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“Tecumseh!” Readies For June 17th Open

Brandon Smith of Scioto Society

Presented By Rathkamp Financial

Thursday, June 17th is opening night for the outdoor drama “Tecumseh!”, as it opens season 49, after being closed last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Scioto Society CEO Brandon Smith says this year’s cast is scaled-down to 38 people, compared to as many as 75 in some of their biggest seasons of cast members.

The story will be no less epic, using “new pyro and lighting techniques” to keep the show’s big production feel.

Smith says the first night they turned the lights and sound on at the amphitheater after being turned off for two years, it was a stirring experience- “It was surprisingly emotional for me and I think for everyone there just to see, and there wasn’t even any actors there yet.”

Pre-sale tickets have been “off the charts” according to Smith, and Thursday’s opening night is a sell-out, with limited seating still in place to start the season. 

Mask wearing is optional for spectators, except when they are in the gift shop area, due to its “tight space quarters”.

Showtimes are 8pm, Monday through Saturday.

The Behind the Scenes Tour will return this year, beginning at 3:15pm and the final tour starting at 5:30pm on a first come-first serve basis.

Early visitors can also experience the thrill of throwing a tomahawk at a wooden target with our partnership with Southern Ohio Axe Throwing. Highly trained and experienced experts will be with you through the whole process, training you and ensuring the safety of you and those around you. Throwers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Only 26 people per night can participate, so space limited. 

The Snack Shack will be open, but there will be no buffet this season. 

Tickets are available online at or by calling  (740) 775-0700.