Texas Outdoor Musical Drama

A lone horseman, carrying the flag signaling the beginning of the most spectacular outdoor musical drama in the world.



A lone horseman, carrying the flag of the great state of Texas appears atop a 600 foot cliff, signaling the beginning of the most spectacular outdoor musical drama in the world. With a burst of fireworks and a moving swell of the music, the horseman gallops away. Suddenly, a cast of more than 60 actors, singers and dancers takes the stage to kick off the show that millions of fans from all around the world have come to see. Only a state as big as Texas could host a show as big as TEXAS!

The beautiful pioneer amphitheater, carved out of and nestled into a natural basin in the majestic Palo Duro Canyon-the nation’s second largest canyon-comes alive once again this summer with the 49th Anniversary Season of the Official Play of the State of Texas.

In this family-friendly show, set against an authentic tapestry of history, the show’s fictional characters bring to life the stories, struggles and triumphs of the settlers of the Texas Panhandle in the 1800s. Song and dance abound-and a generous helping of good ol’ Texas humor too-with spellbinding lighting, special fire and water effects, including the Dancing Waters of TEXAS! (fireworks are also included nightly when conditions allow).

Come enjoy our Texas hospitality! You’ll want to come early and enjoy a delicious old fashioned Chuck Wagon BBQ Dinner on our covered patio.

How about a backstage tour to get behind-the-scenes look at how the show is produced? Look for these on our website, or let our friendly customer service team arrange these for you when you call.

Make it a vacation to remember! While you’re in the neighborhood, plan to stay and enjoy all we have to offer! Stroll the square in Canyon, visit Panhandle Plains Historical Museum, the state’s largest historical museum on the campus of West Texas A&M University or trek along the world-famous Route 66 in Amarillo. Ask us for ore information when you call.

We’re easy to find! The Amphitheater is just a short 25 mile drive from Amarillo or 15 miles from Canyon.


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Texas Outdoor Musical Drama

1514 5th Avenue

Canyon, Texas 79015