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Theatre Talk with a new Christmas hit


Last updated 12/16/2021 at 2:08pm

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Dorothy (Milena (Sellers) Phillips and Javier (Frankie Alicea-Ford) rejoicing as Lizzie (Portia Gregory) looks on at "1222 Oceanfront, A Black Family Christmas" now playing at New Village Arts in Carlsbad.

Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal

Special to The Village News

It's a hit! A holiday message for 2021! "1222 Oceanfront, A Black Family Christmas" is the unsurpassed, new family holiday musical tradition for our times.

To be clear, "1222..." is certainly way above the high-water mark of other holiday offerings playing around town. While classics like "Miracle on 34th Street: The Radio Play," or Dr. Suess's "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," and "A Christmas Carol" are all to be celebrated, let's at least acknowledge they are done and done and done.

On the other hand, New Village Arts commissione...

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