'A Magical Medora Christmas' returns to Empire Arts Center Dec. 16

Grand Forks native and former Medora Musical host Job Christenson will once again join the cast for the holiday variety show.

Cast members belt a tune in "A Magical Medora Christmas," which will be performed at 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 22 at Empire Arts Center located at 415 DeMers Ave., Grand Forks.

Cast members of the Medora Musical will once again bring their family-friendly holiday variety show to the Empire Arts Center with their fifth annual "A Magical Medora Christmas" at 3-4:30 p.m. and 7:30-9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16.

Empire Arts Center Executive Director Debra Pflughoeft-Hassett said tickets are still available, although they are going fast.

"It's obviously holiday-based, there's a lot of music," Pflughoeft-Hassett said. "Other years they've had acts, comedy, magicians, things of that nature, so it's a very family-friendly show and really all about Christmas. ... I think you can expect the same great show that they've had in years past."

Joining the cast again this year is Job Christenson, a Grand Forks native, who in addition to hosting the Medora Musical has also starred on Broadway in "Cats," "Ragtime," "Jesus Christ Superstar," "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" and "Billy Elliot," among others.

The Grand Forks event is part of an extensive holiday tour, with performances held daily in a different community throughout North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Minnesota Nov. 29-Dec. 22.


Pflughoeft-Hassett also encourages guests to anticipate a busy lobby and to arrive an hour prior to showtime. Concessions will also be available, she said.

Tickets can be purchased at or Admission is $30 for adults or $15 for students. For more information, visit Empire Arts Center is located at 415 DeMers Avenue in Grand Forks.

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