TikTok created an entire musical based on Pixar’s Ratatouille — and that musical is now coming to Broadway.
Well, sort of.
On Dec. 9, Playbill announced a filmed concert production of Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical presented by Seaview productions would debut on Jan. 1. Cast, creative team, and other production details have yet to be announced, but the show will stream on TodayTix, with proceeds going to The Actors Fund. It’s not a full-fledged Broadway spectacle just yet, but it’s probably the closest thing we’re gonna get in early 2021.
Part meme, part crowd-sourced theater project, the Ratatouille musical blossomed on TikTok just a few months ago. The Pixar movie’s soundtrack was already used in some memes earlier this year, but it wasn’t till August 10 when TikTok user Em Jacs sang an ode to Remy from Ratatouille that the concept began to catch on. Em Jacs posted other videos in ode to fictional characters, but something about the Ratatouille one ignited a phenomenon. The track was then remixed and expanded — something TikTok users had done with other songs in the past — but soon, a whole musical started to emerge. Users would create different songs, using TikTok’s duet feature to sing with other people on the app, as well as contribute choreography, set design, and other elements.
Tickets are available for purchase on TodayTix, starting at $5. At the premiere, the event will be able to purchase and view for 72 hours.