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 »
Posts tagged Misti Koop
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!
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 »
1) What made you decide to audition for the Medora Musical again?
I am very excited to be coming back to Medora this summer.
Unlike other shows I’ve been a part of, The Medora Musical is unique and wonderful on a different level. I’m not trying to exaggerate.
At the closing of Medora 2012, I had gained several lifelong friends from our cast and crew. If your parents or teachers have ever told you, “surround yourself with exceptional people, and you will strive to be exceptional too,” then please believe them. That is exactly what I experienced as a Burning Hills Singer in The Medora Musical. Performing in this beautiful setting to a huge amphitheater of people who are truly glad to be there, and performing with a group of friendly, positive performers who give their ALL every night and LOVE what they do… is a top notch experience, in my book! READ MORE »