Rise (2018) Rise (2018) Lovers of all things theatre are watching “Rise” right? It’s on Stan here in Australia. It’s a drama staring Josh Radnor of “How I Met Your Mother” and a bunch of other cool folk, including some redemption for poor Barb from “Stranger Things“, though only in a minor role. The show follows the theatre department of a high school, in a dying steel town, as they stage a production of “Spring Awakening” a provocative musical at any level of production given it’s weighty themes. It’s beautifully done, I recommend it thoroughly.