This previous week, a TikTok musical received a Grammy. Now, driving on the wave of this success, the social platform has commissioned its first musical.
TikTok’s first formally commissioned musical, entitled For You, Paige, is being led creatively by Daniel Mertzlufft, who was additionally behind the phenomenon that was Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical. Mertzlufft is a composer and self-proclaimed “musical theatre fanatic,” who has been sharing behind-the-scenes bits from his upcoming musical on TikTok, together with a solid reveal and recording periods.
For You, Paige is a musical “written by TikTok, for TikTok,” as the corporate’s announcement deems, so it is solely pure that its story finds roots in TikTok itself. Within the musical, Landon, a teenage “music nerd” (performed by Roman Banks) joins forces together with his greatest buddy Paige (performed by Sri Ramesh), on a TikTok music that goes viral. What ensues is a TikTok group manufacturing, teeming with references to TikTok developments, subcultures, and different viral moments (assume: a nod to #BookTok).
The manufacturing will star different TikTok stars, together with James Henry, Krystina Alabado, and JJ Niemann. All songs are written by Mertzlufft, Julia Riew, Katherine Lynn-Rose, RJ Christian, Blake Rouse, Morgan Reilly, Alex Engleberg, Kate Leonard and Gosz & Fotos.
For You, Paige will likely be carried out reside at a theatre in New York, however will likely be obtainable to observe globally on @TikTok on April 14 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.