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Tecumseh! Outdoor Historical Drama

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Address: Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheatre, 5968 Marietta Road, Chillicothe, OH 45601
Phone Number: +1 740-775-4100
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Description: Witness the epic life story of the legendary Shawnee leader as he...
Witness the epic life story of the legendary Shawnee leader as he struggles to defend his sacred homelands in the Ohio country during the late 1700's. "Tecumseh!" has been labeled as one of the most mesmerizing dramas in the nation. The huge, outdoor stages of the Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheatre afford the audience a unique viewing experience. You will sit beneath the stars in the beautiful Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheatre as sheer spectacle surrounds you with a herd of galloping horses, live military cannon in action, and the most dazzling battle sequences offered on the American stage. "Tecumseh!" has been labeled as one of the most mesmerizing dramas in the nation. Often emulated within the outdoor drama industry, "Tecumseh!" continues to set the standard for innovative production techniques. Over 100 people are involved each summer in bringing this exciting drama to life. The sights and sounds of natural elements serve to heighten this one-of-a-kind theatrical experience. "Tecumseh!'s" reputation for artistic excellence in performance, staging and design has garnered international acclaim. Quality production elements such as the play's hauntingly beautiful native American Music Score - (recorded exclusively by The London Symphony Orchestra) - and its narration sequences recorded by Native American Actor Graham Greene continue to thrill audience members of all ages. This professionally produced outdoor drama was written by seven-time Pulitzer Prize nominee and Emmy recipient, Allan W. Eckert, nationally known for his buckskin bestsellers...The Winning of America Series. The script has been acclaimed as the best of its kind within the outdoor drama industry and continues to fascinate thousands each summer as the story unfolds in the 1,800 seat Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheatre near Chillicothe, Ohio. Since the premiere performance of "Tecumseh!" in 1973, over 2.5 million visitors have witnessed this great outdoor play, making it the most popular of its kind in the State of Ohio and entire Mid-Western United States. The show is performed each summer from early June to late August.
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There is nothing that can compare with this outdoor drama! The live action, battle scenes, horses, actors entering in canoes on the pond are all part of the beautiful setting on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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Portsmouth, OH
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Portsmouth, OH
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

There is nothing that can compare with this outdoor drama! The live action, battle scenes, horses, actors entering in canoes on the pond are all part of the beautiful setting on Sugarloaf Mountain. Based on historical events, this story has it all: drama, romance, triumph and defeat. Appropriate for the entire family! Don't miss it!

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Wellston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

The professionally produced outdoor drama of Tecumseh! should be on every Ohioan's summer bucket list of family experiences. This renowned theatrical event has something for every member of the family..and includes accurate history lessons for young and old alike. One can even go early and have dinner prior to the show. Many locals have made this a summer tradition; and... More 

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Commercial Point, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Outdoor theatre is one of the greatest experiences and this is in the top of the top. From the moment you enter the grounds, you begin to be enveloped in the experience. The raked stage allows for very few "bad" seats. The action is all around and the staging takes full advantage of the setting. It is truly not to... More 

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Hardinsburg, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We attended Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheater last in Sept 2013. At that time we figured it to be our 20th visit there, mostly on the Labor Day weekend. My husband is a descendent of Tecumseh which makes it meaningful in one way. The other being we had our first real date there in 1978. We have taken all our children and... More 

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buckeyebrando, Manager at Tecumseh! Outdoor Historical Drama, responded to this review

We were so glad to hear how much you enjoyed your experience here at the theatre! We appreciate that you took the time to let us and everyone else know. We hope to see you again on a future summer weekend in Chillicothe! Brandon Smith CEO More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I took 4 teens for a senior trip to the Chillicothe area. I decided to take them to the behind the scenes look and then stayed for the buffet through to the show. it was an excellent experience. i would say that the gift shop is small but the over all experience was great

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buckeyebrando, Manager at Tecumseh! Outdoor Historical Drama, responded to this review

We were so glad to hear how much you enjoyed your experience here at the theatre! We appreciate that you took the time to let us and everyone else know. We hope to see you again on a future summer weekend in Chillicothe! Brandon Smith CEO More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I am full blood Chiricauha Apache and was born on the Reservation. This was true to true to life as the way our lives use to be. Very informative and Educational for people who do not know or understand thevway that life truly was for the Native Americans at that time n History. I enjoyed everything about your Presentation and... More 

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buckeyebrando, Manager at Tecumseh! Outdoor Historical Drama, responded to this review

We were so glad to hear how much you enjoyed your experience here at the theatre! We appreciate that you took the time to let us and everyone else know. We hope to see you again on a future summer weekend in Chillicothe! Brandon Smith CEO More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This summer was my 6th time experiencing this beautiful drama,and God willing it won't be my last.Everything from visiting the museum and purchasing books and trinkets from the Gift Shop and can't forget the delicious meal, led to enjoying this factual drama.Meeting the actors later was icing on the cake.Pure enjoyment from begining to the end!!

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buckeyebrando, Manager at Tecumseh! Outdoor Historical Drama, responded to this review

We were so glad to hear how much you enjoyed your experience here at the theatre! We appreciate that you took the time to let us and everyone else know. We hope to see you again on a future summer weekend in Chillicothe! Brandon Smith CEO More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

My family and I thought it was a great show, even my 6 year old son loved it especially the cannons and guns.

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buckeyebrando, Manager at Tecumseh! Outdoor Historical Drama, responded to this review

We were so glad to hear how much you enjoyed your experience here at the theatre! We appreciate that you took the time to let us and everyone else know. We hope to see you again on a future summer weekend in Chillicothe! Brandon Smith CEO More 

Chillicothe, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I would recommend this to anyone who is in Chillicothe, it is a great outdoor drama theater, you will enjoy the reenactment of the life of tecumseh

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buckeyebrando, Manager at Tecumseh! Outdoor Historical Drama, responded to this review

Thank you so much for letting us know how much you enjoy the show! We especially appreciate when we get great feedback from locals. Cheers! Brandon Smith CEO More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a show that can not be missed. It's like a history lesson for real. Nothing quite like it anywhere I've seen before.

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buckeyebrando, Manager at Tecumseh! Outdoor Historical Drama, responded to this review

Thank you so much for stopping by and letting everyone know how much you enjoyed this "not to be missed" experience. We hope that the rest of your visit to Chillicothe was just as enjoyable and we hope to see you again in the future! Brandon Smith CEO More 

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