Rising in Love is the modern day coming-of-age story about engaged interracial Jewish couple Rosie and Scott, their fears and anxieties surrounding their upcoming marriage, and the friends and family who help them learn what it takes to rise in love.
If you combined Cole Porter, The Fantasticks, and Avenue Q, you would get this playful and lovable new musical with beautifully lyrical and singable music that touches on growth, compromise, relationships, communication, and what it means to grow up and find love in 2019.
Learn more at risinginlovethemusical.com.
Rising in Love Trailer:
Produced by Live It Studios, Inc.
Videoediting by KP Media
Staged Reading footage from the Emerging Artists New Works Series in NYC, March 10, 2019
videographer: Arthur Miller
Rehearsal room and interview footage videographer: Dan Shein
Staged reading creative team:
Creator/Lyricist/Book/Producer: Rory Michelle Sullivan with dramaturgy by Anna Jastrzembski
Music: Rory Michelle Sullivan, Moira Lo Bianco, and Jonathan Shanes
Director: Megan Minutillo
Music Director: Nissa Kahle
Staged reading cast:
Rosie: Paula Shtein
Scott: Marques Hollie
Connie: Loni Ackerman
Jonah: Zachary Francis Stewart
Elle: Hannah Kloepfer
JAQ: Belén Moyano
Maud: Simone Zamore
Piano: Nissa Kahle
Drums and percussion: Noah Hadland
Bass: Yamada Yoshiki
Studio recordings of the Rising in Love concept album and album credits can be found at risinginlovethemusical.bandcamp.com.