Please, be more melodramatic!

Get a peak into this years melodrama and some historical information on the event

The annual Woodchoppers Jamboree Melodrama, put on by The Grand Encampment Opera Company, has been a long standing tradition with the first shows in the 1980’s. Of course the art of theater has been practiced in Encampment long before this.

The opera house was originally just a meeting hall. Thanks to Encampment thespians, a fundraiser play was held in 1902 which gathered enough funds to add on the stage and storage rooms to the building making it a more complete facility. In 1903, with the newly modified Opera House, they held another fundraiser for the Encampment Volunteer Fire Department. A...


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