Rich and Lydia Crouch have been creating theater for The Lights of Christmas nearly since it started. Their involvement came to dramatic heights last year when they directed and produced the wildly popular Uff Da! It’s Christmas, performing to packed out audiences every Sunday night on the Joyland Concert Hall stage.
Get to know Rich and Lydia, you’ll soon realize that they have a very unique philosophy behind everything they create. They started their own non-profit, Show and Tell Family Projects, with a conviction that they can help build stronger families through creating new works of art.
“We had someone say to us, ‘you aren’t doing theatre, you’re doing social work’,” says Lydia Crouch.
“For the actors, their families, and everyone involved, our productions should build healthy community. If the process is healthy, the results are a good end product,” says Lydia Crouch. “We believe that theater can be a positive thing for families, when it’s done right. It has been for us. Both our kids, Davis and Laina, have been very involved with us, and it has drawn us all together.”
Warm Beach Camp is excited to partner with Show and Tell Family Projects again this year, bringing Uff Da! It’s Christmas back to the Joyland Concert Hall stage, twice each Sunday night. The Lights of Christmas Director, Loren Isaac exclaimed, “As we partner with them, their passion becomes our passion. We are of one mind as we seek to demonstrate God’s love to all, and provide opportunities that create special memories for the thousands of families that enjoy The Lights of Christmas each year.”
[leftimagecaption src="/images/stories/loc/Uff-Da-Its-Christmas.jpg" alt="Uff Da! It's Christmas - The Lights of Christmas"]Rich and Lydia Crouch (front center) and the cast of Uff Da! It's Christmas, which performed to packed out audiences at The Lights of Christmas in 2009.[/leftimagecaption]