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The delightful Ratatouille TikTok musical has already sold more than $1 million in tickets

This is an excellent way to start 2021

 

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Titus Burgess as Remy in Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical

 

The TikTok Ratatouille musical— aka the Ratatousical— debuted online on New Year’s Day and has already sold more than $1 million in tickets, in quite the feel-good start to 2021. A portion of the ticket sales will benefit The Actors Fund, which supports performers and workers in the entertainment industry.

You did it! You raised over $1 million to benefit @TheActorsFund! But we aren’t done yet. Tickets are still on sale all weekend long on @TodayTix.https://t.co/3YxozrE7Hd pic.twitter.com/QqUu6uzM0D

— Ratatouille Musical (@ratatousical) January 2, 2021

The musical came together on TikTok over several months, with creators including composers, fans, set designers, costumers, and choreographers devising musical numbers, songs, and even a fake Playbill for the fictional “show” based on the 2007 Disney/Pixar animated film.

 

Then suddenly it was actually happening: Seaview Productions announced it was producing the show in association with TikTok, and even Disney/Pixar gave its blessing. The show got some big name Broadway stars to perform the crowdsourced songs, including Wayne Brady going all in with rat makeup as Django, Andrew Barth Feldman as Linguini, Ashley Park as Colette, Kevin Chamberlin as Auguste Gusteau, Andre de Shields as Anton Ego, Adam Lambert as Emile, and Tituss Burgess playing Remy, the rat who loves to cook. The 20-piece Broadway Sinfonietta orchestra was on board as well.

 

The Rat’s Way of Life” and “Ratatouille Tango” created by TikToker Blake Rouse are featured in the musical, along with “Anyone Can Cook” and the song that started it all, “Remy the Ratatouille.” It did not have all the glitz and glamour of a high-end Broadway production, but the caliber of the performances given from their homes by the actors, musicians, and dancers (yes, even a kick line!) are top-notch.

 

Feldman summed it up after the debut: “fantastic.”

Holy. Shit. That was fantastic.

— Andrew Barth Feldman (@andrewbfeldman) January 2, 2021

Near the end of the show, we also get to see many of the TikTok creators who helped bring it all together. I’m not a theater critic by any stretch of the imagination but I love musicals, and I found the Ratatousical to be a creative triumph, sorely needed at a time when Broadway and the rest of the world have been disrupted by the pandemic. And I agree with the critic from The Los Angeles Times who says the show may signal a new way forward for musical theater, one without gatekeepers preventing new talent from having their chance to shine.

 

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Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical

 

I won’t spoil the plot, but it sticks pretty closely to the original movie’s storyline. You can still get tickets for the one-time only streaming performance, which will be available until 7PM ET on January 4th. I highly recommend you check it out.

 

 

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‘Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical’: What is the cost? How to stream, buy, gift tickets and all about one-night-only event

Want to watch ‘Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical’? Get say to say bon appetit with a big Broadway feast as the New Year kicks in

 

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‘Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical’ (Playbill/Walt Disney Pictures)

 

Can anyone forget the adorable rat who cooks? Disney's ‘Ratatouille’ has snuck a sweet spot in our hearts and it seems to have gotten a new musical twist now. In Fall 2020, Broadway fans came together on TikTok in a stellar collaboration featuring veteran performers like Wayne Brady and Tituss Burgess, in just under a month.

 

Get say to say bon appetit with a big Broadway feast as the New Year kicks in. ‘Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical’ celebrates the delectable crowd-sourced creation by giving it the full high-kicking, lip-smacking Broadway treatment. It’s your musical, cooked to perfection. Join Broadway’s biggest and brightest talents along with some of the most celebrated TikTok creators for a singular special event benefiting The Actors Fund. Here is everything you need to know with all the details from their official website.

 

First show of 2021. Hopefully many more to come. #ratatouillethemusical pic.twitter.com/v31dr7eFmD

— Michael Paulson (@MichaelPaulson) January 2, 2021

How was the idea born? 

Time article spills the beans and recounts how the idea first blossomed when Emily Jacobsen, a 26-year-old schoolteacher from Hartsdale, NY, posted a squeaky-voiced a capella ode to Pixar character Remy the Rat to TikTok in October. The report reads: "The ballad, which Jacobsen composed while cleaning her apartment, went viral. Other users employed the platform’s “duet” feature to add new background music or melodies, choreograph dances and build panoramas of a moving stage."

 

Adapted by Michael Breslin and Patrick Foley, the musical was choreographed by Ellenore Scott, directed by Lucy Moss, and features music from Danny Bernstein, Gabbi Bolt, Chamberlin, RJ Christian, Nathan Fosbinder, Emily Jacobsen, Sophia James, Katie Johantgen, Daniel Mertzlufft, Alec Powell, and Blake Rouse.

 

how did they find the same person from the movie????? I LOVE IT #ratatouillethemusical pic.twitter.com/Hin2J2C5Cn

— ems (@misssemily) January 2, 2021

When does it premiere?

The movie premieres on January 1 at 7 pm ET and after the premiere, the event will be available to purchase and view on demand for 72 hours. Wondering where to watch? Access it on the TodayTix website or its mobile apps.

Where can you stream it? 

Missed the premiere? You can stream ‘Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical’ in the upcoming days too. The event can be streamed beginning Friday, January 1 at 7 pm ET until Monday, January 4 at 7 pm. Tickets can be purchased until 5 pm on Monday, January 4. 

 

This is a remarkable testament to the creative collaborative power of the internet and TikTok. A high schooler wrote this song and now Adam Lambert from Queen is singing it in concert produced by Broadway producers with Disney’s permission. #ratatouillethemusical pic.twitter.com/NXY3rzqzO3

— Brandon Powers (@bpowtweets) January 2, 2021

What is the cost of tickets?

The website reads: "All ticket prices for Ratatouille will provide the same access to the final production. Please consider a higher ticket price for an incremental contribution to The Actor's Fund."

 

The tickets are priced, starting at $5. There are different price buckets — ranging from $15, $20, $25, $35, $50 and $100 — and you can gift them to your friends too. 

How to gift a ticket? 

Through TodayTix, you can purchase a gift card to be redeemed for a ticket to the show. It’s the perfect holiday gift for friends, family, or that special chef in your life.

 

Additionally, a partnership with Broadway For All — an organization dedicated to providing young people from disparate cultural and socio-economic backgrounds with the knowledge, means, and platform to be the creative voices of the next generation — gives access to “behind the scenes” content too.

 

This is what 2021 dreams are made of. #ratatouillethemusical pic.twitter.com/tYPuJ317hK

— Christine Chaney (@chrissysprinkle) January 2, 2021

Who will benefit from the event?

The proceeds of this event will benefit The Actors Fund, giving creators the opportunity to support other creators in this unprecedented and devastating time. Since the pandemic, The Actors Fund has given over $17 million in emergency relief to arts workers across the country.

Were TikTok creators paid?

Explaining its stance, the website reads: "Yes! We have partnered with many of the original creators to create Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical, and these creators are being credited and compensated. We're excited to work with this talented, diverse team to make the best show possible. They're the Remys, making it all happen. We're just a bunch of Linguinis."

 

Get all the latest updates of the TikTok musical sensation on TikTokInstagram, and Twitter.

 

 

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Watch the 'Ratatouille' TikTok musical encore at 8PM Eastern

The first performance was a success.

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The Ratatouille TikTok musical was enough of a hit that it’s coming back. The Verge notes that TikTok is hosting a second showing of the actor- and fan-driven performance tonight (January 10th) at 8PM Eastern. You won’t have to buy tickets, but you’ll be encouraged to donate to The Actors Fund through an in-app sticker during this latest showing.

 

The musical includes stars like Tituss Burgess (as Remy), Priscilla Lopez and Wayne Brady. While artists and producers led the official production, they worked with the TikTok users whose videos sparked the project.

 

The follow-up isn’t surprising. The initial performance on January 1st raised $1 million for The Actors Fund — no mean feat for a musical that came together unexpectedly and relies on a socially distant team. An encore isn’t guaranteed to draw the same reception, but it indicates that there’s a significant audience. Don’t be surprised if you see more projects like this in the future, even once it’s safe for stage performances to resume.

 

 

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