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“A GREAT outdoor drama”

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: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access
Portsmouth, Ohio
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“A GREAT outdoor drama”
Reviewed August 3, 2008

I have been going to see Tecumseh every summer since I was a little girl, and now I take my 3 kids to see it every summer as well. We have been to several other outdoor dramas, and Tecumseh is by far our favorite. They do a really great job with it. The kids love it because of all the action it has... guns shooting, cannons firing, and even live horses. I highly recommend making a trip to Chillicothe to see Tecumseh. Also, I believe you can do a behind the scenes tour before the show if you're interested.

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buckeyebrando, 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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