The magic of Medora takes to the road again this holiday season with 27 performances of a music and magic variety show in 22 communities, including a 7:30 p.m. MST Nov. 25 show at Babcock Theater in Billings, Mont.
A Magical Medora Christmas will feature five of the top performers to have graced the stage of the Burning Hills Amphitheater, including former Medora Musical hosts Emily Walter, Bill Sorensen and Job Christenson, yodeler extraordinaire Jared Mason, and Chad Willow, longtime bandleader at the Medora Musical.
"This year we are excited to bring this heart-warming production to even more venues across the upper Midwest," said Randy Hatzenbuhler, president of the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation.
New to this year's show is Chad Willow, pianist, singer, and banjo player from Minnesota, who appeared on the bandstand for 12 seasons of the Medora Musical as associate musical director of the show and leader of the Coal Diggers band. He produced and recorded a vocal bluegrass record entitled Scarecrow, with musicians from the Medora Musical bandstand stage.
This year the Magical Medora Christmas tour stops in 15 communities in North Dakota, two in Montana, four in Minnesota and one in South Dakota. Tickets for all shows are $25 and are available now at www.medora.com Tickets will also be available at local banks in the host communities. Tickets for the Henning show can be purchased at First National Bank of Henning Ottertail and Battle Lake.
Forum Communications and the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation are sponsoring the tour.
The full tour schedule, including ticket sales locations, follows:
Nov. 25, 7:30 p.m., Billings, Mont., Babcock Theater, tickets: Rock Creek Coffee Shop
Nov. 26, 7:30 p.m., Miles City, Mont., Miles City High School, tickets: Chamber of Commerce
Nov. 27, 7:30 p.m., Williston, Williston High School, tickets: Williston CVB
Nov. 28, 7:30 p.m., Minot, MSU Nelson Hall, tickets: Minot CVB
Nov. 29, 7:30 p.m,. Minot, MSU Nelson Hall, tickets: Minot CVB
Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m., Mandan High School, tickets: Dan's Super Market
Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m., Mobridge, S.D., Scherr Howe Center, tickets: Scherr Howe Center
Dec. 3, 4:00 p.m., Ellendale, Trinity Bible School, Tickets: Ellendale Banks
Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m., Fargo South High School, tickets: First International Banks
Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m., Fargo South High School, tickets: First International Banks
Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m., Wahpeton, Stern Center, tickets: Wahpeton Econo Foods
Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m., Jamestown, Reiland Theater, tickets: Hugo's Family Marketplace
Dec. 8, 8:00 p.m., Medora, Old Town Hall Theater, tickets: Rough Riders Hotel
Dec. 9, 3:00 p.m., Medora, Old Town Hall Theater, tickets: Rough Riders Hotel
Dec. 9, 6:45 p.m., Medora, Old Town Hall Theater, tickets: Rough Riders Hotel
Dec. 10, 4:00 p.m., Carrington High School, tickets: CMC Auxiliary
Dec. 11, 3:00 p.m., Grand Forks, Empire Arts Center, tickets: Empire Arts Center
Dec. 11, 7:30 p.m., Grand Forks, Empire Arts Center, tickets: Empire Arts Center
Dec. 12, 7:30 p.m., Park Rapids, High School, tickets: Park Rapids Chamber
Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m., Grafton High School, tickets: Grafton Area Chamber
Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m., Detroit Lakes, Middle School, tickets: Historic Holmes Theater
Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m., Alexandria, Lake Geneva Christian Center, tickets: Elden's Food Fair
Dec. 17, 4:00 p.m., Henning, High School, tickets: Henning Landmark Center and local banks
Dec.18, 7:30 pm, Valley City, VCSU Vangstad Auditorium, tickets: Eagles Nest Book and Gift Store
Dec. 19, 7:30 pm, Dickinson, Trinity High School, tickets: Family Fare Super Markets
Dec. 20, 7:30 pm, Watford City High School, tickets: Watford City Banks
Dec. 21, 7:30 pm, Bismarck, Belle Mehus Auditorium, tickets: Dan's Super Markets