Dove Cameron’s Schmigadoon Tune From Season 2, Episode 1 — Cabaret Parody
Sally Bowles, is that you just?
Schmigadoon!‘s Season 2 premiere sees Melissa and Josh enterprise into the world of Schmicago, a mishmash of Nineteen Sixties and ’70s musicals. Dove Cameron, who in Season 1 performed Betty, a personality impressed by Oklahoma!‘s Ado Annie — is reintroduced as Jenny Banks, an amalgamation of Cabaret‘s Sally Bowles and Chicago‘s Velma Kelly.
The brand new position instantly asks extra of Cameron, who’s tasked with probably the most elaborate song-and-dance quantity we see in Wednesday’s double-episode premiere: “Kaput,” a solo vocal effort that entails a fair proportion of, effectively… let’s name it chair-ography.
“I used to be terrified,” Cameron tells TVLine about her Cabaret-inspired efficiency. “I used to be actually, actually terrified… I’m traditionally not a dancer. I’m a mover. I can choose up, like, a pleasant line. In the event that they want me to level at one thing actually slowly and properly, I’m so good at that. However I used to be nervous, you recognize? As a result of I grew up these girls — clearly, we’ve got [the influence of] Liza [Minnelli], the entire surroundings of Chicago and [Bob] Fosse… I used to be simply, like, ‘You need me to do that? You should be joking. There’s no means!’ However I feel by the point we bought there, I felt fairly comfy.” She credit “unimaginable” sequence choreographer Chris Gattelli for realizing “the best way to carry out folks’s strengths, and when to push.”
And as troublesome because it was, “it was actually a dream to play a personality who will get to be form of… in her physique, and sexually empowered,” Cameron says. “I by no means actually get to play characters like that. And to have my glamour Cabaret second was actually, actually enjoyable.”
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