Bayside! The Musical!, Parody of TV's "Saved By the Bell," Will Play Off-Broadway's Theatre 80

Bayside! The Musical!, which is billed as "the unauthorized musical parody of TV’s 'Saved By The Bell,'" will begin performances at Off-Broadway's Theatre 80 Sept. 12.

The new musical features book, music, lyrics and direction by Bob and Tobly McSmith. Jason Wise is the choreographer and associate director.

April Kidwell will star as Jessie Spano. Additional casting will be announced soon.

"From the twisted minds that brought you Showgirls! The Musical," press notes state, "Bayside! The Musical! tackles all the tough questions: Will Zack and Kelly break up? Will Slater quit wrestling forever? Who will develop an incurable caffeine addiction? Can the gang save The Max? Will Screech die? Bayside! The Musical! has it all: large cell phones, wrestling, feminism, ducks covered in oil, teenage pregnancy, and proms."

Bayside! The Musical! is produced by John Capo and MediumFace Productions.

Show times will be Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM.

Tickets for all seats at all performances are $25. To purchase tickets, log onto or visit the Theatre 80 box office, which is located at 80 St. Mark’s Place.