TikTok’s fan-made crowdsourced Ratatouille musical is making the soar from social media to the stage. Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical goes to debut as an precise present for a one-night-only live performance on January 1st, which is able to profit The Actors Fund.
The streamed present will likely be produced by Seaview Productions (finest recognized for producing Slave Play, the most Tony Award-nominated show in Broadway historical past) and is being offered “in affiliation with TikTok.”
The so-called Ratatouille musical — based mostly on the 2007 Disney / Pixar movie — has been percolating over the previous a number of months on TikTok. What began as a one-off bit has slowly snowballed into an enormous enterprise, with bored Broadway followers, composers, set designers, costume makers, choreographers, and extra working collectively to construct bits and items of the (till now) fictional present.
There aren’t many particulars but on what the precise present will seem like, though the musical guarantees to “have fun the delectable crowd-sourced creation by giving it the total high-kicking, lip-smacking Broadway therapy.” Simply what which means when it comes to the scope of the present is, as of but, unclear. The solid and inventive workforce have equally not but been introduced, though a few of “Broadway’s largest and brightest abilities” are apparently concerned.
Most of the viral TikTok stars which have helped contribute to the crowdsourced present up to now few months are concerned within the manufacturing, too. Blake Rouse (the composer behind two of the extra in style songs on TikTok, “The Rat’s Way of Life” and “Ratatouille Tango”) tells The Verge that his songs will likely be featured within the present. Jess Siswick — one other TikTok creator — is having her mocked-up Playbill program for the present seem because the actual promotional artwork.
Two of the Ratatouille musical’s unique creators additionally look like concerned, or no less than approve of the undertaking: each Emily Jacobsen (@e_jaccs), who wrote the unique “Remy the Ratatouille” track for TikTok, and composer Daniel Mertzlufft, whose viral theatrical arrangement of that song helped kickstart the Ratatouille frenzy, have each tweeted in regards to the undertaking.
Most significantly, although, the undertaking seems to have Disney’s blessing: “Though we shouldn’t have growth plans for the title, we love when our followers interact with Disney tales. We applaud and thank the entire on-line theatre makers for serving to to learn The Actors Fund on this unprecedented time of want,” notes a Disney assertion supplied to The Verge.
The present will stream by TodayTix on January 1st at 7PM ET, with tickets starting from $5 to $50 (relying on the specified donation); following the premiere, the present will likely be accessible to observe on demand for 72 hours.