David Church



(book) David began his career as the Entertainment Editor for WRTV6 , the ABC affiliate in Indianapolis where he delivered film and theatre reviews and was fortunate enough to interview show business icons: from Angela Lansbury and Rock Hudson to Mary Martin and Liberace. He subsequently migrated to Los Angeles where he divided his time between the worlds of advertising and screenwriting. At J. Walter Thompson he worked on a variety of accounts including 20th Century Fox and Burger King, and helped to spearhead the award-winning marketing efforts for the Bally’s consortium of health clubs, working on campaigns with spokespersons including Cher, Glenn Frey, and Joan Collins. As a screenwriter he created Psychic Housewife (United Artists) and the telefilms Deadly Reunion (NBC) and Saving Grace (CBS).  In publishing, he has written for a variety of magazines, and authored the children’s book, Larue & the Brown Sky (with illustrations by Toby Bluth), which was subsequently musicalized by the Los Angeles Children’s Museum. For the theatre, David previously collaborated with Jim Webber on The Showstoppers. Their book for Judy’s Scary Little Christmas was nominated as Best Musical of the Year by the LA Weekly and Best World Premiere Musical by the Los Angeles Stage Ovation Awards, and David is delighted Judy has gone on to enjoy numerous, successful regional productions throughout the United States – and shows no sign of stopping! He is a graduate of Emerson College in Boston and a member of the Writers Guild of America and the Dramatists Guild.

a holiday special


book by

David Church and Jim Webber

music and lyrics by

Joe Patrick Ward