Tribulation! Don’t underestimate the ‘Schmigadoon!’ ensemble at the SAG Awards

Tribulation! Don’t underestimate the ‘Schmigadoon!’ ensemble at the SAG Awards
Several TV series have featured special musical episodes during their runs, but “Schmigadoon!” from Apple TV+ is a rarity: an entire series dedicated to musical storytelling. Over the course of its six episodes, the show parodies golden age tuners like “The Music Man,” “Carousel,” and “Finian’s Rainbow” to great effect. The large cast, consisting of TV and stage favorites, gets a perfect showcase for their triple threat talents. “Schmigadoon!” currently sits in 18th place in Gold Derby’s combined odds for SAG Comedy Ensemble. However, considering the amount of boxes these actors tick off for awards voters, it is likely that we are underestimating this show’s chances for the SAG Comedy Ensemble category.

Schmigadoon!” is a perfect performance showcase. Each episode features several full production numbers, with pitch perfect vocals and impressive choreography. One moment, Cecily Strong is educating young lovers about reproduction in a hysterical riff on “Do-Re-Mi” from “The Sound of Music.
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