Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical

The TikTok trend that took Broadway by storm


Kate Jeffries

Ellie Jeffries watching “Ratatouille The Tik Tok Musical” to benefit the Actors Fund. Ratatouille the musical ran from January 1st to January 4th.

In the fall of 2020, Ratatouille The TikTok Musical took the TikTok and Broadway community by storm.

The idea for the Ratatouille musical started around the beginning of Fall 2020. Content creators on the popular social media app TikTok started pitching ideas for the then imaginary Ratatouille musical.

Videos surrounding the idea of the musical included songs, costume and set designs, and even choreography. However, none of the content creators knew at the time that their one minute sketches were catching the eye of Broadway. 

On November 21, 2020 Playbill released an inside look at what the Ratatouille playbill would look like if it was a real musical. From there the plans to create Ratatouille The TikTok Musical fell into place. Major news sources began spreading information about this new show and broadway.com shortly after confirming the creation of the musical. They even put sponsored ads on the top of New York taxi cabs. 

The musical ran from January 1st through January 4th where ticket buyers could watch the online 50 minute musical that included actors like Andrew Barth Feldman, Kevin Chamberlin, and even Adam Lambert. The major goal of the musical run was to raise money for the Actors Fund while doing something fun and creative during the pandemic, and the musical did just that. After the run, Playbill announced that Ratatouille the TikTok Musical had raised 1 million dollars for the Actors Fund. 

Personally I think this whole idea of creating mini at home musicals to benefit the Actors Fund is a fantastic idea but I hope to see a real Ratatouille The Musical after the pandemic.