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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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We were so impressed with this production last year that we brought our grandsons age 8 and 12 to see it this year. There are many characters is this play so I made sure that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Pittsburgh, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

We were so impressed with this production last year that we brought our grandsons age 8 and 12 to see it this year. There are many characters is this play so I made sure that they had a little idea of the story beforehand. The boys live in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, and they had some knowledge about Tecumseh. Since we... More 

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Greater Cincinnati
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

What initially was intended as a small party/double date (grandson and his cousin who is like a sister to him) ballooned into a party of 17. My parents had told me how good the play was; I had always wanted to see it. It was PHENOMENAL. I have never been to a play where the acoustics were so clear -... More 

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Sycamore Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

It's a must see. We went on a beautiful night so the weather was just perfect. Lots of steps so I wouldn't recommend for wheelchair bound persons. The show itself was awesome and realistic with horses, cannons, "gunfire". We had great seats and felt like we were part of the show. The seats do not give you much space and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Loved this production! All actors were amazing to see! The story is captivatingly told. The hospitality of the staff was wonderful. The facility is easy to access and very clean. A must see for any family!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Simply put, it's worth the trip from anywhere. The story of Tecumseh is incredible in itself, but the action, drama, thrills & intrige, will keep you wanting more. The story happens around you & makes you feel a part of it. I have been fortunate enough to have seen the drama several times. Each time is just as exciting as... More 

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Massillon, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This show was the highlight of our family's vacation. We did the VIP experience which gave us a backstage tour, a buffet dinner and the show itself. My children thoroughly enjoyed the whole evening. The drama was outstandingly performed. Very professionally done, very educational, very affordable. My children asked for everyone's autograph afterwards and we were one of the last... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This is a MUST see for anyone wanting to learn the history of Tecumseh!! The actors, actresses, horses, gunfire, and cannons were amazing!! During one scene, there were 3 horses lined up on the right side and as each actor said their lines, their horse was moving its lips!! So cute!! We had VIP tickets which included the Backstage tour,... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We went on a Wednesday evening, which was nice because the crowd wasn't as thick as a weekend. I took my two children, ages 9 and 7, whom both did very well. They enjoyed the show, the horses, the live cannons and gunfire. It was a little on the long side for my 7 year old, and he started to... More 

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Canton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I purchased the VIP experience so I could do as much as possible while at Tecumseh. It started with a backstage tour which was nice. The buffet was good and had a decent variety. I had front row seats and this is my only reason for a 4 instead of a 5. Directly in front of the first row of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The show was very enthralling and entertaining. Some of the actors were much better than others, but then again it is a summer production at an amphitheater not a Broadway play vying for a Tony. The cannon fire and musket shots kept my wife on the edge of seat as it was very startling at times, I would highly recommend... 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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