Il Circo della Vita!
(The Circus of Life!)
Three area non-profits benefit from this annual event at the Vergennes Opera House: The Vergennes Opera House, Vergennes Partnership and, the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes.
Carnevale Vergennes, an unusual evening of entertainment, costumes, flourish and flair, has become the favorite late-winter fundraiser for Vergennes area residents since its inception. Local residents Andrew and Jeff Fritz originally brought the idea to the Vergennes Opera House board as a way to raise funds for the theater as well as other non-profits.
This year’s Carnevale Vergennes theme is “Il Circo della Vita”, “The Circus of Life.” The performers, creative attire, music , decor and food will be influenced by this theme.
Hokum Brothers at the Vergennes Opera HouseEntertainment is being pulled together by Charlotte resident Woody Keppel again this year. He is known internationally as part of the performance duo “Waldo and Woodhead” but closer to home he produces the “Festival of Fools” in Burlington each summer. Woody is going to be joined by his band, The Hokum Brothers to get people dancing, as well as a few of his acrobat/circus friends and other musicians to add surprise and fun all night long. Guest performers include the founding members of the Bindlestiff Family Circus, Hulahoop Burlesque, Carnevale Vergennes from the Brass Balagans and additional surprises.
And, like any good carnival or circus, there will be games for folks to play with fun prizes to win as well as a chance at some of the larger grand prizes that will be announced mid-evening. There will also be multiple “experiences” that guests can sign up for such as a lakeside dining for twelve, cocktail parties, special barbecues and more.
The cash bar will be tended by the expert mixologists from Bar Antidote and the food will be provided collaboratively by multiple restaurants from Vergennes: Park Squeeze, Bar Antidote, Black Sheep Bistro and 3 Squares Cafe.
As usual, the emphasis for the evening will be fun!
Tickets are $50 each and are available online here now or beginning in February, at Classic Stitching, Everywear for Everybody, Linda’s Apparel, and Malabar.
Carnevale Vergennes is generously sponsored by:
RPM: Restoration Performance Motorcars
Vergennes Animal Hospital
Lizbeth and Timothy Ryan
H.J. LeBoeuf & Sons Contractors & Builders
Amanda Bodell and Jeffry Glassberg
Everywear for Everybody
Gary Lange Law Office
Mike and Lynn Donnelly
Jeff and Andrew Fritz
The Garry Simpson Family
Bob and Abby Small
Richard Alther and Ray Repp
Don and Julie Peddie
Renny and Lynne Perry
Lauren Sivo Photograhy
and Hall Communications Radio Group (WOKO/WOKO/WJOY/WBTZ/WIZN)
For more information please visit www.vergennesoperahouse.or