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Kevin Chamberlain to Star in Disney Channel's TEEN BEACH MUSICAL

Tony Award-nominated actor Kevin Chamberlin ("Jessie," Broadway's "The Addams Family") will be starring in the role of 'Dr. Fusion' in Disney Channel's TEEN BEACH MUSICAL, a modern "no more complications, just good vibrations," break into song and dance comedy in which surfer girl McKenzie and her boyfriend Brady literally go into a classic surf movie musical. 

Production has begun in Puerto Rico for a premiere in 2013 as part of the blockbuster Disney Channel Original Movie franchise. 2011 was the fifth consecutive year a Disney Channel Original Movie was the year's #1 cable TV movie in Total Viewers (the average delivery for the five movies is 12.5 million viewers) and the 10th consecutive year Disney Channel has delivered the #1 original movie telecast among Tweens 9-14.

Also starring in the film are Ross Lynch ("Austin & Ally") as Brady, Maia Mitchell (Australia's "Trapped," "Castaway") as McKenzie, Garrett Clayton ("Shake it Up") as Tanner, Grace Phipps (ABC Family's "The Nine Lives of Chloe King") as Lela, John DeLuca ("Wizards of Waverly Place," "Ugly Betty") as Butchy, Chrissie Fit ("General Hospital") as Chee Chee, and Steve Valentine ("Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie," Disney XD's "I'm In The Band") as Les Camembert.

The "Teen Beach Musical" soundtrack, influenced by surf rock, Motown R&B, rockabilly and comedic pop, features 10 original songs by acclaimed songwriters and producers Antonina Armato & Tim James, Jeannie Lurie, Aris Archontis, Chen Neeman, David Lawrence & Faye Greenberg, Ali Dee, Mitch Allan and Jason Evigan.

The movie begins on the last day of summer, and McKenzie's surf and sand life is about to be upturned when she departs for boarding school to fulfill her family's dream to graduate from the elite institution. But when she and Brady find themselves literally transported into his favorite classic beach musical, set in the 1960s, about a rivalry between the surfers and bikers and a star-crossed teenage boy who likes a girl, he is ecstatic for endless summer while she is eager to get back home to keep her promise to her family about her schooling. While they hatch a plan to get back to present day, the duo try to blend in and understand 1960s teenagers, but it's not so easy when everyone around them spontaneously breaks into song and dance. And when they accidentally interfere with the plot of the movie and the lead characters, surf guy Tanner and biker girl Lela, fall for them, instead of each other, Brady and McKenzie fear their fate may be changed forever.

Kevin Chamberlain has appeared on Broadway in Chicago as Roxie's all-but-invisible husband, Amos Hart and the Roundabout Theatre Company's production of The Ritz. He has received Tony nominations for his performances in Seussical and Dirty Blonde. His other Broadway credits include My Favorite Year, Triumph of Love and The Addams Family.

His big-screen credits include Road To Perdition, Die Hard with a Vengeance, In & Out, Trick and the upcoming Ang Lee film Taking Woodstock.

 


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