In August of 2020 a tiny TikTok track devoted to Remy the Rat (the animated star of the 2007 Pixar movie “Ratatoullie”) sparked a musical metamorphosis. Inside days theater child TikTok was all asking the identical query, “What if there was a ‘Ratatoullie’ musical?”
The social media app turned awash with 60 second choices from designers, singers and choreographers all including contributions to the opus. Solo performances would develop into choral anthems as consumer after consumer added their spin to every singers’ efficiency. A musical was taking form with costumes, dance routines and even tiny dioramas of projected set renderings. The yr’s crushing isolation and lack of dwell performances created the proper spark to ignite an natural, fully crowd-sourced musical.
Because the submissions for “Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical” grew, so did its notoriety. Quickly Andrew Barth Feldman (who performed the titular function in “Expensive Evan Hanson” on Broadway) was posting his personal ballads as Linguini (the awkward chef who makes use of the assistance of a Remy to prepare dinner).
When it was time for the musical to return collectively director Lucy Moss signed on to form this phenomenon right into a cohesive present. “Regardless of being on a format on the slicing fringe of tech and probably the most Gen-Z factor on this planet, folks had been aspiring to be like a basic musical,” Moss instructed The New York Occasions. “The problem of doing that within the least theatrical area ever — on-line — was attempting to stay true to that aspiration. The goal is a Zoom studying or a web-based live performance that drank 20 Purple Bulls and spit on the display.”
With Feldman on as Linguini, extra Broadway/Hollywood names additionally began to point out curiosity. Tony-award profitable actor André De Shields performs the scary critic Anton Ego, Wayne Brady performs Remy’s father Django, Adam Lambert performs Remy’s brother Emile and the enduring Tituss Burgess is Remy the star of the present.
And now the masterpiece is completed, with all proceeds going to the Actors Fund charity, audiences can donate to observe the whole present at this At present Tix hyperlink. However be warned the efficiency will solely be out there for 72 hours.