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Pilot (Season 1, Episode 1)
TV-14
TV Episode | 44 min | Drama

In the premiere, Lou petitions to take over as director of the theater program in an attempt to revitalize his passion for teaching, but quickly realizes he has his work cut out for him. His controversial decision to change the musical to ...See moreIn the premiere, Lou petitions to take over as director of the theater program in an attempt to revitalize his passion for teaching, but quickly realizes he has his work cut out for him. His controversial decision to change the musical to the more provocative "Spring Awakening" and his atypical casting choices create a ripple effect for the program's assistant director Tracey Wolfe. the school's football coach Sam Strickland, and the students in the show. See less
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Director
Writers
Jason Katims (created by) | Michael Sokolove (inspired by the book "Drama High")
Composer
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Production Designer
Steven J. Jordan (as Steven Jordan)
Status
Edit Released
Updated Mar 13, 2018

Release date
Mar 13, 2018 (United States)

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37 cast members
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Josh Radnor
Lou Mazzuchelli Lou Mazzuchelli   See fewer
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Marley Shelton
Gail Mazzuchelli Gail Mazzuchelli   See fewer
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Auli'i Cravalho
Lilette Suarez Lilette Suarez   See fewer
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Damon J. Gillespie
Robbie Thorne Robbie Thorne   See fewer
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Shirley Rumierk
Vanessa Suarez Vanessa Suarez   See fewer
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Joe Tippett
Sam Strickland Sam Strickland   See fewer
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Ted Sutherland
Simon Saunders Simon Saunders   See fewer
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Amy Forsyth
Gwen Strickland Gwen Strickland   See fewer
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Rarmian Newton
Maashous Evers Maashous Evers   See fewer
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Casey Johnson
Gordy Mazzuchelli Gordy Mazzuchelli   See fewer
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Taylor Richardson
Kaitlin Mazzuchelli Kaitlin Mazzuchelli   See fewer
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Rosie Perez
Tracey Wolfe Tracey Wolfe   See fewer
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Ellie Desautels
Michael Hallowell Michael Hallowell   See fewer
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Shannon Purser
Annabelle Annabelle   See fewer
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Stephanie J. Block
Patricia Saunders Patricia Saunders   See fewer
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Jennifer Ferrin
Denise Strickland Denise Strickland   See fewer
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Stanley Mathis
Evan Ward (as Stanley Wayne Mathis) Evan Ward (as Stanley Wayne Mathis)   See fewer
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Eisa Davis
Eva Thorne Eva Thorne   See fewer
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Mark Tallman
Detrell Thorne Detrell Thorne   See fewer
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Tom Riis Farrell
Harold Baer Harold Baer   See fewer
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Katherine Reis
Jolene Brooks Jolene Brooks   See fewer
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Sean Grandillo
Jeremy Travers Jeremy Travers   See fewer
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Rachel Hilson
Harmony Curtis Harmony Curtis   See fewer
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Erin Kommor
Sasha Foley Sasha Foley   See fewer
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Stephen Plunkett
Robert Saunders Robert Saunders   See fewer
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Brooklyn Shuck
Sadie Mazzuchelli Sadie Mazzuchelli   See fewer
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Shannon Thornton
Yvonne (Robbie's Stepmom) Yvonne (Robbie's Stepmom)   See fewer
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Margaret Rosiello
Emma Saunders Emma Saunders   See fewer
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Nick Blaemire
Mr. Levitsky Mr. Levitsky   See fewer
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Student (as Eric Focused Wright) Student (as Eric Focused Wright)   See fewer
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Caroline Pluta
Violet Bell Violet Bell   See fewer
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Alexis Molnar
Lexi Jones Lexi Jones   See fewer
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Cheryl Bell
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Joshua Grosso
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Cassie Prusiensky
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Ratings Breakdown

6.9 / 10 | 538 votes