Dove Cameron’s Schmigadoon Song Season 2 Episode 1 – Cabaret Parody
Sally Bowles, is that you?
Schmigadoon!In the season two premiere, Melissa and Josh venture into the world of Schmicago, a mishmash of 1960s and 70s musicals. Dove Cameron, who played Betty, a character inspired by Season 1 Oklahoma!‘s Ado Annie — reintroduced as Jenny Banks, an amalgamation of cabaret‘s Sally Bowles and Chicagois Velma Kelly.
The new role immediately demands more from Cameron, who is tasked with the most elaborate song-and-dance number we see in Wednesday’s double-episode premiere: “Kaput,” a solo vocal performance that has its fair share of, well yes… let’s call, does it include chair ography.
“I was scared,” Cameron tells TVLine about her cabaret-inspired performance. “I was really Really scared… I’m not historically a dancer. I am a mover. I catch a nice line. If they need me to point out something really slowly and beautifully, that’s me So good at it. But I was nervous you know? Because I grew up with these women – obviously we have [the influence of] Lisa [Minnelli]the whole landscape of Chicago And [Bob] Fosse… I was just like, ‘You want me to do it The? You are joking. There is no possibility!’ But I think once we got there, I felt pretty comfortable.” She credits the “incredible” series choreographer Chris Gattelli with knowing “how to bring out people’s strengths and when to make an effort.”
And as difficult as it was, “it was really a dream to play a character who’s kind of…bodily and sexually empowered,” says Cameron. “I never really get to play characters like that. And to have my shine cabaret moment was really, really funny.”
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