NBC’s ‘Rise’ hits high notes in melodrama, high school musical theater

“Rise,” premiering Tuesday on NBC, is a season-long backstage drama about a high school production of the musical “Spring Awakening.” That it is inspired by a work of nonfiction – Michael Sokolove’s “Drama High: The Incredible True Story of a Brilliant Teacher, a Struggling Town, and the Magic…

"Rise," premiering Tuesday on NBC, is a season-long backstage drama about a high school production of the musical "Spring Awakening." That it is inspired by a work of nonfiction – Michael Sokolove's "Drama High: The Incredible True Story of a Brilliant Teacher, a Struggling Town, and the Magic...