Ratatouille: TikTok’s musical is the name of a pre-recorded musical that will be available for streaming for three days. Contains materials created and curated by members of the TikTok community.
Tituss Burgess, Andrew Barth Feldman, Ashley Park and more stars from the 2007 film about Remy, a Paris resident rat who appreciates good food and has a fairly sophisticated palate who wants to become a chef to create and enjoy various culinary artworks, but naturally the road is not easy due to his rodent quality in Europe.
This musical, conducted by Seaview Productions to raise funds for the Actors Fund, has already amassed a large sum of money in support of this foundation that supports artists behind the performing arts. As of Friday, they had already had more than a million dollars raised through ticket sales for the benefit of this initiative. Because of this success, Joseph P. Benincasa, president and CEO of the Actors Fund, said “I am very excited to start the New Year with this event that is clearly causing a lot of happiness. Our gratitude is to the producers, creators, actors and everyone in the TikTok community who soon came together so that something as wonderful as this could happen.”
Overall, Ratatouille: TikTok’s musical continues with the plot of the Disney film we all saw a few years ago and which is one of the best food movies ever created.
For this occasion, the cast includes some Broadway stars such as Tony Award winner De Shields, another Tony winner Priscilla Lopez and Academy Award nominees Park, Tabaka and Testa, as well as the Broadway orchestra. Due to the intimate relationship between Hollywood and Broadway, this news is great for fans of such productions. Especially for those who love musicals with important and recognized casts.
The performance of the musical occurred this weekend on the TikTok social network with a live stream that could only be seen if tickets had been purchased for the benefit of the aforementioned fund.
During the event, people published their funny reactions to streaming, where many were excited and moved to remember this film classic in such a different format than it was the first time it was exhibited. Above all, people will celebrate the famous cast that distinguished this presentation.
Because the entire event has been virtual, composer Daniel Mertzlufft even played a joke on a virtual premier night.
These kinds of initiatives are quite novel and are due to the context of lockdown and virtual life that we are experiencing. At least creative projects have emerged in these strange times.