Tecumseh! Outdoor Historical Drama

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Tecumseh! Outdoor Historical Drama

Tecumseh! Outdoor Historical Drama
4.5
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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
About
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. Combine your evening performance with a preshow backstage tour, all you care to eat buffet, free mini museum and a top notch gift shop. Great Seal State Park trails and camping are adjacent to the theatre. The show is performed each summer from early June to late August.
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2-3 hours
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jcole_10
Vermilion, OH61 contributions
Very interesting
Aug 2021
The outdoor drama Tecumseh is a must see. The gentleman that played Tecumseh did an excellent job. It is exciting to watch the horses come across the river and out of the woods. You never knew where the next action was taking place. There is not a bad seat in the arena. It is very historical.
Written August 30, 2021
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Mike A
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If you don’t pay the highest ticket price and they don’t upgrade there sound good luck.
Aug 2021
It is a good show if you can hear the actors monologue. They are screaming there lines at the top of there lungs but for the most part you can hear what’s being said unless you paid for the most expensive ticket. The actors aren’t wearing any microphones so it’s really hard to hear them. My daughter said the samething and I talked to other people while we were there everyone said for the $40 to $50 ticket we feel that they could definitely afford for all of the actors to have a head microphone.
Written August 29, 2021
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Dave48838
Greenville, MI449 contributions
unique experience
Aug 2021
This is a very unique experience. Where else can you see a production whose stage accommodates, horses, battles, cannons, a lake with canoes, fire and wars? It is really a fine evening for adults and children.

The space is large and the seats are fairly comfortable. For the 2.5 hour production, you might want a pillow. Parking can be at a distance so people with disabilities should phone ahead and make arrangements. The staff is helpful and friendly. The theater area mentions dining. We did not eat there but perused the counter that serves mostly fast foods and snacks at highly inflated prices.

We were glad we stayed at a hotel that offered a discount rate, reducing the $35 ticket by ten dollars so ask around in town.

We thought the length of the performance was excessive and that the production could have been shortened by 30 minutes. We also thought that the production company overly relied on the supposedly good acoustics of the amphitheater. They really should have the principle players amplified. As it is, the lines have to be shouted. The actors' delivery is hindered by their need to project, eliminating some emotional impact.
Written August 11, 2021
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SojournerBo
1 contribution
Great performance but a little too politically correct
Jul 2021
The acting was very good.
Venue was very good.
It was annoying that they made the Native Americans seem so wise and strong and the settlers, especially the preacher, seem like overweight, drunk fools early on. I didn't see how that added to any historical accuracy or added to the show in any way. I hope we can seek to value the good and understand what seems to not be good in all cultures. Later on there was a little more balanced perspective thankfully.
Otherwise, it was a very good presentation.
Written August 2, 2021
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Kellie T
2 contributions
Excellent!
Jul 2021 • Family
Attended during summer 2021. This was an amazing experience. The actors are extremely talented and was an outstanding performance! Thank you so much for keeping this history alive!!
Written July 30, 2021
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Kjlombo
Cincinnati, OH36 contributions
An enjoyable historical show
Jul 2021 • Couples
Sure, there is liberal drama, but it goes with the story. The actors and special effects were very good. We enjoyed the user of real horses and the water behind the stage.
Hints - allow 30 minutes of advance time to get situated prior to the show starting. Don't be the person bringing their family and food through the theater as the story begins. Get tickets in advance and you'll get good sets, although none are bad.
We might go again sometime in the future.
Honestly, my wife has been talking about this for a long time, and we enjoyed it.
Written July 7, 2021
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Shareym
Huntington, WV90 contributions
GREAT
Jun 2021 • Friends
If you love outdoor dramas this is a MUST! The whole thing was great! This drama is loud and has a lot of guns fire and cannon fires so i would not recommend this for little ones as we actually had one in front us leave because she got too tore up. But the staff is amazing and they have concessions and the setting is phenomenal. Do take a jacket or light sweater if you get cold easy cause it’s can get cold at night for an 8 pm show. Blessings for safe travels to All.
Written June 26, 2021
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Chadand Cassie D
Wilmington, OH26 contributions
Wonderful night full of memories!
Jun 2021 • Family
Last night, while most of Southwest Ohio was dealing with Tornadoes, Hail, High Winds etc. my family of 5 was sitting in the stands of Tecumseh and enjoying every moment. We were afraid that the storm would roll in and we would get soaked, but the thunder, lightning and wind in the trees just added to the wonderful acting and storyline of Tecumseh. We enjoyed every moment. We got there an hour early, and could have gotten there only 30 minutes before showtime and would have been fine. But we had time to get snacks, find our seats and meet some people that were sitting near us! Me, my three teenagers (14,15,19) and my husband are looking forward to watching Dracula in October! I recommend everyone going to see this play!!!
Written June 19, 2021
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Brother P
1 contribution
From the 1970's-80's I believe
Mar 2019
I use to go to Chillicothe every other year for this performance as well as going to Shawnee Lodge in the winter to stay there and see the amazing Christmas lights show near Portsmouth, OH. Those were the times during the 70's and 80's which meant so much to my life, oh and visiting Serpent Mound near my home town Hillsboro, OH (which we get credit for). I just wish Blue Jacket was being still performed to this day which stopped in 2007 in Xenia, OH. I will never forget the memories of those special times and I thank you for continuing to this day!
Paul Burba
Written February 9, 2020
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Thanks Paul! We love hearing these types of stories and hope to see you again sometime! Brandon Smith, CEO
Written April 15, 2021
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lr757540
Bristol, TN1 contribution
Worth driving 300+ miles for!
Nov 2019 • Couples
What a fun, immersive experience! The acting and singing was fantastic. Unexpected frights and all around fun. Highly recommend!
Written November 2, 2019
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Thanks so much! We're so pleased you enjoyed it and hope to see you again at future shows! Brandon Smith, CEO
Written April 15, 2021
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Tecumseh! Outdoor Historical Drama is open:
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