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 White Savage
Written by Joseph Bonamico and Mark H. Durbin / Music by Frank Lewin
Whether it just or not, Simon Girty was labeled a "savage" because of his strong alliance with the Native Americans and the British during the American Revolution.
Stories of his conquests and ferocity spread throughout the colonies and frontier bringing fear to all along the frontier in the late eighteenth century. However, while his loyalty to the Native Americans and his savagery in battle was legendary, soon the myth overwhelmed the man.
Girty was a very complex, three-dimensional man - as fierce as any Indian warrior, yet still willing to put his life on the line to plead for strangers' lives. Girty is a very misunderstood man thrust into an extraordinary and explosive situation. With the death of Colonol Crawford in 1782, he became from that moment, SIMON GIRTY, "THE WHITE SAVAGE."
Trumpet's own Joseph Bonamico co-authored The White Savage after years of portraying him in The Trumpet in the Land. The show is set on the same stage as Trumpet in the Land, and is complete with horseback riding, spectacular pyrotechnics and fascinating battle scenes. This show is a unique and exciting show for the whole family to enjoy.
Les Misérables is licensed by Music Theatre International (MTI) by arrangement with CAMERON MACKINTOSH LTD.
This international smash-hit may be the most popular musical in the world. In 19th century France, Jean Valjean is released from 19 years of unjust imprisonment, but finds nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment. He breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life, initiating a life-long struggle for redemption as he is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert, who refuses to believe Valjean can change his ways. Finally, during the Paris student uprising of 1832, Javert must confront his ideals after Valjean spares his life and saves that of the student revolutionary who has captured the heart of Valjean's adopted daughter. His world-view shattered, Javert commits suicide, and Valjean at last attains the peace he has sought for so long.
Epic, grand and uplifting, LES MISÉRABLES packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world. The sung-through pop opera is ideal for a cast of exceptional singers and overflows with melodies that are already standards.