Ratatouille: The Tik Tok Musical

A Virtual Theater Experience

April 22, 2021 7:22 PM
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The new TikTok musical is based on the 2007 Disney movie (John Johnston/Wikimedia Commons)
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Note: This story was originally produced over a month ago. Information, dates, predictions, and other details may be outdated.

Ratatouille was originally released on June 29, 2007. The movie that brought joy to so many people around the world is now being turned into a live, on-stage performance for hundreds of people to see and enjoy. This originally started as an internet meme but soon became and actual advertisement on TikTok and began to spread like wildfire. The musical was being streamed on both TikTok but also on a website called Today Tix.

TikTok is a very popular social media platform with almost 700 million monthly users (Solen Feyissa/Wikimedia Commons)

The musical originally premiered on January 1, 2021, and according to Teen Vogue, the musical is said to have made its way to Virtual Broadway. As of now, there have not been any bad reviews or comments concerning the play, but news about it has appeared in many different places. This musical and advertisements for it have already been all over TikTok, and it also has reached other sites and social media such as YouTube. There is also a small story that talks about someone, an Elon University graduate from North Carolina, making their debut in the Ratatouille TikTok musical.  

JJ Neimann, the main actor, is genuinely proud, happy, and excited to be a part of this wonderful movie experience coming to the musical world. Neimann had talked to a few of his friends on TikTok to further learn about the musical and if there was any that he could possibly be involved with it, and soon enough he was able to join and become part of the play. Many familiar faces from Broadway were said to be in the play. Some of those actors were Wayne Brady as Django, Tony nominee Kevin Chamberlin as Gusteau, Tony winner André De Shields as Ego, Adam Lambert as Emile, Tony winner Priscilla Lopez as Mabel, Tony nominee Ashley Park as Colette, Owen Tabaka as Young Ego, and Tony nominee Mary Testa as Skinner. With such a large cast for this performance, and with trying to live up to marvelous spectacle that is the original Disney production, the actors and producers of this show have had to work hard to turn this animated movie to into a Broadway masterpiece.

As of now, although there are only a few reviews on the Ratatouille TikTok Musical that have been released to the general public, there are still many advertisements, videos, and pictures concerning the musical. The playbill for this musical is filled to the brim with information about the cast and the songs that will be performed on the day of the performance. The play consists of 11 songs throughout the entire play. Each song has musical accompaniment by a live orchestra which sounds incredibly delightful and fun for one and their friends and family. There have been many remakes of Disney movies turned into plays and musicals, and many of those have without a doubt been a success. If this play is even half as good as its movie counterpart, then it would be something worth seeing.

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