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.

The Sound of Music

The Broadway Musical

The Sound of Music

The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world's most beloved musical. Featuring a trove of cherished songs, including "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "My Favorite Things," "Do Re Mi," "Sixteeen Going on Seventeen" and the title number, The Sound of Music won the hearts of audiences worldwide, earning five Tony Awards and five Oscars. The inspirational story, based on the memoir of Maria Augusta Trapp, follows an ebullient postulate who serves as governess to the seven children of the imperious Captain Von Trapp, bringing music and joy to the household. But as the forces of Nazism take hold of Austria, Maria and the entire Von Trapp family must make a moral decision.

Music by Richard Rodgers / Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
Suggested by “The Trapp Family Singers” by Maria Augusta Trapp

July 23 & 31 / August 7 & 13, 2021

A Grand Night for Singing

Musical Revue

A Grand Night for Singing

Over three decades after the duo's final collaboration, The Sound of Music, took the Great White Way by storm, this new R&H musical opened the 1994 Broadway season with flair and distinction, garnering wildly enthusiastic notices as well as earning two Tony nominations, including Best Musical. A Grand Night for Singing is a revue, with innovative musical arrangements including a sultry Andrews Sisters-esque "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair," a swingin' "Honeybun" worthy of the Modernaires, and a jazzy "Kansas City," which leaves no question about how terrifically up to date the remarkable songs of R&H remain.

Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Musical Arrangements by Fred Wells
Orchestration by Michael Gibson and Jonathan Tunick
Conceived by Walter Bobbie

July 9 & 15, 2021

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 1, 2, 8 & 9, 2021 at 8:00pm
In the Schoenbrunn Amphitheatre

Jukebox Saturday Night

Jukebox Saturday Night

Jukebox Saturday Night celebrates the compositions of Henry Mancini from his early work with the Glenn Miller Orchestra including music from the film “The Glenn Miller Story” to his memorable melodies from TV and film classics. Program includes The Pink Panther Theme, The Days of Wine and Roses, Moon River, Charade, Baby Elephant Walk, Too Little Time, The Sweetheart Tree and many others.

June 11, 2021 at 7:00pm
$35 per person

25 Years of Broadway

25 Years of Broadway

Trumpet in the Land company members will present a revue of songs from a variety of Broadway musicals that have been performed on the amphitheatre stage over the past 25 years. Shows include Oklahoma, Fiddler on the Roof, Les Miserables, Footloose, Hairspray, Wizard of Oz and many, many more.

July 29, 2021 at 7:30pm
$20 per person

Greased Lightning

Greased Lightning

A 1950’s Malt Shop Revue, performed by the Trumpet Singers, a classic car show and a drive-in movie presentation combine for a nostalgic evening of family entertainment.

August 5, 2021 at 6:00pm
$15 per person

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