Drama High (Kobo eBook)

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Soon to be a television series titled "*Rise*," starring Josh Radnor, Auli'i Cravalho, and Rosie Perez —the incredible and true story of an extraordinary drama teacher who has changed the lives of thousands of students and inspired a town.

Why would the multimillionaire producer of *Cats*, *The Phantom of the Opera*, and *Miss Saigon *take his limo from Manhattan to the struggling former steel town of Levittown, Pennsylvania, to see a high school production of *Les Misérables*?

To see the show performed by the astoundingly successful theater company at Harry S Truman High School, run by its legendary director, Lou Volpe. Broadway turns to Truman High when trying out controversial shows such as Rent *and *Spring *Awakening *before they move on to high school theater programs across the nation. Volpe’s students from this blue-collar town go on to become Emmy-winning producers, entertainment executives, newscasters, and community-theater founders.

Michael Sokolove, a Levittown native and former student of Volpe’s, chronicles the drama director’s last school years and follows a group of student actors as they work through riveting dramas both on and off the stage. This is a story of an economically depressed but proud town finding hope in a gifted teacher and the magic of theater.

Product Details
ISBN-13: 9781101632109
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Publication Date: September 26th, 2013
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