Performances

When COVID -19 restriction guidelines are lifted, we feel we have come up with a show that will continue to tell the story of Ohio’s first settlement in a gripping and inventive way without sacrificing any of the professionalism that has been our trademark for the past 50 years.  We have streamlined the cast and tightened the scenes which will allow us to continue to tell our story without sacrificing any of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paul Green’s script.  We think audience members who return every year, along with new audiences, will be pleased with the new and sleek retelling of our show.

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.

Trumpet in the Land's Production of
Disney's Beauty & the Beast

The Broadway Musical

Beauty and the Beast

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. Songs include “Be Our Guest,” “A Change in Me,” “If I Can’t Love Her,” and the title song, “Beauty and the Beast”.

Music by Alan Menken / Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton
Originally Directed by Robert Jess Roth
Originally Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions
Disney’s Beauty & The Beast is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

Featuring the Songs of Neil Sedaka

Breaking Up is Hard to Do

Set at a Catskills resort in 1960, this is the sweetly comic story of Lois and Marge, two friends from Brooklyn in search of good times and romance over one wild Labor Day weekend. The score showcases 18 Neil Sedaka classics, including “Where the Boys Are,” “Sweet Sixteen,” “Calendar Girl,” “Love Will Keep Us Together,” and of course, the chart-topping title song.

Book by Erik Jackson and Ben H. Winters
Music by Neil Sedaka
Lyrics by Neil Sedaka, Howard Greenfield and Philip Cody
Orchestration/Vocal Arrangements by Tom Kitt
Conceived by Marsh Hanson and Gordon Greenberg
Creative Consultation by Neil Sedaka
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do is presented exclusively through Theatrical Rights Worldwide, New York, NY
www.theatricalrights.com

Performed in the 125-seat Amphitheatre Pavilion.
August 14 & 22 (tentative) • 7:30pm

The Lettermen

Donovan Scott Tea, Bobby Poynton and Rob Gulack

The Lettermen

For more than 50 years, The Lettermen — Donovan Scott Tea, Bobby Poynton and Rob Gulack, each entertainers in their own right — have kept the meaning of harmony alive with their soft, romantic, harmonic blend of music which is as popular with their fans today as it was in 1961 when they recorded their first hit “The Way You Look Tonight.” The Lettermen have over 75 albums and a myriad of hits including “Theme from a Summer Place,” “When I Fall in Love,” “Going Out of my Head/Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You,” “Put Your Head on My Shoulder,” “Hurt So Bad,” and “Shangri-La.”

Concert at Kent State University Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center
For tickets call the PAC at 330-308-6400

September 25 • 7:00 pm

The Marvelous Wonderettes

Created by Roger Bean

The Marvelous Wonderettes

This smash Off-Broadway hit takes you to the 1958 Springfield High School prom, where we meet Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy and Suzy, four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts! As we learn about their lives and loves, the girls serenade us with classic ’50s hits including “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Stupid Cupid,” and “Lipstick on Your Collar.” Featuring over 30 classic ’50s and ’60s hits, The Marvelous Wonderettes will keep you smiling in this must-take musical trip down memory lane.

Performance rights are handled exclusively by Steele Springs Stage Rights
www.stagerights.com

August 15 & 21 (tentative)
Performed 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 miber. 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 4, 5, 11, 12 at 8:00pm
In the Schoenbrunn Amphitheatre

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