90210! THE MUSICAL!
The New Off-Broadway Musical Parody of
Beverly Hills, 90210
Welcomes Christine Elise (Emily Valentine)
For Two Very Special, Very Dramatic Performances on
September 30 & October 1
NEW YORK, NY, September 19, 2016 — Christine Elise, who starred as the troubled, amphetamine-addicted, borderline personality, stalker and attempted arsonist Emily Valentine on Beverly Hills, 90210, will be making special appearances at 90210! The Musical! on Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1, 2016.
Elise joined the cast of Beverly Hills, 90210 in the recurring role of Emily Valentine and would soon become an indelible part of the 90210 legacy when her character fell in love with Brandon, spiked his drink with notorious club drug U4EA, began stalking him by sending him cakes and making prank phone calls, and eventually tried to burn down the West Beverly homecoming float. Elise will host the performances, meet with fans, and sign autographs!
90210! THE MUSICAL! is the new Off-Broadway parody of the popular 90s teen soap Beverly Hills 90210 currently playing at Theatre 80.
Christine Elise McCarthy has been acting professionally for 28 years and is recognized primarily for her roles as U4EA-popping bad girl, Emily Valentine, on Beverly Hills, 90210, as Harper Tracy on ER, and as Kyle, the gal who killed Chucky in Child’s Play 2. She has also appeared in recurring roles on China Beach, In the Heat of the Night, and Tell Me You Love Me. Among her other film roles are Abel Ferrara’s Body Snatchers and two films starring Viggo Mortensen: Vanishing Point and Boiling Point. As a writer, she has written three episodes of Beverly Hills, 90210 as well as characters and storylines for the series, a pilot that was optioned by Aaron Spelling, and comical true-life essays that she performed at the Upright Citizens Brigade and Naked Angels theaters in LA. She maintains an irreverent food porn blog called www.DelightfulDeliciousDelovely.com. Her directorial debut, Bathing & the Single Girl, was accepted into over 100 film festivals, won 20 awards and inspired a novel of the same name.
Relive the Drama! Relive the Drinking and Drugging! Relive the Sideburns! From Bob and Tobly McSmith, the creators of Bayside! The Musical, Full House! The Musical!, Katdashians! The Musical! and Showgirls! The Musical!, 90210! THE MUSICAL! answers all of the most dramatic questions: Can Brandon and Brenda be 90210 cool? Who would win the 1993 Sideburn Contest: Dylan McKay or Brandon Walsh?! Who dies at the Peach Pit?! Will Steve Sanders be eaten by a Sharknado?! Who has resting Brenda face?! IS ANDREA ZUCKERMAN POOR AS HELL?! Can Emily Valentine kick her crippling UE4A addiction in time to burn down the school?! Will Tori Spelling graduate?!
90210! THE MUSICAL! features such songs as “New Kids in Town,” “We Are Drama Zombies!,” “Oh Yeah! Dylan McKay!,” “Ballad of the Kid Who Accidentally Shoots Himself” sung by The Kid Who Accidentally Shoots Himself, “Peach Pit (The Only Place That We Go),” “Crazy for Emily Valentine (Who Is Crazy)”, “U4EA IS A REAL DRUG, REALLY” and “Will Tori Spelling Graduate?”
The cast of 90210! THE MUSICAL! features Landon Zwick (Full House! The Musical, Bayside! The Musical!) as Brendon Walsh, Alan Trinca (Full House! The Musical!) as Dylan McKay, Seth Blum (Bayside! The Musical! Full House! The Musical!) as Steve Sanders and Others, Thaddeus Kolwicz (Bayside! The Musical!) as David Silver, Alexis Kelley (Katdashians! The Musical!) as Kelly Taylor and Caleb Dehne as Tori Spelling.
Bob and Tobly McSmith (Creators/Authors) are huggable weirdos who met at a Girl Scout convention. They are the writers/directors of Bayside! The Musical!, Full House! The Musical!, Katdashians! The Musical!, Showgirls! The Musical! and JonBenet! Murder Mystery Theater! Bob and Tobly have been nominated for a cornucopia of honors including “Most Likely to Improve Sexually” (Tobly, 5th Grade) and “Class Masturbator” (Bob, 1st-12th Grade). They are working on their next musicals: Anne Frank 2: Hungry for Vengeance (and Bread) and Philadelphia: On Ice.
90210! THE MUSICAL! features music by Assaf Gleizner. Born and raised in Tel Aviv, Gleizner graduated from SUNY Purchase with a degree in Jazz Performance. Since graduating Assaf has been consistently working as a music director, orchestrator, arranger and performer. Favorite Off-Broadway credits include The Astonishing Times of Timothy Cratchit, Full House! The Musical!, Flak House, The Travels and I Battled Lenny Ross.
The production is directed and choreographed by Donald Garverick. Recent credits include Bloch’s An Evening with Kathryn Morgan featuring Donald Garverick’s The Red Shoes (Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts,) Space Pirates of Planet Penzance (Oswego State Theatre) and Changing Minds (The Broadway Workshop.) Garverick choreographed the Off-Broadway production of Siren’s Heart (The Actor’s Temple.) He is also known as a musical theatre writer, best known for Show Choir! – The Musical (FringeNYC, NYMF, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, American Conservatory Theatre – San Francisco, Winnipeg Studio Theatre).
Tegan Miller (The Little Mermaid) is the musical director. Carmen Mendoza (Katdashians! The Musical!) is the costume designer.
Performances are held on Thursdays at 8pm and Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm. Tickets ($25.50 – $35.50) are available by visiting 90210TheMusical.com. Special Drama Zone seating is also available.
Warning: Contains dramatic situations, dramatic drama, unnecessary drama, strong and dramatic language, partial nudity from Dylan McKay, and drama that may not be appropriate for people under the age of 16 or over the age of 101.
Theatre 80 is located at 80 St. Mark’s Place in New York City.
For more information visit 90210TheMusical.com