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The greatest Show in the West

A little history. A little humor. A whole lot of Western spirit. Experience the ultimate Country Western Music Revue in Medora, ND! This live outdoor spectacle showcases a variety of music favorites – from Dolly to disco.

It’s good old-fashioned family fun with thrilling variety acts, live horses on stage, a firework finale and new twists each summer. All while celebrating the history of Medora, Teddy Roosevelt, and the historic American West.



Starting at $48.95 + Taxes & Fees

Students – 7 to 17

Starting at $22.95 + Taxes & Fees

Kids 6 and under


Special Dates

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June 7-21 | Kids Free – NEW THIS YEAR

July 1-8  | WISH Kids Free Week

All Summer | Kids Free Wednesdays & Sundays

Veteran Appreciation

July 9 | Free admission for all current and former military members. 

ASL Interpreted Days

July 2 | 8:30pm
August 3 | 7:30 pm
August 4 | 7:30 pm

August 13 | 8:30 pm

Summer Concert Series

July 17 | Matt Vee: Celebrate The Music Of Neil Diamond

July 31 | Comedian: Tommy Ryman

Aug 14 | Thompson Square

  • Inclement Weather: The Medora Musical is performed live and outside. That means we experience North Dakota’s weather – from stunning sunsets, to sudden showers. Every attempt is made to present each performance.

  • Ticket Resellers: There are ticket resellers and secondary markets for tickets. To eliminate the risk of fraud, get tickets through our official ticketing locations at or physical ticketing locations in Medora.

  • Seat Map: The Burning Hills Amphitheatre has more than 2,800 seats, that means a lot of options! View a detailed seat map here to identify sections, levels, and ADA seating.

  • Lost and Found: Items lost at the Burning Hills Amphitheatre are collected by front-of-house staff and stored at the TRMF business offices. Please notify front of house staff or call 1-800-MEDORA-1.



Wednesdays and Sundays FREE


Tuesdays and Thursdays 15% Off Daily

Active Military, Spouses & Dependants

50% Off

2023 Feature Acts

2023 Medora Musical Cast

Sheridan Zuther

Co Host | Martin, ND
Sheridan recently released her debut solo album Songs from the Silo which tells her musical journey that started by singing in a grain silo on her family farm and ranch in central North Dakota. After graduate studies at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Conservatory of Music where she received degrees in Vocal Performance-Opera, she moved to Minneapolis, MN, and starred in a number of musical theatre productions before touring the U.S. and Canada with the vocal jazz quintet Five By Design.

See Sheridan Live – Wednesdays
at the Town Square Patio

John Payonk

Co Host

John is delighted to be making his Medora Musical debut. John has appeared throughout the U.S and abroad in Opera, Concert and Musical Theatre. Favorite roles include Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, Tony in The Most Happy Fella, Old Deuteronomy in CATS! and Mayor Dobbs in Bright Star to name but a few. Equally at home on the operatic stage, some of His credits include the title roles in Rigoletto, Falstaff and Don Pasquale as well as Canio in PAGLIACCI.

Tracy Aronson

NEW | Fargo, ND

Tracy is ecstatic to be making her Medora debut this season. Tracy hails from Fargo, ND! She graduated from the American Musical & Dramatic Academy in New York City in 2021. When not on stage, she enjoys being a choreographer and teaching artist. Some favorite credits include: Steel Magnolias (Shelby) and First Date (Allison/Google Girl). Thank you to my wonderful family, friends, and teachers that have encouraged my spirit!
IG: @tracyfromfargo

Aaron Atkinson

Philadelphia, PA
Aaron is proud to be returning for his 3rd year! Last seen in Fort Lauderdale in Mary Poppins with SlowBurn Theatre and The Full Monty and 42nd Street with The LPAC and Arts Creative Managements. Other Credits include ShBoom!, GYPSY, and Mamma Mia at The Wick Theatre and aboard MSC Bellissima! As a graduate from AMDA in NYC, Aaron enjoys traveling the world and sharing theatre with all walks of life! Aaron would like to thank his mother, friends, and you for the love and support in this crazy thing we call show-biz! And remember! Don’t squat with your spurs on! Follow him on IG @theaaronatkinson

See Aaron Live – Wednesdays
at the Town Square Patio

Jessica Bradish

De Moines, IA

Jessica is thrilled to be back in Medora for her 9th season in The Medora Musical. 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, Mavis in the 20th anniversary tour of Church Basement ladies, 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.

See Jessica Live – Saturdays
at the Town Square Patio

Rachael Endrizzi

Cleveland, OH

Rachel is ecstatic to return for a fifth year! Rachael is originally from Ohio, and a graduate of the American Musical & Dramatic Academy in NYC. She has worked all over the country as an actor/director including the Tony Award-Winning Alliance Theatre in Atlanta and Cleveland Playhouse. Other favorites include The Legacy Theatre, Prather Entertainment, Theatre Conspiracy, Strauss Theater, Ohio Shakespeare, Georgia Ensemble Theatre, and Georgia Shakespeare. Rachael is also a voice actor for Audible and the Founding Artistic Director of Spark Theatre 4 Youth.

See Rachael Live – Sundays
at the Town Square Patio

Damon Fichter

Dickinson, ND

Damon was born and raised in Dickinson, ND, and earned a BA in Music at Dickinson State University. After graduating he moved to Minneapolis, MN and found prosperity teaching private voice/piano lessons; acting in film/theater; and performing in various bands. Now calling Nashville, TN home, Damon continues to teach alongside various projects as a songwriter, session musician, and recording artist known as “a human”. No matter where his journey takes him, Damon forever cherishes the special kind of magic that can only be found in Medora.

See Damon Live – Sundays
at the Town Square Patio

Nate Gilanyi

Burlington, WI

Nate is excited to be returning to the ND Badlands. A graduate of Belmont University, Nate has recently been seen in Jersey Boys (Mill Mountain Theatre) as well as ELF: The Musical, Mary Poppins, and Ragtime (Nashville Rep.) Originally from Burlington, WI, Nate has performed and traveled the world on cruise ships (RCCL, NCL, Celebrity, HAL). In his free time, he loves traveling and enjoying cuisines from different cultures. Nate is tremendously thankful for the continuous love and support from his family and friends.
Instagram: @nategilanyi

Tryton Landsiedel

Bismarck, ND

Tryton is overjoyed to be returning for his second season as a Burning Hills Singer. He is a Bismarck High graduate & recently received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from North Dakota State University in Fargo. Over the years Tryton has been involved in many musical & theater productions including the Kat Perkins Rising Star Camp in Medora as a Rising Star Camper, Junior Counselor and staff member. Through these experience’s Tryton realized the importance of surrounding oneself with people who
believe in you! Dreams do come true with hard work & perseverance.

Emma Lesniewski

NEW | Pigeon Forge, TN
Emma from Pigeon Forge, TN, is very excited to be making her Medora Musical debut this summer! Her latest credits are at Dollywood including Dreamland Drive-In, Sweet Summer Nights, Twas the Night Before Christmas, It’s a Wonderful Life, and a few others after starting out doing numerous Vaudeville shows at Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre in Gatlinburg, TN. Her world revolves around performing, eating gigantic amounts of sushi, Halloween, and spending time with her sweet teeny tiny Chihuahua, Violet.

See Emma Live – Sundays
at the Town Square Patio

Kristi Rose Mills

NEW | Port Saint Lucie, FL
Kristi is thrilled to be joining the cast of the Medora Musical! Kristi has a BFA in Musical Theatre from theUniversity of Central Florida. Although originally from Florida, she loves to perform all over the US! Her favorite theatre credits include: Gypsy (Dainty June), Shrek (Gingy), Charlie Brown (Sally Brown), and Footloose (Rusty). She would like to thank her mom for all her support.

See Kristi Live – Saturdays
at the Town Square Patio

Ken Quiricone

Stratford, CT

Ken is excited to be back for his 12th summer in Medora as a Burning Hills Singer & Theodore Roosevelt. So much thanks to the wonderful cast, band, production team, and audiences that bring life to the amphitheater each and every year. He performs for many theatre companies, but Medora continues to hold very special place in his heart. Much love to Rachael. Bully!!

See Ken Live – Sundays
at the Town Square Patio

Taylor Leet Vogel

Bismarck, ND

Taylor is elated to be back in Medora for the 2023 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 married guitarist Adam Vogel. They reside in Bismarck and perform. Taylor is grateful for the love and support from her family,
friends, hometown, and the state of North Dakota!

See Taylor Live – Saturdays
at the Town Square Patio

Carson Hooley

Percussion | Waco, TX

Carson has performed in the Medora Musical and the Medora Gospel Brunch now for 4 seasons and is happy to be back. Originally from Waco Texas, he has recently relocated to Nashville, Tennessee. As a 40-year percussion veteran, Carson has performed around the world with top name artists/shows, and is excited to bring his vast experience to Medora. Follow him on Instagram @hooleycarson.
See The Coal Diggers Live –
Wednesdays at the Town Square Patio

Amy LeGrand

Fiddle | St. Louis, MO

Amy is elated to be back in Medora after finishing her seventh season in the Medora Musical. Originally from Saint Louis, Missouri, Amy has just recently relocated back to Nashville, TN where she attended Belmont University. Being raised on the classics of country music, Amy is absolutely thrilled to be able to bring this show to life. IG:@amy.legrand
See The Coal Diggers Live –
Wednesdays at the Town Square Patio

Brian-Michael Medina

NEW Bass | New York, NY

Brian was first inspired as a teenager to pick up the bass by Classic Rock’s finest. Brian attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston; majoring in Film Scoring. During this time, he honed his skills and worked on his craft among various funk, rock, R&B, and pop styles. After his time at Berklee, Brian started his career as a professional bassist playing in theme parks and has performed worldwide, from the original music scene of NYC to Norwegian Cruise Lines. Currently, he teaches and is a freelance musician in NYC.
See The Coal Diggers Live –
Wednesdays at the Town Square Patio

Day-Vawn Miller

Strings | New Milford, CT
Back again after his debut in last year’s Medora Musical, Day-Vawn is excited to perform in Medora again. He received his Bachelor of Music from Belmont University in 2022 has been playing music professionally ever since. His multi-instrumentalist talents include guitar, banjo, mandolin, dobro, and more. Currently residing in Nashville, Tennessee, he grew up in New Milford, Connecticut where he would discover and grow his talent for playing music. Loving most styles of music, though appreciating all, Day-Vawn specializes in Country, Blues, and Rock while diving into Funk, Metal, and Jazz. IG: @Day-Vawn777


See Day-Vawn Live – Sundaysat the Town Square Patio

Travis Smith

Keyboard | Columbus, OH

Travis hails all the way from Columbus, OH. Along with being a pianist and multi-instrumentalist, he has music directed nearly 100 professional productions. Travis is also a freelance composer and arranger having written several children’s shows that have been performed and seen by thousands of children every year. Additionally, he is the composer/lyricist for the award-winning musical “Steeple People: A Southern Gospel Comedy” a musical about a gospel quartet from Stinking Creek Tennessee. IG:travisleesmith
See The Coal Diggers Live –
Wednesdays at the Town Square Patio

Adam Vogel

Guitar | Melrose, MN

Adam is from Melrose, MN. He has been a part of the Medora Musical for 7 years, and has done 3 seasons 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.

See The Coal Diggers Live –
Wednesdays at the Town Square Patio



  • For being 1,753 miles off Broadway, the Burning Hills Amphitheater is one iconic venue. It was carved into the hillside – known as Burning Gulch – by local volunteers in 1958.
  • “Teddy Roosevelt Rides Again” was the title of the show when it opened in 1965. It eventually evolved into the Medora Musical.
  • Prior to a 1992 remodel, the audience sat on wooden benches and often arrived hours before the showtime to get their preferred seat.
  • Over one hundred costumes are designed and constructed for the show each year.
  • More than 4 million folks have seen the Medora Musical. Talk about making history.


Learn more about the history of North Dakota’s most storied amphitheatre, see what it takes to produce the greatest show in the west, and experience the backstage bustle as the cast and crew get ready for the show.


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