Tecumseh! Outdoor Historical Drama

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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  • Rachel S
    1 contribution
    Terrible Experience
    Terrible! Rude concession staff, and they got rid of their buffet so it's just concession food that is 3x the price. Cancelled the show for 5 min. of rain and we had drove 3 hrs for nothing. Just a really terrible experience and completely ruined the night!!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 23, 2023
  • Dora C
    2 contributions
    Not my favorite performance.
    The scenery was beautiful and the weather was perfect. I have seen Tecumseh many times but this was my least favorite cast. I didn’t care for the actor that played Tecumseh, he didn’t have the command of respect of previous Tecumsehs and his voice didn’t project. I had trouble hearing many of the actors.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 6, 2023
  • goldiloxohio
    Pataskala, Ohio132 contributions
    A tired production where concessions rule.
    It's been several years since my wife and I visited the Chillicothe Ohio production of Tecumseh. On this particular weekend in August, we were looking for something "unique" to entertain our grandson (age 8). Something we remembered from past experiences as both captivating and educational. For an outdoor drama, the current ticket prices seemed in alignment with everything else nowadays. The VIP experience seemed like an attempt at subtly capturing more revenue without much in return. Concessions this time reminded us more of a drive-in theater environment. The best seats are those in the middle halfway up. We were disappointed with our visit this time. Like everything else, the folks at Tecumseh have allowed alcohol sales at concessions. We spent the first 25 minutes of the show dealing with a young woman beside us who was drinking beer and couldn't stop laughing at both the performers or those around her. (You KNOW who you are/were if you're reading this) We agree with Dora. The characters in the production didn't seem "into it,"and the young man playing Tecumseh wasn't that great. Instead of the main characters shouting to be heard by the audience, perhaps an investment in wireless microphones might be a consideration. Restroom cleanliness was marginal needing updates SOON. We left at intermission with no incentive to watch the second half. The outdoor drama of Tecumseh is NOT as good as in past years.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 13, 2023
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Mike A
1 contribution
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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LeeD58
Darlington, PA4 contributions
Aug 2022
I only gave this a bad rating because the refund policy is not very good. I am sure that the show would have been very good but unfortunately we got rained out. The return policy is that you can reschedule for another show or you can request a refund by email within one week. Scheduling another show was not possible as there was only two weeks left this season which we could not attend and you cannot schedule for the following year. As far as the refund goes I originally paid $107.50 and my refund was only $40. They say that the $40 is the base price of the tickets everything else was service fees and miscellaneous things. We drove proximately 350 miles from Pennsylvania to see the show which I was very anxious to see and I think would've really been good but the return policy we're rescheduling policy absolutely stinks. So beware if you get rained out you basically get nothing back.
Written August 26, 2022
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Kjlombo
Cincinnati, OH48 contributions
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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Brother P
1 contribution
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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Written April 15, 2021
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goldiloxohio
Pataskala, OH132 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
It's been several years since my wife and I visited the Chillicothe Ohio production of Tecumseh. On this particular weekend in August, we were looking for something "unique" to entertain our grandson (age 8). Something we remembered from past experiences as both captivating and educational. For an outdoor drama, the current ticket prices seemed in alignment with everything else nowadays. The VIP experience seemed like an attempt at subtly capturing more revenue without much in return. Concessions this time reminded us more of a drive-in theater environment. The best seats are those in the middle halfway up. We were disappointed with our visit this time. Like everything else, the folks at Tecumseh have allowed alcohol sales at concessions. We spent the first 25 minutes of the show dealing with a young woman beside us who was drinking beer and couldn't stop laughing at both the performers or those around her. (You KNOW who you are/were if you're reading this) We agree with Dora. The characters in the production didn't seem "into it,"and the young man playing Tecumseh wasn't that great. Instead of the main characters shouting to be heard by the audience, perhaps an investment in wireless microphones might be a consideration. Restroom cleanliness was marginal needing updates SOON. We left at intermission with no incentive to watch the second half. The outdoor drama of Tecumseh is NOT as good as in past years.
Written August 13, 2023
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tara b
Union, KY5 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
The play consisted of one person talking for 70 minutes. No action or other characters. It was sometimes hard to hear what the one actor was saying with his accent. Lots of foul language. Not worth the money or sitting in the cold.
Written October 9, 2022
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Mariam M
Macedonia, OH6 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
We loved the Tecumseh show. It is entertaining and tells ypu the story of a leader without getting bored for asingle moment. The actors, decorations, weapons, animals were all great and very professional. It is family friendly even for little kids.
Written August 2, 2022
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654swood
Hohenwald, TN27 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
The drama was cancelled due to weather on Thursday night so we had to stay over for Friday night. It was worth the delay. The staff was very friendly and accommodating in getting our tickets transferred to the next night. Suggest the main actors wear mikes. For the main part sound was good but even I, having good hearing, had difficulty hearing actors on far side of stage.
Next time we will try to be seated in central section so maybe sound will be more balanced. It is definitely worth the drive.
Written July 17, 2023
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jcole_10
Vermilion, OH64 contributions
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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roosterrunstable
Columbus, OH6 contributions
Aug 2023
The performance was very good and the young man playing Tecumseh on August 16, 2023 was extremely good - no problem hearing his lines and it was easy to forget he was an actor. I only gave 4 out of 5 because I was horrified to see the condition of the horses in this performance. Most of the horses had a body score of 3 and the palomino could even be a 2. Horses should have a body score between 4 and 6 with 5 being ideal. In other words, the horses are way too thin. They have prominent withers and I could see every bone in their body. While I understand an older horse can have trouble keeping weight, that does not account for almost all the horses except one or two being sadly thin. Please review the feeding program and get these animals, who are incredibly well behaved, proper nutrition. They are themselves, stars of the show!
Written August 17, 2023
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