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1222 Oceanfront: A Black Family Christmas

  • November 19 - December 26
  • 8 pm
  • New Village Arts


New Village Arts Theatre 
2787 State Street, Carlsbad 

1222 Oceanfront features a joyous mix of original holiday songs with traditional carols re-imagined!


PREVIEWS: NOV 19 – 26     OPENS: NOV 27    RUNS: NOV 28 – DEC 26

Written by  

Dea Hurston

Directed by 

Delicia Turner Sonnenberg

Dorothy Black invites you to join her and her family for Christmas Eve at 1222 Oceanfront. The festive evening features all of the Black family’s traditions including an abundance of delicious food, dancing, skits, and the singing of new, original holiday songs mixed with re-imagined carols. And lots of love, because it’s family. The evening may also include a bit of drama because, well, it’s family. But seriously, how much drama can there be on Christmas Eve? 

Created and Devised by  

Frankie Alicea-Ford  

Kevin “Blax” Burroughs  

Milena (Sellers) Phillips  

Dea Hurston 

Original Music by 

Milena (Sellers) Phillips 

Music Adaptation and Direction by 

John-Mark McGaha 


Audience safety is our primary concern.  Throughout this season all patrons need to have a photo ID and either their physical CDC issued vaccination card or a picture of their vaccination card.  There must be at least 14 days elapsed from the date of their second dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines and after the first dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Get your covid tests from a CVS Weekly Ad.

Any unvaccinated person must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 72 hours of the performance date (at-home COVID test results are not acceptable).

Photo ID’s and COVID vaccination cards will be checked starting one hour prior to curtain outside the lobby doors.

Masks are required for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, while indoors in the lobby and during the performance.


*Programs, artists and times subject to change.  No refunds.