Rise (2018)
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Pilot 

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In the premiere, Lou petitions to take over as director of the theater program in an attempt to revitalize his passion for teaching, but quickly realizes he has his work cut out for him. ... See full summary »

Director:

Mike Cahill

Writers:

Jason Katims (created by), Michael Sokolove (inspired by the book "Drama High") | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Radnor ... Lou Mazzuchelli
Marley Shelton ... Gail Mazzuchelli
Auli'i Cravalho ... Lilette Suarez
Damon J. Gillespie ... Robbie Thorne
Shirley Rumierk ... Vanessa Suarez
Joe Tippett ... Sam Strickland
Ted Sutherland ... Simon Saunders
Amy Forsyth ... Gwen Strickland
Rarmian Newton ... Maashous Evers
Casey Johnson ... Gordy Mazzuchelli
Taylor Richardson ... Kaitlin Mazzuchelli
Rosie Perez ... Tracey Wolfe
Ellie Desautels ... Michael Hallowell
Shannon Purser ... Annabelle
Stephanie J. Block ... Patricia Saunders
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Storyline

In the premiere, Lou petitions to take over as director of the theater program in an attempt to revitalize his passion for teaching, but quickly realizes he has his work cut out for him. His controversial decision to change the musical to the more provocative "Spring Awakening" and his atypical casting choices create a ripple effect for the program's assistant director Tracey Wolfe. the school's football coach Sam Strickland, and the students in the show.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Latin

Release Date:

13 March 2018 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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References Grease (1978) See more »

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A lot of upside, a lot of downside
15 March 2018 | by agjones-44262See all my reviews

Some really good moments and intriguing storylines, but some really bad moments as well. A precarious start, but far to early to right this series off.


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