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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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Witness the epic life story of the legendary Shawnee leader as he struggles...

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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Very engaging, wonderful evening

We signed up for the VIP package. It was money well spent. We took time to visit the small but very relevant museum, visit the gift shop and purchase two books. The VIP... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We signed up for the VIP package. It was money well spent. We took time to visit the small but very relevant museum, visit the gift shop and purchase two books. The VIP backstage tour was most interesting. The play itself was exceptionally well done, from script to set to props to acting. You are literally surrounded by the action.... More 

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Chillicothe, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great live-action history lesson for teens and adults. Set on an outdoor stage on a small mountain, helps viewers re-live the history which occurred in the local area. a great value and a must see production.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

Loved the theater and cast. Show was awesome. Sound effects and lighting are great. Be ready to feel like you are right in the middle of history.

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

Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to let us and your fellow travelers know how much you enjoyed your evening out at the theatre. We hope you had time to explore all the other great experiences our area has to offer, but if not make plans to return and spend a couple of days...we'll see... More 

Chillicothe, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

what a great time to have for a edge of your seat white knuckle exciting time the family will have at this outdoor drama.This is not mary poppins or mickey mouse,this show is action packed with running horses,cannon blasts and indian fights,A great time to experience this live outdoor event is the fall while the leaves are in color,take the... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to let us and your fellow travelers know how much you enjoyed your evening out at the theatre. This is indeed...not Mary Poppins! We hope you had time to explore all the other great experiences our area has to offer, but if not make plans to return and spend... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

This is an excellent play that shows the life of the famous Tecumseh and follows quite closely to actual history. The time started with a "back stage tour" which explains everything and how things are done. Really worth seeing!! Also had the meal offered and would recommend this!! Lots of good food and a chance to talk with fellow travelers.... More 

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Thank Shawn H
buckeyebrando, General Manager at Tecumseh! Outdoor Historical Drama, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to let us and your fellow travelers know how much you enjoyed your evening out at the theatre. We're very proud of the backstage tour program and are glad you had as much fun doing the tour as we do putting it together! We hope you had time to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Its a great experience for the whole family, filled with action, and real life as it was back in the day. Great show it is a must see.

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

Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to let us and your fellow travelers know how much you enjoyed your evening out at the theatre. We hope you had time to explore all the other great experiences our area has to offer, but if not make plans to return and spend a couple of days...we'll see... More 

Chillicothe, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

There are not enough words to describe this show. It was powerful, interesting, sad and very well done. Actors from all over the country come, stay and perform this event in history. A must see for all who visit Chillicothe, Ohio. I highly recommend this. Dinner is also available to make it a complete evening of enjoyable entertainment. There are... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to let us and your fellow travelers know how much you enjoyed your evening out at the theatre. While I agree there are not enough words, I sincerely appreciate you putting a few together anyway! We hope you had time to explore all the other great experiences our area... More 

Chillicothe, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

First saw Tecumseh as a child 25 years ago. It was just as good as I remembered. My 8 year old daughter loved it.

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

Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to let us and your fellow travelers know how much you enjoyed your evening out at the theatre. So glad to hear that you're passing the experience down to your daughter. We hope you had time to explore all the other great experiences our area has to offer, but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

This drama has been an outstanding drama in the community for over forty years. It is thrilling to watch the live animals and excellent actors/actresses during the performance. The music is equally impressive. It is well worth the money to see this drama!

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

Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to let us and your fellow travelers know how much you enjoyed your evening out at the theatre. We hope you had time to explore all the other great experiences our area has to offer, but if not make plans to return and spend a couple of days...we'll see... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

I've been to the drama with my children years ago and they have fond memories. I took my grandson to this time and he was thrilled.

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

Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to let us and your fellow travelers know how much you enjoyed your evening out at the theatre. We hope you had time to explore all the other great experiences our area has to offer, but if not make plans to return and spend a couple of days...we'll see... More 

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