They should change the name of the show to AWKWARD! With Kelly and Michael!
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Brought to you by the same creative team as Showgirls the musical is… Bayside. Yup, a Saved By The Bell Musical, currently playing off-Broadway.
If you're a child of the '90s and love the show, you will have a GREAT time!
While we think as a whole that Showgirls was way funnier and had better music, Bayside has a more well-rounded cast. And, two true stars!
Everyone did a great job, with the exception of the dude who played Mr. Belding. Bless his heart, but NO.
However, April Kidwell, who played Nomi Malone as well in Showgirls, is nothing short of brilliant and electric as Jessie Spano. You can just see so much talent oozing out of her! She's funny, gorgeous, can sing, can dance and has great boobs! If anyone at Saturday Night Live is reading, SIGN THIS GIRL UP!!!!!!!!
And, Bayside's other standout is Sam Harvey as everybody's crush, Zack Morris. Harvey is a total dreamboat! He has a mega-watt smile and insanely charismatic stage persona! You can't fake that and he MORE than fill's Mark Paul-Gosselar's shoes - and shorts! We definitely see a future as a Broadway leading man for Sam!
Bayside is super camp and super fun! And we are now super fans of the show's creators, Bob & Tobly McSmith. Can't wait to see what they do next!
P.S. Bayside is totally Nomi Malone's origin story! Ha