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PREMIERE: Musicals Parody SCHMIGADOON With Keegan-Michael Key & Cecily Strong Streams on Apple TV+

Schmigadoon

Apple TV+’s musical parody series Schmigadoon starts streaming today with the first two episodes.

It’s about a backpacking couple (Saturday Night Live’s Cecily Strong and Keegan-Michael Key) who discover a magical town where everyone acts as if they’re in a musical from the 1940s.

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A couple goes on a backpacking trip designed to reinvigorate their relationship when they discover the magical town of Schmigadoon, in which everyone acts as if they’re in a studio musical from the 1940s. They then discover that they can’t leave until they find “true love.”

Keegan Michael-Key and Cecily Strong showed off their pipes in a few duets on Saturday Night Live when he hosted the show in mid-May.

From Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels, Schmigadoon filmed last Fall in Vancouver under the working title Puddin’.

Cast: Cecily Strong, Keegan-Michael Key, Dove Cameron, Aaron Tveit, Alan Cumming, Fred Armisen, Kristin Chenoweth, Jane Krakowski, Ariana DeBose, Jaime Camil and Ann Harada.

Episodes: 6.

Filming dates: October 13th to December 3rd, 2020.

Director Barry Sonnenfeld, Kristin Chenoweth, Fred Armisten, Alan Cumming on the Schmigadoon set at North Shore Studios:

 

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Related: Apple TV+’s Musical Comedy Series Starring Cecily Strong Adds Cast of Comedians & Broadway Stars.

Characters:

Cecity Strong  as Melissa, one half of the backpacking couple.

Keegan-Michael Key as Melissa’s practical, long-term partner Josh, who’s the last person who wants to be stuck in this magical town.

On set. Brad Creasser image.

Tony winner Alan Cumming is Mayor Menlove, the welcoming mayor of the town with a secret (and a song) in his heart.

Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth is Mildred Layton, Reverend Layton’s morally superior wife who is in everybody’s business.Tony winner 

Fred Armisen is Reverend Layton, the mild-mannered religious leader of the town.

Tony nominee Aaron Tveit is Danny Bailey, the town bad boy who is trouble with a capital T, especially once he sets his sights on Melissa.

Dove Cameron is Betsy, the farmer’s daughter who instantly falls for Josh.

Ann Harada is Florence Menlove, the oblivious and dutiful wife of Mayor Menlove.

Jaime Camil is Doc Lopez, the handsome town doctor with an icy heart.

Tony winner Jane Krakowski is The Countess, a stunning and sophisticated woman determined to marry Doc Lopez.

Tony nominee Ariana DeBose (Hamilton) is Emma Tate, a modern woman and the town’s teacher, she struggles to fit into the town’s strict mold.

Showrunner: Cinco Paul (who wrote all the music).

Writers: Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio.

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld.

Producers: Lorne Michaels.

Cast instagrams:

Cecily Strong thanking the Saturday Night crew for making her green screen as yelling Kimberly Guilfoyle possible  on the Saturday Night Live opener.

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Cecily Strong on voting from Canada.

 

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Aaron Tveit in Vancouver.

 

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Dove Cameron in the City.

 

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Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming in their filming quarantine pod.

 

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Kristin Chenoweth

 

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