Dallas’ premiere urban theater, Urban Arts Center (UAC) continues its 2nd season with a female focused adaptation of Charles Dicken’s
“A Christmas Carol.” Set in the heart of Dallas’ southern sector, An Oak Cliff Carol follows the journey of Elana Scrooge (JuNene K), a self-made business woman, as she is shown the err of her ways. Filled with all the familiar character, Dickens’ story, adapted by UAC Producing Artistic Director Jiles R King II, is filled with R&B, soul and gospel music.
“It goes without saying that the last two years has been excruciating.” Relates King. “As we slowly return to a sense of normalcy, theater is one aspect to guide us to that place. This musical is not only a classic but bends time, gender, race and religion. It reminds of the true essence of the season.”
An Oak Cliff Carol is directed by Jiles R. King II and stars JuNene K (Elana Scrooge), Tyler Fite (Moneese Miller), Lequasha Harden (Moneese Miller), L’Paige Bedford (Jazmine Jacobs), Branon Gilbert (Marcus Miller), Carrmina Barnett (Pastor Taylor), Rhonda Francis (Miss Carolyn), Dameron Growe (Kalvin Edwards), Christian Goodwine (Little Gary), Erryn Jackson (Meagan Miller) and Makayla King (Meagan Miller).
The creative team includes scenic design by Bernetta Sowels, sound design by Devin Bruton, vocal direction by Ebonye McGee and stage management by Tonesha Winters and Judah Agbonkhina.
An Oak Cliff Carol runs December 16-24, 2021 at Urban Arts Center, 807 Hutchins Rd, Dallas, TX 75203. Evening performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursdays, 8:00pm on Friday and Saturday. Matinee performances are at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Press night is Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 7:30pm.
Tickets are $25 for general admission and $45 for VIP in advance and can be purchased at urbanartscenter.ticketlocity.com.
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About Urban Arts Collective :
Urban Arts Collective (UAC) is a Dallas based organization that uses art to engage the voice of black and brown communities. For 13 years, Urban Arts Collective has used theater, music, dance, visual and literary arts to engage local, national and international communities. UAC is committed to cultivating the talent of emerging artists, providing platforms for career artists and celebrating the work of established artists from the African American perspective. Under the Collectives’ umbrella include Urban Arts Center, Urban Arts Magazine, Urban Arts Institute, Urban Films and DFW Black Arts.