Working in the Theatre: Ratatouille the Musical on TikTok

It’s the viral phenomenon that ignited the TikTok theatre scene when most theatre went dark. Ratatouille the Musical, a show completely sourced online by songwriters and creators around the world, explores an alternative way to develop a musical.

From late-night rat emoji texts to the final presentation on January 1, 2021, the creative minds behind the concert presentation share how this internet sensation became a full-fledged musical in less than a month. With passion and flexibility, these creators not only discovered a new musical development process but also a pipeline of creatives and audiences ready and willing to share their love of theatre with the world.

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