North Dakotans are not strangers to the Medora Musical,but now there is another show in town that’s creating an early morning buzz .
” I think the Gospel Brunch is such a great addition to Medora, and I’m so happy its become so popular with the traveling public right now. We have a lot of people that are coming by, and its really fun to be part of that show,” (Bill Sorensen, who is in The Gospel Brunch
The show is having a successful second season, but it did go through some growing pains.
” The issue last year was just getting it known. People of course are use to Medora the Musical, but they didn’t know it existed. When word got out and marketing got out, it started to roll,” said Emily Walter who stars in the show.
Unlike Medora the Musical, the Gospel Brunch runs early in the Morning and plays to a much smaller intimate crowd.
” These people are talking to you directly one on one, and I think that’s what people enjoy more than anything else is the intimacy of that music, ” said Tom Milligan, House Manager.
The show also offers guest and early morning meal and a religious theme that families can enjoy.
The Gospel Brunch has helped local businesses in the area, because it has given visitors an activity to do in the morning that is an alternative to traditional outdoor recreation”
“Our largest crowd in here has been 188. . . we had 138 pre-sold this morning, so typically the show opens at 9:30 am, that’s typically a 138 people walking around the area here,” said Milligan.
“Daniel Gannarelli, Marketing Specialist for the Medora Foundations said the show brings a lot of energy to the downtown area in the morning.
According to the people in Medora it looks like the show is going to be around for awhile.
“People are going to love this. I love this . I knew it was going to be hit, It’s going to be a staple in Medora for a long time,” said Walters
The Gospel Brunch runs through September 10, and performs 4 days a week.