Medora musical auditions begin

By: 
STAR STAFF

The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation, in conjunction with StageWest Entertainment, will have auditions for the 2018 Season of the Medora Musical beginning 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 following dates and times, according to a news release from the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation.

Representatives from StageWest Entertainment — several of whom have also been cast members themselves — and auditionees, will be available for questions and comments.

— Saturday — Bismarck, North Dakota, at the Lynne Center, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, at 2 p.m.

— Sunday — Fargo, North Dakota, at the Buxton Choral  Rehearsal Hall within the Hvidsten Hall of Music, Concordia College, at 1 p.m.

— Monday — St. Paul, Minnesota, at North Garden Theatre, at 7 p.m.

— Friday through Monday, Feb. 2-5 — Memphis, Tennessee, 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 more than 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 gone 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 8x10 photo.

Audio and stage technicians can email resumes to Tricia Hofeld at: thofeld@troupeamerica.com.

The pre-audition contact is Justin Fisk at 701-340-3183. The day-of and performer contact is Curt Wollan, producer/director.

Medora Musical rehearsals will begin Thursday, May 3, in Medora, North Dakota. The Medora Musical opens on Friday, June 1.