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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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Great family night - beautiful scenery and some history, too!

I remember visiting Tecumseh! as a child and being enthralled by the whole experience. My husband and I returned with our own children and I still loved it. My boys were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I remember visiting Tecumseh! as a child and being enthralled by the whole experience. My husband and I returned with our own children and I still loved it. My boys were fascinated by the backstage tour (Blood! Guns! Yay!) and although the buffet dinner wasn't the best thing we'd ever eaten, the chicken was delicious and the environment was delightfully... More 

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Pomeroy, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Several years since we saw the drama. Once again a little story change on the direction of the participants. Great for young people to hear part of the local history. And no the Indians did not win this time either.

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NEBRASKA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We purchased the VIP package which included a backstage tour and dinner buffet. Both were VERY disappointing. The tour didn't really tell or show us anything. I was looking forward to seeing the dressing rooms, make-up techniques, learning about sound and lighting. None of that was covered. The guide was a bit snippy and liked to order people around. Basically... More 

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

Thank you for taking a moment to let your fellow travelers know about your visit! Sorry the tour and buffet didn't live up to your expectations. We provide a tour experience and family meal prior to the show to thousands of families each summer. The vast majority enjoy and recommend both. We hope that you enjoyed the rest of your... More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Me and my family visited it yesterday. The play was fine. It had lots of people watching the drama. My oldest son thinks that it was too loud & gruesome. But the rest of the show was alright. From beginning to end, it took about 3 hours with a 25 minute break. They have lots of refreshments and a book... More 

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

Thank you for taking a moment to let your fellow travelers know how much you enjoyed your visit! It sounds like we hit the mark for you on your last trip and we look forward to seeing you on your next one. In the meantime, safe journey wherever you may find yourself and we hope to find you here again... More 

Findlay, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We did the back stage tour at 4pm and then left to go eat dinner on N. Bridge St. We had plenty of time to get back for the show. It is something I would recommend anyone to go see. I can't imagine how much work goes in to pulling off an outdoor drama like that. We waited until the... 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 July 14, 2015

The cast was excellent and we had great seats on a Monday night. It would help to read the program before watching the show to get the historical context. Young children will get frightened.

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

Thank you for taking a moment to let your fellow travelers know how much you enjoyed your visit! It sounds like we hit the mark for you on your last trip and we look forward to seeing you on your next one. In the meantime, safe journey wherever you may find yourself and we hope to find you here again... More 

Dayton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The first time I viewed this drama it was with my school aged children. Since then I have returned again and again and each time I find it more compelling! The story of the great warrior Tecumseh and his love of this great country of ours is one to be enjoyed with your loved ones. They need to know of... 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 

Cedar Park, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This show is AMAZING! I have never seen anything like it. The set is built into a mountain with a pond in back and actors riding horses. Rifles and cannons firing during the fight scenes. We loved it! If you are traveling anywhere close to Chillicothe it's a must see. It's loud and the fight scenes are intense so I... More 

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

Thank you for taking a moment to let your fellow travelers know how much you enjoyed your visit! It sounds like we hit the mark for you on your last trip and we look forward to seeing you on your next one. In the meantime, safe journey wherever you may find yourself and we hope to find you here again... More 

Blue Ash, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Indeed, we all had a most entertaining and informative experience. There was some rain but our ponchos took care of that. Besides, the action and superb acting took all our attention. Please know that the most upper few rows are actually covered and you will see very well from there. I would stay away from the first 5 rows at... 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 

Columbus, Ohio
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99 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I have been to the much-acclaimed Lost Colony in Manteo, NC, Horn in the West three different times in Boone, NC, and also to see Unto these Hills in Cherokee, NC, twice. All of them were good but Tecumseh! by far outshines them all. I was impressed being a historian, at the accuracy of the production, especially in terms of... More 

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

Thank you for taking a moment to let your fellow travelers know how much you enjoyed your visit! It sounds like we hit the mark for you on your last trip and we look forward to seeing you on your next one. In the meantime, safe journey wherever you may find yourself and we hope to find you here again... More 

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Address: Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheatre, 5968 Marietta Road, Chillicothe, OH 45601
Phone Number: +1 740-775-4100
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Chillicothe
Open Hours:
Monday 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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