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Medora Musical lineup set

The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation has announced its lineup of nationally known comedy and variety acts to be featured during the 2011 season of the Medora Musical.

This year's Medora Musical spectators will be entertained not only by the Burning Hills Singers and Coal Diggers band, but also by variety acts ranging from an acrobat and aerial circus artists to a motivational comedian and a ventriloquist.

The Medora Musical, a professionally produced, Western-style revue set in the Burning Hills Amphitheater in the North Dakota Badlands, kicks off June 10 and features performances at 8:30 p.m. MT daily through Sept. 10.

"The Medora Musical is fun for the whole family and features great music, fireworks, horses and outstanding professional entertainment," said Randy Hatzenbuhler, director of the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation.

Tickets to the Medora Musical can be purchased now by calling 1-800-MEDORA-1 (1-800-633-6721) or online at Also available online are vacation and golf packages, Bully Pulpit Golf Course information, and the ability to make hotel reservations.

Scheduled entertainment:

June 10-July 8: Sylvia Fletcher, ventriloquist, tours the United States with the Magic Trunk, a well-traveled box inhabited by a bunch of quick-witted puppets that she brings to life through ventriloquism.

July 9-29: Karyn Ruth White is a motivational comedian who believes that laughter is one of the most powerful tools people have to live happy, productive lives. As a stand-up comedian and keynote presenter at national and state conferences around the U.S., Karyn Ruth helps her audiences laugh off the little things and enjoy what's important. Visit her online at

July 30-Aug. 19: Rudi Macaggi, "The Acromedia," is a third-generation circus acrobat from Italy. He grew up performing with his family and traveling the world, becoming fluent in Italian, French, Spanish and English. He first came to the United States in 1982 while performing with a circus and eventually ran away from the circus to pursue a solo career that has taken a unique path, combining acrobatics with comedy, and earning him the nickname "The Acromedian." Macaggi has appeared on the hit TV show America's Got Talent and strives to bring happiness to people in each performance, inspiring laughter and smiles with his friendly catchphrase, "I like you."

Aug. 20-Sept. 10: Aloft, an internationally-renowned collective of aerial and circus artists, dedicated to providing memorable performances. Founded by Shayna Swanson in 2005, with the acclaimed full length show "Rolling Backouts," Aloft put an innovative spin on traditional circus acts. Since then Aloft has created three more full length productions, "Dinner of Our Discontent," "The Silentest Movie" and "Science of Heart." In 2008 Aloft began producing a monthly cabaret show, "El Circo Cheapo Cabaret," which has sold out each performance over the last three years and gone on a nationwide tour.

The Medora Musical is held in the 2,852-seat Burning Hills Amphitheater in the North Dakota Badlands. Audiences are treated to song and dance routines performed by the Burning Hills Singers and accompanied by the on-stage band, the Coal Diggers. This family friendly show is dedicated to the legacy of President Theodore Roosevelt and his time spent in the Badlands.

Medora is located at the entrance to the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

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