Anyone can cook: “Ratatouille” to become an online musical


Courtesy of Playbill/Jess Siswick

BROADWAY-ISH BOUND: After exploding on the TikTok platform this summer, the Disney movie “Ratatouille” will be made into a musical performance, available online on New Year’s Day.

From Disney to Broadway, the classic Pixar movie Ratatouille takes a new approach as the TikTok community rewrites the film into a musical production. 

The 2007 film Ratatouille follows young chef Alfredo Linguini who befriends an intelligent rat named Remy. The rodent has a desire and dream to be able to cook like his late idol, Auguste Gusteau. The two chefs must work together in order to impress food critic Anton Ego, whose critic was rumored to be the cause of Gusteau’s death.

The beginning of the Ratatouille musical started on August 8 when a TikTok creator named Em Jacc’s posted “Ode to Remy,”  a short video featuring the first song of the play. Later in October, the ballad was given an update by Daniel Mertzlufft and renamed the song to “Remy: The Ratatouille.” After Mertzlufft’s video went viral, a trend sparked which quickly took over TikTok. Other creators have since added their own original ideas to the TikTok platform.

TikTok users

 The viral trend caught the attention of a few famous actors. Andrew Barth Feldmen from Broadway’s “Dear Evan Hansen” was cast by the community as Linguini and Kevin Chamberlin was cast as the show’s Gusteau.

Although the project started off as a joke, the Ratatouille team is one step closer to making their dreams reality. On January 1st, 2021 at 7pm, a recorded concert of the Ratatouille musical will be streamed on TodayTix. The money made will go to benefit The Actors Fund.

We don’t officially know what works will be in the final production. The performance could include numbers such as “Trash is our Treasure” by Gabbi Bolt and “Tango for Colette and Linguini” by Blake Rouse.

For more information, check out the Playbill website’s Official “Fake” Ratatouille Playbill.