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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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Evening with the granddaughter @ Tecumseh

Located an hour south of Columbus, Ohio. A moving drama played out in an outdoor amphitheater. The special effects are great and LOUD!! Rifles, cannons, thundering horses. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Located an hour south of Columbus, Ohio. A moving drama played out in an outdoor amphitheater. The special effects are great and LOUD!! Rifles, cannons, thundering horses. The "loud scenes" are noted in your program so you can be prepared. This outdoor drama was all we expected it to be. This was our 2nd attempt to see, as the 1st... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I;ve seen Tecumseh twice, keeps getting better! I would very highly recommend Tecumseh Outdoor Drama

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Chillicothe, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Being a Chillicothe native I have been to Tecumseh! at least 5 times. It never disappoints! Even though I know how the story ends I am always sitting on the edge of my seat. The battle scenes are so exciting. The kids always love the horses and the cannons. This is one that you don't want to miss.

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

Thank you so much for taking a moment to let everyone know how much Tecumseh! has meant to you and your family over the years. We really appreciate it and look forward to seeing you back on a future trip! Brandon Smith, CEO The Scioto Society More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the 9th year we have attended the show and it just keeps getting better! We enjoy the atmosphere and the friendly people we encounter there. Thanks for doing what you do!

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

Thank you so much for taking some time to let us and everyone else know how much you enjoy the experience here year after year. It's folks like you who have kept the show vibrant over these 44 years and we can't wait to see you again! Brandon Smith, CEO The Scioto Society More 

Ypsilanti, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The play was a very moving production of the life and times of Tecumseh. The stage, the acting, the props, the costumes, the horses, the cannons, and the story were all amazing. All the details gave the production a very authentic feel. I would only recommend it to families with older children or kids who can handle some gore and... More 

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

Thanks for taking some time to let us know how much you and your daughter enjoyed your evening here at the theater. We generally recommend for ages six and up, but as you know every child is different. We hope to see you again on a future trip and hope that you make it a family tradition! Brandon Smith, CEO... More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a wonderful experience! The way the stage is set up, complete with a pond in the middle and the actors use the space on the back side of the water, adding to the feel you are actually a part of history. Also neat the water is used for canoes and horses to swim in. The fact they have so... More 

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

Thanks for taking a moment to let everyone know how much you enjoyed your evening at the theater! Our horsemen and women will be very pleased to know how much their work added to your evening. We hope to see you again on a future trip! Brandon Smith, CEO The Scioto Society, Inc More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The performance was very good. We purchased the VIP package which included a backstage tour (good for kids) and dinner - which was very good. Would totally recommend for any age.

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

Thank you for your glowing recommendation! We're glad you enjoyed your VIP experience. We have put a lot of thought and effort into making that program a great value for our patrons and it sounds like, for you at least, we hit the nail on the head. We look forward to seeing you on a future trip!! Brandon Smith, CEO... More 

Groveport, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I took our 10 and 13 year old grandchildren to see Tecumseh for the first time. They loved it! The guns and cannon firing did startle us but we were expecting it. I filled them in on the history as we drove down in the car from Groveport. We arrived with plenty of time to enjoy the... More 

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

Thank you so much for your detailed review! I'll be sure to let our horse men and women know how much you appreciated their work. We look forward to seeing you on a future trip with the grand kids! Brandon Smith, CEO The Scioto Society More 

Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just throwing in another 5 star review because this show and place deserves the shout out! What a treasure in Ohio. If you haven't gone, go. There is history, a play, horses, booming noises, war, love, an amazing set, the cool night breeze and stars above. The venue was almost full yet not one baby, child, or adult made a... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to let us and everyone know how much you have enjoyed Tecumseh! We look forward to seeing you again...or your backstage tour!! Brandon Smith, CEO The Scioto Society More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This performance was an awesome performance! I had goose bumps and was in tears by the end. The drama is well done! Loved it! Be prepared for loud scenes. May not be appropriate for young children. We did the Living History Tour at 3:00 pm where we stepped back in time and interacted with characters. It was a great experience.... More 

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

Thank you so much for your detailed review! We're particularly glad that you enjoyed the Living History Tour. That program has been a labor of love for our cast and crew over the past few years and its very gratifying to hear that you enjoyed the experience. We look forward to seeing you again on a future trip! Brandon Smith,... More 

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