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.
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".