Worth Knowing: Fourth Annual FaLaLa Holiday Revue in WRJ on December 7 to benefit Upper Valley Habitat for Humanity


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On Friday, December 7, 2018 at 7:00 PM, the Briggs Opera House and Upper Valley Habitat for Humanity (UVHFH) will co-present the 4th Annual FaLaLa Holiday Revue. The event promises to deliver an evening of community theatre, dance, film, and music to benefit Upper Valley Habitat for Humanity. This year’s Revue features performances by Raq-On Dance Studio, Upper Valley Music Center, Valley Improv, White River Ballet Academy, and three short films by Vermont filmmakers – L’Abduction, Ingredients, and Vermont Is.

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Tickets are $15 per person, and children 12 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased in advance online at www.tututix.com/wrba/ or at the box office on the day of.

Doors open at 6:30 pm and the show starts at 7 pm at the Briggs Opera House, 5 South Main Street, White River Junction, VT 05001.

Proceeds from this year’s show will benefit Upper Valley Habitat for Humanity’s new high-efficiency home build project for a family of five in Sharon, VT, as well as its other affordable and workforce housing projects. Additionally, the show is a celebration of UVHFH’s many supporters, including Chimney Savers, who generously donated time and materials to a home repair project in Claremont as part of UVHFH’s Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative in that city.

From a small office located in the Gates Briggs Building in the heart of White River Junction, Upper Valley Habitat for Humanity works towards its vision of creating a world in which everyone has a safe, comfortable, and affordable place to live. UVHFH, like all Habitat affiliates, relies on the support of community donors and volunteers to raise funds for building materials and land, build the homes, and provide lunches for the construction volunteers, among many other needs. UVHFH is a 501c3 nonprofit and was founded in 1986.

The Briggs Opera House (BOH) came to life in 1985 and through the years hosted the White River Theater Festival and River City Arts, which introduced the Upper Valley to cutting edge professional theater and literally “set the stage” for Northern Stage. Northern Stage made the BOH its home for 17 years before transitioning to its new facility, the Barrette Center for the Arts. Since 2015, the BOH has become a community arts center accommodating the arts of the Upper Valley region by hosting music, theater, dance and film.

The Falala Holiday Revue, now in its fourth year, joins together a highly valued community initiative – Habitat for Humanity – with Upper Valley arts from all four disciplines. The evening promises themes of home and sense of place in our community, and embraces stable housing, the arts, and cohesive community as equally critical fundamental needs that everyone deserves access to. 

This event is made possible with the generous sponsorship of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, LaValley Building Supply, Ledyard National Bank, Mascoma Bank, and Roger Clarkson Realtors. 

For questions or further information, please contact Eva Loomis at (802) 295-1854 or office@uppervalleyhabitat.org. Upper Valley Habitat for Humanity is a 501c3 nonprofit. We believe in neighbors helping neighbors, and we believe that everyone should have a home, especially for the holidays. Visit us online at www.uppervalleyhabitat.org


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