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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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My husband, daughter , 7 year old grandson and myself attended a Saturday night show. The performance was late starting but the actors were enthusiastic and professional for a hot... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband, daughter , 7 year old grandson and myself attended a Saturday night show. The performance was late starting but the actors were enthusiastic and professional for a hot August night. The show was enjoyable and explained the story well. The snacks were fairly reasonably priced, but you can bring in your own drinks and snacks. No one checks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent show, our children were 8 and 11 and loved it. After show visit with actors was wonderful, kids got pics and everybody was so kind and appreciate of our choosing to see the drama. Highly recommend.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to this show 10 years ago and wanted to take my family now. I had bought the tickets weeks ago for the Saturday August 20th show. I did not buy the rain insurance. I called the show at 6:30 before we drive the hour to the show to see if it was cancelled. The radar made me... More 

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

Please call us at the main office. ALL TICKETS ARE RAINCHECKS regardless of if you had rain insurance or not. Rain insurance provides you with the opportunity for a refund of the base ticket price. Our rain policy is listed in several places on the website, read over the phone, included in your emails, posted in person at the box... More 

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

My husband and I enjoyed our visit to see Tecumseh. The production was well done and we found the outdoor amphitheater a wonderful change. We feel it would be worth the trip, especially if you are located here in Ohio. We, however, would probably forego the VIP option. The backstage tour is worth the little extra cost and we would... More 

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Louisville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Second time seeing play. Absolutely loved it again. Two teenagers were totally immersed in the whole scheme. Definitely do backstage tour it's worth the money and you will appreciate the fight scenes so much more. I recommend sitting as close in the middle of seating as possible. You will see so much more that way.

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Salt Rock, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our kids (ages 7 & 8) to see the show, and it was great! The actors did a fantastic job. It was nice to unplug from technology and enjoy the outdoors. The show did run a little late for young kids (11:00 pm), but was worth staying up past their bedtime. We bought our tickets online and picked... More 

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Jane Lew, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very interesting story about a real man and his life . Very well portrayed, excellent actors and actresses. Very Educational, it gave me a very sympathetic view of what the native Americans went trough when the settlers were moving west into the Ohio country. There is also a fine buffet before the show , very good meal!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have very few complaints but I feel it's only fair to list those as well. Parking is on a hillside so you should be prepared to walk up a somewhat steep hill. Also, more than a few patrons decided somehow it would be a good idea to take their shoes off and put their feet on the chairs in... More 

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Canal Winchester, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I purchased a Groupon for the outdoor drama, 'Tecumseh.' Just an hour drive from Canal Winchester. We took advantage of the backstage tour at 5 o'clock which we were so glad we did. The cost was only an additional five dollars each. We then had a buffet dinner on site and enjoyed the show which began at... More 

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Plain City, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

exciting evening with great acting , excellent story telling of history and nice accommodations! Can be startling w gunfire and battles so don't suggest it for little ones !Follow the signs in off of Ste Rte 23 but watch your return drive as we took a wrong turn and it gets dark on those country roads !#gpsdontfailmenow

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