The creators of the music, design and choreography for Apple TV+’s musical series Schmigadoon! drew on classic stage and screen musicals.Co-creator Cinco Paul, production designer Bo Welch, composer Christopher Willis and choreographer Christopher Gatelli each shared their musical influences on a panel for the Apple TV+ series at Deadline’s Contenders Television: The Nominees awards-season event.Contenders TV: The Nominees — Deadline’s Complete CoveragePaul said he first conceived of Schmigadoon!
25 years ago, but it took the streaming content era to find it a home on Apple. He had the idea of a modern couple finding a town like Brigadoon that was always a musical, so he could satirize the musicals he loved.“It’s kind of like you feel about your parents,” Paul said. “You love them so much but occasionally they say things that make you cringe.
A lot of love towards these musicals but we also wanted to poke fun at things that are problematic or dumb about them or corny.”Paul wrote the music and lyrics for the songs in Schmigadoon!Read more on deadline.com