TikTok has ordered a musical on TikTok

Last Sunday the Unofficial Bridgerton Musical became the first Grammy winner to come from TikTok, and the next award-winning musical from the short form community could be produced by TikTok itself.

Video app pressed Daniel Mertzlufft (pictured above), the creative force behind the resounding success of 2020 Ratatouille: the musicalto lead a show called For you Paige. The upcoming musical, which will perform and stream April 14, will be produced by TikTok, About TikTok, and live on TikTok.

The story of For you Paige (get the pun?) is “inspired by real TikTokers,” according to a press release announcing the musical. He will follow Landon (Roman banks) and Paige (played by Sri Ramesh) as they deal with the ramifications of viral fame. When a parody song they’re writing hits hard (we’re getting some nice meta here), their friendship is put to the test. The show’s song titles include “Playing in My Key”, “Out of My Mouth”, and “Beyond the Dome”. according to Variety.

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Mertzlufft himself is the subject of a viral success story. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he found a Ratatouille tribute song written by Emilie Jacobsen and arranged it as if it were the last number of a musical. Other theater people on TikTok chimed in to contribute sets, songs and choreography, and theory Ratatouille the musical quickly became a proper musical. In early 2021, a star-studded production of Ratatouille: the musical was posted online. He finally raised over $2 million for the Actors Fund.

Ratatouille: the musical was a team effort and For you Paige will be just as collaborative. Several TikTok creators will join the production alongside Mertzlufft. Songwriters will understand Julia River, Katherine Lynn-Rose, Christian RJ, Blake Rouse, Morgan Reilly, Alex Engelbergand Kate Leonard. Orchestrations will be performed by Macy Schmidtwhich was part of Forbes’ most recent list of 30 under 30s.

The plan is to stage For you Paige at a theater in New York on April 14. The performance will be broadcast on TikTok official account starting at 7 p.m. ET.

More information on For you Paige is available through a TikTok blog post.