Curtain Up for Encore – The Opera Houses of Southeast Ohio Tour

Date(s) - August 15, 2015 - August 16, 2015
All Day

LCBD Opera House Tour

History and entertainment come together on August 15th & 16th as the Little Cities of Black Diamonds Council hosts Curtain Up for Encore!, a two-day guided tour that offers a fascinating behind the scenes look at three historic opera houses in southeastern Ohio. Led by interpretive guides, this tour will explore the role these enduring institutions play in their communities. Visitors will experience firsthand the ‘smell of the greasepaint and the roar of the crowd’ through live music, living history characters, theatrical performance, authoritative guest speakers and a tour staff well versed in local history and historical interpretation.

Curtain Up For Encore! will visit Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville, the Tecumseh Theater in Shawnee and the Twin City Opera House in McConnelsville. Highlights include an evening performance of the Ohio Valley Opry at the Twin City Opera House in McConnelsville, along with dinner and lodging at the historic Stockport Mill along the Muskingum River. The tour begins and ends in Nelsonville and also includes transportation, meals, and all site admission fees.

The tour will led by guides Dayton Willison, and Jeff Wunderly, both certified interpreters with the National Association of Interpreters. The tour includes van transportation, meals, lodging and all site fees. Registration cost is $250.00 per person based on double occupancy lodging, with discounts available to Little Cities of Black Diamonds Council members. Room upgrades to single and deluxe rooms are available.

Pre-registration is required and available on-line at the web site or by calling the Little Cities of Black Diamonds Council at 740-394-3011 or contacting them via e-mail at For more information visit the Little Cities of Black Diamonds Web Site.

The Curtain Up to Encore is part of a summer series of tours hosted by the Council, which also includes a “Labor’s Crossroads” Tour featuring the region’s nationally significant role in the early labor union movements of the 19th Century on Saturday, September 12.

Stuart's Opera House