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Medora Musical ticket sales break 100,000

More than 100,000 tickets have been sold so far for this year's Medora Musical, making it the third consecutive year the longstanding event has achieved this sales milestone.

The Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation said the sale happened on Wednesday, Aug. 17, with more than three weeks left in the 2016 season.

Officials project the total season attendance will break 114,000, which would be the second-most attended year in its history.

The record was set during the 50th anniversary show in 2015 when 124,074 people attended — breaking the 2001 record of 113,641.

Ticket sales also broke the 100,000 mark in 2014.

In a written statement, TRMF President Randy Hatzenbuhler said the strong attendance owes to the show's overall continued improvement over the last five years.

"Our teamwork with StageWest Entertainment has focused on making sure the show is the best it's ever been each year and the attendance numbers show that's working," he said.

New events and concerts in Medora, as well as more hotels in Dickinson, N.D., and the 100th anniversary of the National Park System, also were said to have boosted attendance.

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