Despite the shutdown of Broadway due to the pandemic, a virtual viral video, “Ratatouille: The TikTok musical debuted on Friday. Wayne Brady, with a pink nose and makeup whiskers immersed himself into his rodent role and won many hearts on Twitter. They not only appreciated his costume and performance, but one viewer also said that he deserves a Tony award as best supporting actor.
The “Ratatouille” musical will be streaming till Monday 7 p.m. ET. Five-dollar tickets are in sale on the Today Tix website. The money collected by the show will be used to support The Actors Fund, set up to help workers in the entertainment industry.
A crowdsourced musical “Ratatousical” is a compilation of original songs as well as lyrics and ideas from fans, including Emily Jacobsen, famous for her Ode to Remy which she had performed on TikTok. Singers and out of work theatre artistes have adapted the 2007 Pixar film into a two-act show and Disney has raised no objections.
The show stars Titus Burgess as Remy the rat who dreams of becoming a Parisian chef. Adam Lambert essays the role of Remy’s brother, Emile and Ashley Park plays the role of Collete, the chef (human). Wayne Brady plays the role of Django, Emile’s father.
While Burgess wore a sweater and Lambert looked glamorous, it was Brady’s performance and costumes that received the most rave on Twitter. The CBS host of Let’s Make a Deal added extra touches and props to perfectly express the character of a garbage rat.
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