The reviews are in for Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical, which debuted January 1 and raised over $1 million for The Actors Fund in its first 24 hours of streaming. The virtual event stars Andrew Barth Feldman as Linguini with Emmy nominee and Broadway alum Tituss Burgess as the culinarily adept rodent Remy.
Rounding out the cast are 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.
In the collaborative spirit of the show’s origins, the production features music from several creators who participated in the TikTok trend. Six co-creator Lucy Moss directs the presentation, which hails from Seaview Productions, with Michael Breslin and Patrick Foley adapting the project for the virtual stage. Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical is available on TodayTix until January 4 at 5 PM ET.
Read the reviews below.
The Daily Tar Heel (Suzannah Claire Perry and Elizabeth Egan)
The Los Angeles Times (Ashley Lee)
New York Stage Review (Bob Verini)
New York Theatre (Jonathan Mandell)
The New York Times (Jesse Green)
The Telegraph (Dominic Maxwell)
The Washington Post (Peter Marks)
Playbill will continue to update this page as reviews come in.
The ensemble features Cori Jaskier, Talia Suskauer, Nikisha Williams, JJ Niemann, John Michael Lyles, Raymond J. Lee, and Joy Woods.
Among those contributing to the score are Chamberlin, Danny Bernstein, Gabbi Bolt, RJ Christian, Nathan Fosbinder, Emily Jacobsen, Sophia James, Katie Johantgen, Daniel Mertzlufft, Alec Powell, and Blake Rouse, with additional lyrics by Kate Leonard. Broadway Sinfonietta, a 20-piece collective of female and majority women-of-color musicians, is the production's orchestra.
Slave Play Tony nominee Jeremy O. Harris serves as executive producer alongside Breslin and Foley. The creative team also includes choreographer Ellenore Scott, Mertzlufft as music supervisor, orchestrator Macy Schmidt, video designer David Bengali, set designer Chris Routh, music director Emily Marshall, associate choreographer Jeffrey Gugliott, costume consultant Tilly Grimes, music copyists Jessie Rosso and Geoffrey Ko, audio producer Michael J. Moritz Jr., audio mixer Angie Teo, stage manager Cody Renard Richard, and dialect coach Amy Jo Jackson. Casting is by Taylor Williams.
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