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In this drama series, a high-school theater teacher captures the imaginations of his working-class students when he encourages them to explore their creativity and diversity. As often happens when such a teacher shakes things up, however, not everyone in town in happy with the way he does things.

Tuesday at 9:00 PM on NBC
1 Season, 3 Episodes
March 13, 2018
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Rise Full Episode Guide

  • When Lou describes his vision for the show's staging and design, Tracey questions his every decision

  • Lou is brought down to earth when his production budget is slashed, Coach Strickland vindictively monopolizes Robbie's time, and he has a conflict with Tracey. Lilette finds herself starting to fall for Robbie, while Simon contends with conflicting feelings about his role in the show. As Michael finds support within the theater troupe, Gwen acts out in rehearsals in response to tensions at home.

  • Lou Mazzuchelli, an uninspired English teacher at Stanton High, petitions to take over as director of the school's 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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