Happy McGuire
San Diego State University

In the honky tonk world of marathon dancing in Atlantic City in 1933, a captivating assortment of depression era souls eager to dance their way into fame and prizes gather on the Steel Pier. Contestant Rita Racine deals with her nefarious promoter boyfriend, until a mysterious pilot partners with her in the contest and teaches her to believe in her own dreams. Songs by the creators of Chicago, Cabaret and other Broadway classics perfectly capture the rhythms of the 1930’s dance era.

December 2-7, 2021

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At The Ridge Theatre
ROARING centers around dance solos that embody influential women of the 1920's  - Josephine Baker, Alice Paul, Anna May Wong - trail blazers whose impact can be felt today. The essence of these women is explored through a modern music video lens combining jazz, hip hop, glitch, and pop music. The story unfolds as the history and experience of these trail blazers affects individual women of today, inspiring them to carry on the legacy of these strong female leaders. With music by Elisa Money, you will recognize popular songs like "Second Hand Rose", "Fascinating Rhythm", and "Lady Be Good" through a new and innovative perspective.

Available ON DEMAND Aug. 20th - Sept. 20th, 2021 / 2022 Film Festival


Director/Choreographer - Casey Craig

Music - Elisa Money

Director of Photography - Emilio Miguel Torres, Torres Productions, LLC.