Kevin Ray Johnson to Direct Legally Blonde

Rise Above is thrilled to announce that Kevin Ray Johnson has been selected to direct our May production of “Legally Blonde!” Rise Above Artistic Director, Jacob Ruscoe, notes that “Kevin brings a fresh perspective and high levels of professional engagement to our company. I am excited to see the growth of our young performers under his direction.”

Kevin will be performing in the historical “Fire Shut Up In My Bones” opening at The Metropolitan Opera which opens September 27th.  It is written by Academy Award Nominated and Grammy Award Winning Musician Terence Blanchard! Kevin is also the Playwright of “The Unpredictable Times” that was seen at Rise Above Performing Arts last summer as well as “Una Noche En Tejas – When Beyonce met Selena” which can currently be seen The Equity Library Theatre Summer 2021 Virtual Play Festival which stars Rise Above’s own Briana Wilder as Bea.

In addition to Mr. Johnson’s direction, his wife Rachael Johnson will be the choreographer for the show with Emma Goldberg serving as the music director. Audition dates, which will be held in the Spring, will be released soon. More information about “Legally Blonde” and Rise Above’s entire season can be found at www.riseabovearts.com.

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