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A working class high school drama department and the students come alive under a passionate teacher and family man whose dedication to the program galvanizes the entire town.
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Series cast summary:
Josh Radnor ...  Lou Mazzuchelli 10 episodes, 2018
Marley Shelton ...  Gail Mazzuchelli 10 episodes, 2018
Auli'i Cravalho ...  Lilette Suarez 10 episodes, 2018
Damon J. Gillespie ...  Robbie Thorne 10 episodes, 2018
Shirley Rumierk ...  Vanessa Suarez 10 episodes, 2018
Joe Tippett ...  Sam Strickland 10 episodes, 2018
Ted Sutherland ...  Simon Saunders 10 episodes, 2018
Amy Forsyth ...  Gwen Strickland 10 episodes, 2018
Rarmian Newton ...  Maashous Evers 10 episodes, 2018
Casey Johnson ...  Gordy Mazzuchelli 10 episodes, 2018
Taylor Richardson ...  Kaitlin Mazzuchelli 10 episodes, 2018
Rosie Perez ...  Tracey Wolfe 10 episodes, 2018
Ellie Desautels ...  Michael Hallowell 10 episodes, 2018
Shannon Purser ...  Annabelle 10 episodes, 2018
Sean Grandillo ...  Jeremy Travers 10 episodes, 2018
Tom Riis Farrell ...  Harold Baer 10 episodes, 2018
Katherine Reis ...  Jolene Brooks 10 episodes, 2018
Rachel Hilson ...  Harmony Curtis 10 episodes, 2018
Erin Kommor ...  Sasha Foley 10 episodes, 2018
Caroline Pluta ...  Violet Bell 9 episodes, 2018
Alexis Molnar ...  Lexi Jones 9 episodes, 2018
Stephanie J. Block ...  Patricia Saunders 8 episodes, 2018
Brooklyn Shuck ...  Sadie Mazzuchelli 8 episodes, 2018
Stephen Plunkett ...  Robert Saunders 8 episodes, 2018
Tiffany Mann ...  Cheryl Harper 8 episodes, 2018
Sergio King ...  Clark Howard 8 episodes, 2018
Nacho Tambunting ...  Francis Russo 8 episodes, 2018
Margaret Rosiello ...  Emma Saunders 7 episodes, 2018
Jennifer Ferrin ...  Denise Strickland 6 episodes, 2018
Stanley Mathis Stanley Mathis ...  Evan Ward 6 episodes, 2018
Niloy Alam Niloy Alam ...  Sundeep Singh 6 episodes, 2018
Ben Sheppard ...  Bass 6 episodes, 2018
Pance Pony ...  1st Cello 6 episodes, 2018
Mackenzie Lesser-Roy ...  2nd Cello 6 episodes, 2018
Liam Herbert ...  Acoustic Guitar 6 episodes, 2018
Jack Redsecker Jack Redsecker ...  Piano 6 episodes, 2018
Tora Alexander Tora Alexander ...  2nd Violin 6 episodes, 2018
Billy Joe Kiessling ...  Viola 6 episodes, 2018
Mark Tallman ...  Detrell Thorne 5 episodes, 2018
Eisa Davis ...  Eva Thorne 5 episodes, 2018
Eddie Brandt Eddie Brandt ...  Drums 5 episodes, 2018
Thomas Youmans Thomas Youmans ...  Percussion 5 episodes, 2018
Sumi Yu Sumi Yu ...  1st Violin 5 episodes, 2018


A working class high school drama department and the students come alive under a passionate teacher and family man whose dedication to the program galvanizes the entire town.

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Dare to Dream




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Release Date:

13 March 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rise See more »

Filming Locations:

White Plains, New York, USA

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The real life Lou Volpe was gay, but was portrayed as straight in the show in order to make him "more relatable" as well as adding subplots about his family, especially Gordy and Maashous. This change caused significant backlash from th LGBT community. See more »

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This show is SO not Glee...
18 March 2018 | by kimdy62See all my reviews

The ONLY similarities are that both shows contain singers, period. Glee was about a Glee Club of oddball, yet all exceptionally same-like singers, all singing to voice overs, badly timed, and using voice box technology. Because, after all, we were too stupid to notice that part, right? . Rise is a new concept. It is a drama club, a whole new animal. There are true talents throughout, NO use thus far of any Voice Box technology, and excellent syncing between what is being sung, and the person doing the singing. I like the storylines, I like the characters, I live the teachers, and the music is edgy, today, and meaningful. Yes, I know, Spring Awakening is older, but its use is well up to date and meaningful for the plot. . So, yes, there are a few oddball similarities between Glee and Rise, but you know? Rise singers can ALL sing, well, and appear to be doing so, for real, on the screen, even if we do know it's voice over - Glee? ALWAYS knew, as the words and the sound were always off. In addition? Glee was far too stereotyped, and people were always randomly singing their lines while wandering through class... Hated that, truly. I am very looking forward to seeing where this one takes us...

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