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'1222 Oceanfront: A Black Family Christmas' returns to NVA

CARLSBAD – New Village Arts, North County's cultural hub, announced the sold-out 2021 holiday musical extravaganza, "1222 Oceanfront: A Black Family Christmas," written by San Diego playwright Dea Hurston, will return this year as a concert version at the Dea Hurston New Village Arts Center, 2787 State Street, in Carlsbad.

There will be five performances at the NVA Center Tuesday through Saturday, Dec. 20-24, from 7:30-10 p.m.

"1222 Oceanfront: A Black Family Christmas" is the story of widowed family matriarch Dorothy Black, who is hosting a Christmas Eve celebration with her adult children when unexpected family drama erupts. It features lively songs, an eclectic and lovable cast of characters and lots of seasonal cheer. Meant for audiences of all backgrounds and identities, it reminds us that the holiday spirit has the power to unite us together in love, song and joy.

The San Diego Union-Tribune said, "1222 Oceanfront is upbeat & lively...chock full of laughs and quirky characters."

The musical was created and devised by Dea Hurston, Frankie Alicea-Ford, Kevin "Blax" Burroughs and Fallbrook resident Milena (Sellers) Phillips, directed by Jacole Kitchen, with music by John-Mark McGaha and lyrics by Phillips.

For tickets, call 760-433-3245 or visit

Submitted by New Village Arts.


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