Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical is actually happening

Theatre fans we have some news!

Earlier this year, a group of TikTokers whipped up a collective parody musical based on the hit 2007 Disney-Pixar animated film Ratatouille. It all started in August when a girl called Emily Jacobson shared a TikTok of herself singing an ode to main character Remy, a Parisian rat who loves to cook. 

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Praise him #remy #rat #ratatouille #wdw #disney #disneyworld #epcot #ratlove #ratlife #GhostMode #ItBeLikeThat #fyp

♬ Praise Remy the Ratatouille - Emily Jacobsen

Patton Oswalt, who voiced Remy in the original Ratatouille, and 200 million more people who liked and shared the videos were very impressed.

The Tony Award-winning theatre production company Seaview, which produced the Broadway shows Slave Play and Sea Wall/A Life, was so impressed by the TikTokers' efforts and the viral success of the videos that they took it a step further. On Wednesday, the group announced that it will present a one-time performance of Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical, with proceeds from ticket sales to benefit the Actors Fund. The virtual event will stream live on Friday, 1st January 2021 at 7:00 pm E.T.

"You did it, TikTok!" Jacobson said in a TikTok video posted on Wednesday. "You made this a thing! You are the cause of this great benefit for the Actors Fund to help so many people out of work. Thank you. Thank you so much".

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Ratatousical is coming - more details soon #fyp #ratatouille #ratatouillemusical #ratatouillethemusical #remy #musical #theater #ratatousical

♬ Ratatousical - Emily Jacobsen