Performances

Trumpet in the Land

Written by Paul Green / Music by Frank Lewin

Trumpet in the Land, Ohio's premier and longest running outdoor theatre production, brings to life the tragic but inspiring story of David Zeisberger and his Christian Indian followers as they struggled to preserve their peaceful settlement despite the growing violence of the Revolutionary War.

The story begins in 1772 in the heart of the Ohio wilderness. Ziesberger, a Moravian minister has just arrived in the Ohio valley with dreams of building the first settlement in the wilderness, Schoenbrunn. Meanwhile, tempers between the British and Americans flair, eventually leading to the start of the Revolutionary War.

When the Revolutionary War breaks out, Zeisberger and his followers find themselves caught between the British at Fort Detroit and the Americans at Fort Pitt. By refusing to take sides in the struggle, Zeisberger and his people incur the wrath of both warring parties, eventually leading to the brutal massacre of 96 Christian Indians at Gnadenhutten in 1782 by a band of American militiamen. President Teddy Roosevelt, a noted historian, called the event "a stain on the frontier character that time cannot wash away."

The performance is full of unforgettable historical characters including Simon Girty, a conniving border renegade who agitated for all-out war in the region; Captain Pipe, a young warrior chief whose hatred of all white men for the killing of his father added to the dangers facing the missionaries; and John Heckewelder, one of the first explorers of the "Ohio country."

Written by Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Paul Green, Trumpet in the Land is set in the very hills once traveled by those portrayed in the show and handpicked by the author. Watch the warm summer nights come alive with beautiful horses, brilliant fire dances, authentic looking costumes, fiery battle pyrotechnics and a beautiful natural setting.

All Shook Up

Inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley

All Shook Up

In 1955, into a square little town in a square little state, rides a guitar-playing roustabout who changes everything and everyone he meets. This hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy will have you jumpin’ out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as "Don’t Be Cruel," "Heartbreak Hotel," and "Jailhouse Rock."

All Shook Up is presented through special
arrangement with and all authorized
performance materials are supplied by
Theatrical Rights Worldwide
New York, NY
July 8, 14, 22, 28 at 8:30 P.M.
In the Schoenbrunn Amphitheatre

The Odd Couple

by Neil Simon

The Odd Couple

This classic comedy opens as a group of guys meet for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. And if the mess is any indication, it's no wonder his wife left him. Late to arrive is Felix Unger, who has just been separated from his wife. Fastidious, depressed, and none too tense, Felix seems suicidal. But as the action unfolds, Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind when the clean freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together with hilarious results.

The Odd Couple is presented by special
arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
July 27 at 8:30 P.M.
August 13 at 2:00 P.M.
             In the 125-seat Amphitheatre Pavilion

The Rat Pack Lounge

by James Hindman and Ray Roderick
Musical Arrangements by John Glaudini

The Rat Pack Lounge

Frank, Dean, and Sammy are up in heaven, but God tells them they have unfinished business back on Earth so the boys have one night to make things right. Hits include "My Way," "What Kind of Fool Am I?" and "Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime." With over 30 hit songs, The Rat Pack Lounge will leave you singing and savoring the days of highballs and high rollers.

The Rat Pack Lounge is presented by special
arrangement with Steele Spring Stage Rights
Los Angeles, CA

July 30 at 2:00 P.M.
August 10 at 8:30 P.M.
In the 125-seat Amphitheatre Pavilion

Dracula

by John Mattera

Dracula

As day turns to night, the legendary vampire walks the hills of the Schoenbrunn Amphitheatre. Dracula will make your hair stand on end as you are enveloped by the ever-ominous darkness and listen to the children of the night in the open-air amphitheatre. Be enthralled by the mesmerizing story, but don’t be too quick to think that the person sitting next to you is just another audience member. The startling double twist at the end of the show will have you looking over your shoulder until you are safe in your car.

Dracula is presented by special
arrangement with Dramatic Publishing, Inc.
Woodstock, IL
October 6, 7, 13, 14 at 8:00 P.M.
In the Schoenbrunn Amphitheatre


Love Letters

by A.R. Gurney

Love Letters

Andrew and Melissa are childhood friends whose lifelong correspondence begins with birthday party thank-you notes and summer camp postcards, and continues through the boarding school and college years. While Andy is off at war Melissa marries, but her attachment to Andy remains strong and she continues to keep in touch.  Eventually she and Andy do become involved in a brief affair, but it is really too late. However, Andy's last letter, written to Melissa's mother after her untimely death, makes it eloquently clear how much they really meant, and gave to each other over the years - physically apart, but spiritually as close as only true lovers can be.

Love Letters is presented by special
arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
New York
October 21, 2017 at 7:00 P.M.
In the Tuscarawas County Center for the Arts

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