‘Trumpet in the Land’ to open their 52nd season

‘Trumpet in the Land’ to open their 52nd season

“Trumpet in the Land,” Ohio’s longest-running outdoor historical drama, returns this summer to the Schoenbrunn Amphitheatre in New Philadelphia for its 52nd season.


“Trumpet in the Land,” Ohio’s longest-running outdoor historical drama, returns this summer to the Schoenbrunn Amphitheatre in New Philadelphia for its 52nd season.

“Originally scheduled to open July 2, the show will now open Monday, July 5 due to technical issues, which must be addressed before the show can go on,” Trumpet general manager Margaret Bonamico said.

As a way of saying thank you for all the support received during the pandemic, the drama will host a $5 on 5 where Tuscarawas County residents can purchase special $5 tickets for the July 5 performance. Showtime is 8:30 p.m.

Tickets are available at the Tuscarawas County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 124 E. High Ave. in New Philadelphia or at the Trumpet in the Land box office.

“This picturesque venue is the perfect place to enjoy professional, socially distanced entertainment under the stars,” Bonamico said. “We have missed seeing our audience members in the seats and look forward to welcoming everyone back starting Monday, July 5.”

“Trumpet in the Land” was written by Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Paul Green. This outdoor production uses song, dance, comedy, drama and pyrotechnics to tell the story of the founding of Schoenbrunn, Ohio’s first settlement, during the Revolutionary War.

“Like most other performing arts venues and events, we were forced to take a hiatus last summer due to an abundance of caution surrounding the pandemic,” Bonamico said. “We are glad to be back. Even though technical issues have caused us to push back our opening a few days, our cast and crew are looking forward to presenting a summer schedule designed to appeal to anyone looking for a wide variety of entertainment options.”

July 9 will bring about Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “A Grand Night for Singing,” a musical revue featuring arrangements from many of the duo’s classic Broadway creations including an Andrews Sisters-esque “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair,” “Honeybun” and “Kansas City.” “Grand Night” also will be performed July 15.

On July 23 “The Sound of Music,” the final collaboration between Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, will be performed on the amphitheater stage. The score includes such musical classics as “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “My Favorite Things,” “Do Re Mi” and the title number. Performance dates are July 23 and 31 and Aug. 7 and 13.

“Trumpet in the Land” cast members also will present “25 Years of Broadway,” a one-night homage to the many Broadway musicals performed on the amphitheater stage over the past 25 years. Songs from such shows as “Oklahoma,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Les Miserables,” “Footloose,” “Hairspray,” “The Wizard of Oz,” “The Music Man” and more will take center stage on July 29.

Additional sponsored events include the following:

—Greased Lightning: A 1950s malt shop revue performed by the Trumpet Singers and a drive-in movie presentation will combine for a nostalgic evening of family entertainment on Aug. 5.

—Trumpet’s annual golf outing will be Aug. 18 at the Wilkshire Golf Course beginning at 9 a.m.

While not officially part of the summer season, “Dracula” will return to the Trumpet in the Land stage this fall with four scheduled performances on Oct. 1, 2, 8 and 9.

Regular ticket prices for all main-stage productions are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors 60 and over and students 13-17, and $10 for children 12 and under. Prices for special events may vary.

Special Monday and Tuesday night performance specials include Mondays Are For Children, where children 12 and under are admitted for $5 for any Monday night performance, and 2 for 1 Tuesdays — purchase one $20 adult ticket for any Tuesday night performance and receive a second ticket at half price. Monday and Tuesday night promotions cannot be combined with any other offers.

For tickets or information, call the box office at 330-339-1132 or the administrative office at 330-364-5111. Additional information is available at www.trumpetintheland.com.

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