The dawn of Rise

New Amer­i­can mu­si­cal drama Rise is now avail­able on Stan. Here’s a pre­view of the se­ries that is based on a true life story.

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What’s it about?

The 10-episode rst sea­son tells the story of ded­i­cated high school drama teacher Lou Maz­zuchelli (Josh Rad­nor) who nds in­spi­ra­tion in un­ex­pected places. This pro­pels him into shed­ding his own self-doubt to take charge of his school’s lack­lus­tre the­atre de­part­ment. In do­ing so, he gal­vanises not only the fac­ulty and its stu­dents but the en­tire sur­round­ing work­ing class town. Maz­zuchelli re­cruits a re­luc­tant foot­ball star to ap­pear in the de­part­ment’s new mu­si­cal – the con­tro­ver­sial Spring Awak­en­ing. Who’s in it? Josh Rad­nor as Lou Maz­zuchelli. Auli’i Cravalho as Lilette Suarez. Rosie Perez as Tracey Wolfe, a fel­low drama teacher. Da­mon J. Gille­spie as Rob­bie Thorne, the foot­ball player re­cruited into drama. Shirley Ru­mierk as Vanessa Suarez. Joe Tip­pett Doug Ted Suther­land Strick­land. as Coach as Si­mon Saun­ders. Rarmian New­ton as Maashous Evers. Tay­lor Richard­son as Kaitlin Maz­zuchelli. Mar­ley Shel­ton as Gail Maz­zuchelli. Casey John­son as Gordy Maz­zuchelli. True-life ties The TV se­ries Rise is based on the 2013 non- ction book

Drama High by writer Michael Sokolove. It tells the true story of the drama fac­ulty pro­gram that op­er­ated at Harry S. Tru­man High School in Le­vit­town, Penn­syl­va­nia. Teacher Lou Volpe rev­o­lu­tionised the ail­ing the­atre pro­gram across 40 years, trans­form­ing it into a renowned and re­spected part of the school cur­ricu­lum that went on to pro­duce crit­i­cally ac­claimed pro­duc­tions. It at­tracted the at­ten­tion of fa­mous the­atre pro­duc­ers and en­abled its stu­dents to gain re­spect and no­to­ri­ety in the wider en­ter­tain­ment in­dus­try.

HIGH DRAMA Lou in­spires and gal­vanises the stu­dents.

A THE­ATRE RE­BORN From work­ing class to crit­i­cal ac­claim.

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