Musical Teams with All-Star Cast

Wollan to Host alongside talented cast from around the nation and North Dakota

(Medora, ND) – The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation, in conjunction with StageWest Entertainment, is excited to announce the cast and band of the 2016 Medora Musical. Following the conclusion of thousands of auditions in North Dakota, Minnesota, and Tennessee, a new host, veteran co-host, and 12 all-star Burning Hills Singers have been selected for this year’s performance.

Long time Burning Hills Singer, Chet Wollan, will take on a brand-new role as the host of this year’s Medora Musical. His charming, musical approach will be balanced, of course, by his lovable antagonist, Bill Sorensen, who returns as co-host for his fourth straight year.

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New Shows to Accompany Medora Musical

New Shows to Accompany Medora Musical

Two Brand-New Shows and a Revised Favorite Come to Medora this Summer

(Medora, ND) — The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation (TRMF) is pleased to announce that two brand-new shows and a fan-favorite reprisal will play in downtown Medora all summer long, accompanying the 2016 Medora Musical, which opens on June 3.

All-new in Medora, Jared Mason: LIVE! and The Medora Gospel Brunch bring the very best of the Medora Musical into their own exciting, family-friendly shows this summer. The fan-favorite, TR Salute to Medora featuring Joe Wiegand, has been revamped to help celebrate the 100th anniversary of our National Park System, and the impact our North Dakota Badlands had on Theodore Roosevelt. READ MORE »

Medora Musical to be Televised

Medora Musical to be Televised

Encore Broadcast of the Medora Musical in Memory of Sheila Schafer March 27th

(Medora, N.D.) The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation, in conjunction with BEK Communications, is pleased to announce that an encore broadcast of the Medora Musical will air at 7 PM CST on Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016.

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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.