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Rise, An Acrobatic Play

January 16, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

Rise, An Acrobatic Play

Show date: Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016
Show times: 7:00 PM
Tickets start at $33.75
Walt Disney Theater

Rise is a futuristic coming of age story about a group of high school students dreaming of being world class entertainers. Under the direction of their new Diverse Physical Talents teacher, Mr. Sam Simon, each student hopes to achieve greatness and win one of two paid understudy roles in the Dream Empire, a well-known traveling circus. Through dance and acrobatics we see Student Body President, Max Murdock, is a strong candidate for the position, as long as he is not being distracted by the beautiful Courtney or his rival, Dexter. Rise is a new theatrical experience that will electrify the mind and inspire you to overcome all obstacles to rise to the top!

Rise was written and directed by four-time NCAA Gymnastics Champion Taqiy Abdullah-Simmons and choreographed by former USA Tumbling & Trampoline National Team Member Jeffrey Brown. Local Central Florida performers Tiffany Lamwatt and Felix Betancourt portray lead characters Courtney and Max. Special appearance by 2007 World Gymnastics Champion Shayla Worley as Julie.


January 16, 2016
7:00 pm


Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
445 South Magnolia Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801 United States