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Tecumseh! Outdoor Historical Drama
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
South Shore, Kentucky, United States
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Great”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

We had not been to see this for several years. It was wonderful to go and enjoy this outdoor drama so close to home. It is a little bit of a walk if you park on the lower level but good exercise getting to the ticket office. The drama is exciting and the three hours goes by quickly.

Visited August 2012
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buckeyebrando, Manager at Tecumseh! Outdoor Historical Drama, responded to this review, March 23, 2015
Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review about your experience and your impressions of what we do here. We're always so flattered to hear from folks like you and it's very gratifying to know that what we do is hitting the mark. Chillicothe is indeed a unique and fascinating place to visit and we hope that you'll make it back sometime!

Brandon Smith
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Chillicothe, Ohio
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Authentic Outdoor Drama”
Reviewed December 28, 2012

Tecumseh is a historically accurate depiction of the life and times of Tecumseh. The actors are excellent and believable. The props and special effects are fantastic.

Visited June 2012
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buckeyebrando, General Manager at Tecumseh! Outdoor Historical Drama, responded to this review, October 30, 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your experience here at Tecumseh! We are always humbled to hear feedback, both good and critical, and it means a lot to all of us that you were impressed enough to do so. We strive to provide the best entertainment experience for families in the state, and we hope to see you again on a future visit to Chillicothe!

Brandon Smith
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Ohio
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“a great re-enactiment in the hills of Ohio”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

this is an outdoor drama that can be seen at an amphitheater up by Chilligothe Ohio. presented by professional actors of the story of how the Indians first made their home in Ohio. I believe it was the Shoshoney's a re enactment very well done. outside the theater aaaarea there is food to be had made in the flavor of the era and place. it is a presentation that you will enjoy so much you're sure to return.

Visited June 2012
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Chillicothe, Ohio
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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“Outstanding performance”
Reviewed November 22, 2012 via mobile

It's startling how professionally done this performance is, given the rural nature of the community. It's a long performance, but well worth it. Small kids beware of live cannon/riffle shot noises during battle scenes.

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buckeyebrando, Manager at Tecumseh! Outdoor Historical Drama, responded to this review, March 23, 2015
Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review about your experience and your impressions of what we do here. We're always so flattered to hear from folks like you and it's very gratifying to know that what we do is hitting the mark. Chillicothe is indeed a unique and fascinating place to visit and we hope that you'll make it back sometime!

Brandon Smith
CEO
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Cleveland, Ohio
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37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“"Tecumseh" Ohio outdoor drama”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Under picturesque skies of Southern Ohio, the life of Tecumseh comes alive. Galloping horses, roaring cannons, Indian raids and his love for a white woman all unveils. The action is fast and the excitement is great. The drama is well worth the trip no matter where you live. Also available is a sit down dinner in the dining pavilon before the show. There is also a great gift shop. This was a added touch to my visit to the Hermitage earlier in the summer.

Visited August 2012
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buckeyebrando, General Manager at Tecumseh! Outdoor Historical Drama, responded to this review, November 14, 2014
Thanks for taking a moment to let us know how much you enjoyed your experience here at the theatre! We were all thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed the buffet dinner and gift shop. We have worked hard over the past couple of years to create something very special that would create lasting memories for our patrons and it sounds like, in your case at least, we hit the nail on the head! We hope that the rest of your vacation was just as enjoyable and we look forward to seeing you on a future trip to Southern Ohio!

Brandon Smith
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