Footloose Creative

Bruce Udell
assistant director
Tracy Barresi
vocal director & pit orchestra director
Aaron Hotelling
Harmony Hughes
stage manager
Brady Dexter
stage manager
Catie Dexter
set painter
Shannon Yodzevicis
set builder
Andy Denoyer
set builder
Gabe Amey
set painter
Bella Burrell
set builder
Dominick Oliver
set painter & spot light
Shannon Burke
set painter & props
Alyssa Rau
set builder/spotlight
Troy Haag
set painter
Rose Cruz
Joette Monforton
props & costumes
Skylar Yodzevicis
props & costumes
Rebecca Welsh
Bradley Falkenhagen
Ray Hauswirth
pit orchestra keyboards
Julie Laur
pit orchestra winds
Liz Olson
pit orchestra bass
Brian Peterson
pit orchestra guitar
Daneil Reynolds
pit orchestra percussion
Teeghan Rosas
pit orchestra percussion
Hayden Smith

Original Creative Team

from the Concord Theatricals website:

Tom Snow

Tom Snow has been making music, recording albums and writing hits for himself and other artists - on record, on radio, in the United States and all over the world - since the early 1980s.

He has twice been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Song from a Motion Picture: "Let's Hear It for the Boy" from Footloose (1984) and "After All" from Chances Are (1990); and he has twice been nominated for the Grammy Award: Best Album of Original Score written for a Motion Picture - Footloose soundtrack; and Song of the Year - "Don't Know Much."

He has released four solo albums: Country (Clean Records, 1971), Taking It All in Stride (Capitol Records, 1975), Tom Snow (Capitol Records, 1976) and Hungry Nights (Arista Records, 1982).

Tom's scoring work has appeared in films (Chances Are) and on television (Grand, Steel Magnolias, Teech, etc.) He has added songs to numerous motion pictures including Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Footloose, The Butcher's Wife, Sing, Oliver and Company, About Last Night, All the Right Moves, Two of a Kind, Lion King 2: Simba's Pride, and Heart Like a Wheel.

Some of the artists who have recorded Tom's material include The Pointer Sisters, Olivia Newton-John, Diana Ross, Ray Charles, Kenny Loggins, Barry Manilow, Cher, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Tina Turner, Joe Cocker, Levon Helm, Gladys Knight, Anne Murray, Ringo Starr, George Benson, Sergio Mendes, Deniece Williams, Bette Midler and Dusty Springfield.

His hit songs have been repeatedly honored with BMI Citations of Achievement for their radio popularity, songs like "Love Sneaking Up On You" (Bonnie Raitt), "Don't Know Much" (Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville), "If Ever You're In My Arms Again" (Peabo Bryson), "He's So Shy" (The Pointer Sisters), "Somewhere Down The Road" (Barry Manilow), "You Should Hear How She Talks About You" (Melissa Manchester) and "Deeper Than The Night" (Olivia Newton-John).

In 1986 Tom won the prestigious Robert J. Burton Award for BMI's Most Performed Country Song of the Year - Dolly Parton's "Don't Call It Love."

His latest projects embrace the worlds of pop music, motion pictures and the theatre (the stage adaptation of Footloose features nine new songs by Snow; he also contributed material for Amanda McBroom's Heartbeats). Snow contributed a song to Joe Cocker's 2002 release, No Ordinary World and songs on both of Christina Aguilera's English and Spanish language albums.

Tom Snow attended the Berklee College of Music and was awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2000. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Dean Pitchford

Born and raised in Hawaii and graduated from Yale University, Dean Pitchford performed off- and on-Broadway (Godspell; Pippin) before turning to songwriting, screenwriting and directing.

Dean was nominated for four Academy Awards (winning the 1981 Best Song Oscar for "Fame," co-written w/ Michael Gore), three Golden Globes (winning for "Fame"), eight Grammys and two Tonys; his songs - recorded by such artists as Barbra Streisand, Whitney Houston, Cher, Peter Allen, LL Cool J, Kenny Loggins, Hugh Jackman, Dolly Parton, Bette Midler and Martina McBride - have sold over 70 million records.

The musical stage adaptation (with Walter Bobbie) of his original screenplay for Footloose ran for more than 700 performances on Broadway and is now seen all over the world. Dean also provided the lyrics for Carrie: The Musical, which was produced in 1988 by the Royal Shakespeare Company -- first in England and then on Broadway -- and was revived in 2012 by New York's MCC Theater.

Dean's middle-grade novels, The Big One-Oh and Captain Nobody, are published by Putnam/Penguin; his performances of their audiobook recordings (Listening Library/Random House) were both nominated for Grammys. His third novel, Nickel Bay Nick, was published to acclaim in 2013, and Dean voiced that audiobook for

In 2019, the musical adaptation of his first novel, The Big One-Oh!, premiered at New York’s Atlantic Theatre with lyrics by Dean, music by Doug Besterman and a libretto by Timothy Allen McDonald.

Walter Bobbie

Walter Bobbie directed the New York productions of Bright Star, Venus in Fur, The Landing, Golden Age, School for Lies, Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Chicago, The Submission, Cabin Pressure, The Savannah Disputation, New Jerusalem, High Fidelity, The Other Woman, The Marriage of Bette and Boo, Sweet Charity, Twentieth Century, Footloose, Durang/Durang, For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls, and A Grand Night for Singing. He was artistic director of City Center Encores!, where he also directed Fiorello!, Chicago, Tenderloin, Golden Boy, No, No, Nanette, and Zorba! as well as the Carnegie Hall concerts of South Pacific and Carousel. Mr. Bobbie served for 12 years on the Board of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. He is the recipient of Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Tony Awards.




Jim Steinman

Though Jim Steinman began in the theatre, he was best known as a songwriter/producer whose records sold more than 96 million copies.

The L.A. Times described him as the Richard Wagner of rock. At Amherst College he wrote and starred in the epic musical The Dream Engine. It caused a sensation, and N.Y. Shakespeare Festival's Joe Papp bought the rights at intermission. His first professional musical was More Than You Deserve at the Public Theater. When a singer named Meat Loaf auditioned for him, Spin Magazine called the meeting "one of the top ten most important moments in the history of rock and roll." Then came his first record, the legendary Bat Out of Hell, with Meat Loaf, the biggest debut ever and the third best-selling disc of all time, well over 30 million. Sixteen years later, in 1993, the sequel, Back Into Hell, topped the charts in 38 countries. Number One songs include “Total Eclipse Of The Heart” (twice, 1983 and 1995), along with “Paradise By The Dashboard Light,” “Making Love Out Of Nothing at All,” “Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad,” “I'd Do Anything For Love But I Won't Do That" (biggest rock single sales ever), “It's All Coming Back To Me Now” (Celine Dion, 1996). He made one platinum album as a singer, Bad For Good. Film music: Footloose, Streets of Fire, The Shadow.

Steinman has written Neverland, a musical; lyrics for Whistle Down the Wind, composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber; and music for Dance of the Vampires, a rock opera for director Roman Polanski. Bat Out of Hell—The Musical made its world premiere in the U.K. in 2017 and is currently touring the globe.