December 1 – December 18

Thurs – Sat 7:30pm
Sat & Sun 2:00pm

A Very Merry Badlands Christmas is bringing the holidays right to Medora! Celebrate this holiday season with wonderful music, comedy, and inspiring Christmas cheer.
This holiday favorite is wonderful for the entire family! Celebrating the Christmas season with Medora Musical stars of the past and present who bring you some of the season’s very best music in the charming Old Town Hall Theater with a wonderful story and ends with a dazzling finale that will remind us all of the reason for the season!

$37.99 +taxes & fees.

Old Town Hall Theater

Dec 1 – Dec 18

Thurs – Sat 7:30pm Sat & Sun 2:00pm

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Meet the Cast

Jonathan Acorn

A Massachusetts native, Jonathan is thrilled to spend the Holiday season out west! He recently appeared in the world premiere production of Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol, for which he had the honor of working with Dolly herself! You may also have seen him in the Academy Award-nominated film Little Women. Other favorite credits include productions at North Shore Music Theatre, Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre, Cape Symphony, and the Jackson Hole Playhouse. BFA Musical Theatre, Emerson College – JonathanAcorn.com – Be a light.

Jessica Bradish

Jessica Bradish is thrilled to be staying in Medora after her 8th season in The Medora Musical to help bring A Very Merry Badlands Christmas to the wonderful audiences here! Originally from Des Moines, IA, she received her BFA in musical theater performance from Wagner College in NYC. Past favorite roles include Rhetta Cupp in the national tour of Pump Boys and Dinettes, Lee in Cowgirls at Pioneer Theatre Company in Utah, and Christmas Past in the national tour of A Christmas Carol. Love and thanks to Ryan, Babba, and all of her friends and family for their support.

Damon Fichter

Born and raised in Dickinson, ND, Damon earned a BA in Music while attending Dickinson State University. After graduating he moved to Minneapolis, MN and found prosperity teaching private voice and piano lessons; acting in film and theater; and performing in bands as well as a worship team. Notably, he has performed for over 600,000 people during his time as a Burning Hills Singer in the Medora Musical. Now calling Nashville, TN home, Damon continues to teach music while working on various projects as a songwriter, session musician, and recording artist known as “a human”. No matter where his journey takes him, Damon will forever cherish the special kind of magic that can only be found in Medora.

Taylor Leet Vogel

Taylor is elated to be back in Medora for the Holiday season! Raised in her beautiful hometown of Bismarck, Taylor grew up with a love for singing and dancing.  Her dream of performing took her to the Windy City of Chicago, where she earned a BA in Vocal Performance/Contemporary Urban Popular from Columbia College Chicago. Taylor’s love for performing brought her back to North Dakota where she has been a Burning Hills Singer in the Medora Musical since 2017. This past September she tied the knot, and married her handsome, guitar riffing husband, Adam Vogel. They currently reside in Bismarck, and perform for various events around the state as a duo.  Taylor is grateful for the love and support from her family, friends, hometown, and the state of North Dakota!

Amy LeGrand

“Hey, Howdy Hey!!” Amy is elated to be extending her stay in Medora after finishing her seventh season in the Medora Musical and the TRMF production of Honky Tonk Angels. Originally from Saint Louis, Missouri, Amy has just recently relocated back to Nashville, TN where she attended Belmont University. Happy Holidays!

Adam Vogel

Adam Vogel is from Melrose MN. He has been a part of the Medora Musical for 6 years, and it is his 3rd season with the Medora Christmas Show. Adam has spent his time playing in country rock bands in Minneapolis, and has played with Top Shelf Country, a band on a Norwegian Cruise line. He currently lives in Bismarck ND where he gives music lessons and performs with his wife Taylor Leet Vogel as a duo around the North Dakota area. He is back for another season as the guitarist for “A Very Merry Badlands Christmas!”

Chad Willow

Chad is a pianist, singer, and banjo player from the northwoods of Minnesota. The past five Christmas seasons, Chad has been Music Director and performer in Medora’s Christmas shows, and this year, leads the charge as Writer, Director and Music Director. With twelve seasons of the Medora Musical as Associate Musical Director and leader of the Coal Diggers band, his connection to Medora runs deep, having made lifelong friends and colleagues. With a smile, Chad says his best Medora adventure was meeting his wife Kim (then a Burning Hills singer) in the summer of 2012. “We’ve now celebrated our seventh wedding anniversary, and are sharing in the incredible adventure of parenthood raising our daughter, June! Let’s get this show rolling, and experience the winter wonderland that is A Very Merry Badlands Christmas.”

Kim Willow

Kim is excited to be back in Medora for A Very Merry Badlands Christmas!  Medora holds a special place in her heart, after performing as a Burning Hills Singer between 2012 – 2016, and the Medora Christmas shows of 2019 and 2020.  Kim has also been seen playing the role of Beverly, in the hit Church Basement Ladies series in both national tours and regional theatre around the country.  Other favorite credits include: Cosette (Les Miserables), Peggy Sawyer (42nd Street), Lily St. Regis (Annie) and Cinderella (Into the Woods).  When not onstage, you can find her music directing or band leading, most recently in The Legendary Ladies of Country.  Kim now resides in Cedar Falls, IA, with her husband, Chad, and their 2 year old daughter.

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Holiday Events

Holiday Events

December 2-4

Eats on the streets, shopping, dancing, and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy – all amidst western Christmas decor and snowcapped buttes.

December 10

Be bold and brave the cold! Whether you’re on Bold St. Nick’s naughty list or nice list, you will experience the world-famous Maah Daah Hey like few racers ever have – frozen!

Bring Your Christmas Party To The Badlands

Round up your team or loved ones and getaway in the Badlands.

Groups of 20 or more can receive discounted show tickets by calling our group services office at 1-800-MEDORA-1

Whether it’s a family reunion or a corporate retreat, you’re in good hands with our Event Services team would love to help y ou plan!

Thank you to our presenting sponsor KFYR TV

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