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Musical theater fans... get ready to travel to Schmigadoon!


You know him from the hit Comedy Central series Key and Peele, but in Schmigadoon!, Keegan-Michael Key is switching things up.

Coming off of his recent role in the movie musical The Prom, Key is employing his musical talents once again for the new series.

Our Rachel Smith sat down with the star to find out more about the fictional town.

"It was really fun to play Josh, but it was really difficult to play Josh because I love musicals. So the thing is, I was always tapping my foot especially when the ensemble would be singing and dancing for us. I'm like 'Yeah! Yeah!' and the director is like... 'Cut! Keegan, with the smiles. You gotta cut the smiles, buddy," Key said.

Key is joined by Broadway legend Kristin Chenoweth who play the bad guy for a change.

"Oh it was the best... I said I don't wanna look like Kristin. I went with the Mildred Pierce do, I did the Joker lips because he's maniacal. It's a love letter to music theatre. It pokes fun at ourselves a little bit, but it's done so beautifully," Chenoweth said.

Chenoweth is no stranger to musical theatre. With an Emmy and a couple Tony nominations under her belt, she is more than well qualified to play the role of the sinister preacher's wife.

Key's co-star in The Prom, Ariana DeBose, also stars in Schmigadoon! as the town's school teacher, Emma Tate.

"It does feel like a vision board of musical dreams. This opportunity just showed up and I think the best things happen like that, right? They just find you sometimes," DeBose said.

Schmigadoon! is available now on Apple TV+.

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