Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical is bringing some serious Broadway talent to its debut.
What began as a joking tribute to one of Disney’s most beloved films has grown into something more. The one-off performance will be streamed online and will benefit the Actors Fund. As the title suggests, the concept is based on the 2007 Disney-Pixar film, Ratatouille. The musical was performed on TikTok, with various creators writing songs based on the film.
The result is a live Broadway show built for the age of streaming – enter Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical.
The musical will air on Friday at 7 pm ET for 72 hours on the TodayTix.com platform. Tickets for the event range from $ 5 to $ 50 and will benefit workers in the entertainment industry during the pandemic. Fans of the little rat who loves to cook decided to write their own songs about him.
Emily Jacobsen started the trend on TikTok with her original composition, “Remy the Ratatouille.” Blake Rouse also contributed two songs, including “The Rat’s Way of Life” and “Ratatouille Tango.” Rouse told Rolling Stone that it all started as a joke between friends before turning into something else.
“It started as a joke,” Rouse relayed. “And then people started saying, ‘Hey, look at this. This could be the song, these could be the dance numbers, these could be the costumes. ‘ People became interested in this musical theater baby from TikTok that everyone collectively cares for.
Theater production company Seaview is helping sponsor the event. The new music will be performed with the 20-piece Broadway Sinfonietta Orchestra, with Jeremy O. Harris, Michael Breslin and Patrick Foley serving as executive producers. Here’s a look at the full roster of the star-studded cast for this event.
Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical – Reparto completoWayne Brady – DjangoTituss Burgess – RemyKevin Chamberlin – GusteauAndré De Shields – EgoAndrew Barth Feldman – LinguiniAdam Lambert – EmilePriscilla Lopez – MabelAshley Park – ColetteOwen Tabaka – SkinnergoMary Testa
Cori JaskierTalia SuskauerNikisha WilliamsJJ NiemannJohn Michael LylesRaymond J. LeeJoy Woods
Disney is not directly involved with the development of the musical in any way. However, the company has apparently granted its blessing for the stream. Actor Patton Oswalt, the original voice of Remy, also encouraged fans to watch him when it airs. It’s just one of the emerging examples of how TikTok is influencing Broadway and music culture in whole new ways.