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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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My group from the Gillie Senior Center in Columbus, Ohio made the trip to Chillicothe. This was my first time seeing the drama, even though I had planned to drive myself decades... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

My group from the Gillie Senior Center in Columbus, Ohio made the trip to Chillicothe. This was my first time seeing the drama, even though I had planned to drive myself decades ago. We had a chance for a back-stage tour. Our guides were very informative and I was happy to not only see the outdoor stages but also receive... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great performance and overall experience! Show is professional and well done. You won't be disappointed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Probably my 30th visit over the years and it gets better every year. It is nice to see the scene changes each year.

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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 

Rio Grande, Ohio
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57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Took several school groups to see this production. ALL enjoyed the professionalism of the actors portraying the story of Tecumseh. It is well worth your time to visit this attraction.

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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 

The Villages, Florida
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Tecumseh is an excellent production in an awesome setting. It is well staged, choreographed and acted. The outdoor setting adds realism to this historical drama, much of which took place in the area. It is both informative and entertaining. Don't miss it.

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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 

Circleville, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Highly recommed going as a family to this outdoor drama. Was pleasantly surprised how well it kept my nine year olds attention. The horses are beautiful as well as the outside stage.

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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We loved the outdoor stage with large rocks and waterway used throughout the show. The gunfire and horses were also exciting! I thought the show was too long (nearly three hours) for a story that seemed geared towards children. Difficult to hear the actors in the back of the arena.

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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, despite it being a bit too long for you. Safe journey wherever you may find yourself and we hope to find you here again in the near future! Brandon Smith, CEO More 

Louisville
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73 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We went to this with no real expectations and were shockingly surprised at the great performance. We want to take our daughters next year. My only drawback was we were down on the front row and missed some of the scenes because the stage setting is about six feet higher than the seats. The buffet is good. Back stage tour... 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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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The setting is beautiful and the buffet was good. We were supposed to have a backstage tour--No one told us that the 5:00 tour was the last one & we didn't hear it announced as the 4:00 tour was. The story of Tecumseh is a compelling one but the actor who played him was lacking. I spoke to another person... 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Great show, lots of action with horses, cannons and guns! The actors did a wonderful job. Get there early if you want a good parking spot. You can also bring in a small cooler. Intermission is 25 minutes.

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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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