Rise or Fall

An Immersive Rock Musical

Rise or Fall is a rock fable that explores our fame-obsessed world where winners exploit losers and call it entertainment. Jo and Bella—two rare beauties with voices to match—find themselves polarized in an online strategy designed to propel both of them into the spotlight. Rise or Fall is set against the gritty glamour of Los Angeles where an online scavenger hunt and vocal battle is brainstormed by a young, upstart mastermind group of rising stars in music, film, commercial dance and digital media. Everyone gets locked into an art pop cyber war fueled by sex, drugs and self-destruction as Jo and Bella claw their way towards the final round.

For the record, Rise or Fall is a concept exploration of an original pop/rock musical featuring the fearless, post-modern music of one of the greatest pop artists of today. This is a show where we are voyeurs—peeking inside the stories of each song and the characters that are revealed. High concept, artful performances alternate with moments of intimacy, truth and psychological conflict. Cutting-edge technology, star cameos and the relentless venom/praise from online paparazzi up the stakes throughout the show, forcing everyone involved to face their demons.

Seamless montage, production numbers, inner monologues, video mapping, immersive media, hot bodies, lights, lasers, glitter, costumes, choreography and sharp-as-a-knife dialogue all have their place at the table in this new musical format.

Whenever not moving their personal character story forward, the young sexy characters in Rise or Fall get the same privilege to watch the story unfold with their distinct point of view while providing necessary layers of vocal beauty, haunting commentary and stepping in as supporting characters for a truly immersive theatrical experience.