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When Melissa and Josh find themselves lost on a hike they accidentally end up in Schmigadoon!, a magical world that exists in a traditional musical. A truly unique concept for a comedy that boasts an all-star cast and is great fun to watch.

Schmigadoon! on Apple TV+ is a delightful and whimsical journey that turns the concept of a TV series on its head.

Imagine stumbling into a vibrant world where life is a musical, and you're the star! This is exactly what happens to Melissa and Josh, a couple whose relationship is put to the test in the most unexpected way.

As they find themselves trapped in the magical town of Schmigadoon, reminiscent of 1940s musicals, they encounter a cast of quirky characters and catchy tunes that could give Broadway a run for its money.

With its blend of humour, heart, and a whole lot of singing, it is a refreshing escape for anyone who loves a good melody or just needs a break from the everyday drama.

What Is Schmigadoon About?

Melissa and Josh are two doctors from New York who have been dating for around four years. When the relationship stalls, Melissa decides they should go on a backpacking trip to rekindle the romance.

But when the weather turns bad, and they get lost, they end up in Schmigadoon!

Schmigadoon, for those of you unfamiliar with the show, is a magical world that exists in a musical. Yep, you read that right. These two not-so-lovebirds find themselves slap-bang in the middle of an old-fashioned musical.

Based on the likes of Brigadoon, The Music Man and Oklahoma, the singing and dancing townspeople of Schmigadoon are ready to down tools and sing and dance at the drop of a hat, much to the horror of Melissa and Josh.

With only one way in and out of the town, via a bridge, they also discover that they cannot leave until they have found true love.

That's not so difficult, they can just leave together. Can't they?!? Nope.

In the world of Schmigadoon!, Melissa (Cecily Strong) and Josh (Keegan-Michael Key) are not soulmates and soon find themselves broken up and trying to make the best of a very unusual situation.

With their modern-day approach to life, a complete juxtaposition to life in Schmigadoon!, leaving is not their only problem.

Schmigadoon Official Trailer

Is Schmigadoon Worth Watching?

Schmigadoon!, on Apple TV+, is a brilliantly conceived 6-part comedy from Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio and Lorne Michaels.

It boasts an incredible cast that features the absolute best from stage and screen, including Kristin Chenoweth (Wicked), Alan Cumming (The Good Wife), Ariana DeBose (Hamilton), Fred Armisen (SNL and The Bubble ) and Marton Short.

It's sharp and witty, and both Keegan-Michael Key and Cecily Strong shine as two very confused and funny characters who find themselves adrift in an unfamiliar world.

One thing I will say, though, is that you have to at least like musicals to fully appreciate the show.

Most of the songs are very tongue-in-cheek parodies and manage to both pay homage and be quite satirical simultaneously.

So if you want to watch a very unique musical comedy series and you don't mind the cast bursting into song every now and then, check out Schmigadoon!

How Many Seasons Of Schmigadoon?

Currently, there are two seasons of Schmigadoon airing on Apple TV+.

The first blended plots and song styles of various Golden Age musicals of the 1940s and '50s.

The second season moved the action to the gritty streets of Schmicago and incorporated the edgier themes of 1960s and '70s musicals.

It references darker musicals such as Chicago and Sweeney Todd.

Cast Of Schmigadoon On Apple TV+

Keegan-Michael Key as Josh Skinner, who ends up in a magical town filled with dancing and dancing townspeople

Cecily Strong as Melissa Gimble who is married to Josh but when they can't have a baby, is lift adrift and ends up in Schmigadoon.

Fred Armisen as Rev. Howard Layton

Dove Cameron as Betsy McDonough

Jaime Camil as Doc Jorge Lopez

Kristin Chenoweth as Mildred Layton

Alan Cumming as Mayor Aloysius Menlove

Ariana DeBose as Emma Tate

Ann Harada as Florence Menlove

Jane Krakowski as Countess Von Blerkom

Martin Short as Oscar the Leprechaun

Aaron Tveit as Danny Bailey

Titus Burgess as The Narrator (Season 2)

Patrick Page as Octavius Kratt (Season 2)


  • Totally Unique Concept
  • Brilliantly Funny
  • Very Clever Song Lyrics


  • Not Great If You Don't Like Musicals
  • Some Songs Are better Than Others


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