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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References Grease Live! (2016) See more »

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Like a dramatic glee
3 April 2018 | by gaby_ps8See all my reviews

This is a great pilot! The cast was perfectly chosen. Josh Radnor who we all know from How I Met Your Mother is always a good professor, Auli'i Cravalho on her first big acting job not just voicing a character, and I believe the up and coming actor Damon J. Gillespie will be seen in many more movies and tv shows.

The storyline is closely similar to Glee, the new *insert singing high school gig* teacher ready to stir things up, getting in trouble for trying to get the football star on the *insert singing position*. Antagonizing the *insert sport* coach.

The storyline is similar, but this Pilot took us so much deeper into the lives of everyone. It was, of course, dramatic, but really refreshing to see actual teenagers playing teenagers, with problems that may be actually facing right now.

I hope this show grows as much as the characters did on this pilot. I hope this gets places. But lets see


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Latin

Release Date:

13 March 2018 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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