Tony Award-winning actress Priscilla Lopez (A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine) was one of a handful of Broadway stars and musicians who recently performed in Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical, a new spin on the Oscar-winning 2007 Pixar film about a rat and aspiring chef living in Paris.
The idea for the musical was first introduced as a joke on TikTok, but quickly grew into something much bigger. Before long, Broadway stars and musicians were on board for the project, including Lopez, actor and singer Tituss Burgess (Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), actor and singer Wayne Brady (TV’s The Masked Singer) and singer Adam Lambert.
When it premiered on New Year’s Day, the show raised $1 million for The Actors Fund, which supports struggling performers and behind-the-scenes workers in arts, theater, and entertainment. Today is the last chance to see the musical online.
In Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical, Lopez, 72, who was born in New York to Puerto Rican parents, plays Mabel, the little old lady from the Pixar film. Mabel reaches for her rifle when rodent brothers Remy and Emile break into her house to steal some spices. While she doesn’t have any dialogue in the movie, Lopez’s version of the character transforms her into a kind of Cruella de Vil-type villain.
“Is that a rat?” Lopez’s Mabel sings when she wakes up from a nap. “Kiss your friends goodbye. The short one and the fat one, I’ll cut off their tails today. And you won’t forget what I did to them, and I’ll do to you!”
Unlike the movie, Mabel doesn’t pull any triggers to teach the rats a lesson, but we’re sure she has a few mousetraps ready to go at a moment’s notice.
Tickets for Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical are only available until 5 p.m. ET on Jan. 4. Access to the video will end at 7 p.m. ET.