The outdoor musical Texas, performed on the stage of the Pioneer Amphitheater at Palo Duro Canyon State Park, the nation’s second largest canyon, is celebrating it’s 50th Anniversary this summer. This internationally acclaimed historical production tells the story of the settlement of the Texas Panhandle in the late 1880’s through a bold mix of drama, pageantry and music in a spectacular outdoor setting. The show opens when a lone horseman appears above you atop a 600 foot cliff carrying the Texas flag. The stage then lights up with the cowboys, Indians, ranchers, framers and the women of the Texas Panhandle recreating stories of triumphs and struggles as they settled the Texas panhandle. The show ends with a fireworks display, impressive against the backdrop of the now darkened canyon walls.
Texas runs from June 02 through August 15th, Tuesday through Sunday for the 2015 season. Performance time is 8:30PM. Ticket prices for the show range from $16.95-$30.95 for adults and from $12.95-$26.95 for children.
The chuck-wagon Bar-B-Que is served beginning at 6:00PM. Tickets are $16.00 for adults and $9.00 for children. The meal includes a drink and dessert.
Parking is free at the amphitheater and the state park will waive their entrance fee for show-goers after 5:o0PM. No photography of any kind is allowed of the show. There is live entertainment, vendors and a gift shop in the courtyard outside the amphitheater prior to show-time..
The show is 2 hours long including a 15 minute intermission. Palo Duro State Park is located 25 miles SE of Amarillo on Texas Highway 217. Overnight camping is available at Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Fees apply. www.texas-show.com 1-806-655-2131