Musical Suggestions

BaysideMusicalWhile walking through the East Village two weeks ago, this QConf reporter saw an awning for “Bayside! The Musical!”

Unfortunately, this stage show is not a sendup of life in Northeastern Queens. Instead, it is a parody of the 90s sitcom “Saved By The Bell.”

Still, it got us thinking of what neighborhoods would make for great musicals.

Think about it. You can have an Astoria musical that pits hipsters against the Greek population, ala “West Side Story.” And instead of a musical like “Mamma Mia,” which is based on the songs of ABBA, we can have a musical based on the Ramones called “Rockaway Beach!” A rap musical based on Southeast Queens would be another first.

As for some of our elected officials, we think something like “American Idiot” might fit quite well!