Mexican Pizza: The Musical will premiere on May 27 at 10am AEST.
2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Dolly Parton has teamed up with fast food chain, Taco Bell and Doja Cat for a virtual satire called Mexican Pizza: The Musical.
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Described as a “satirical musical about the ‘harrowing’ story of those who fought to bring back the Mexican Pizza,” Mexican Pizza: The Musical was written by Hannah Friedman and features original music by songwriting duo Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear.
“I’m making [Mexican Pizza The Musical] with [Taco Bell],” Parton wrote on social media alongside a photo of the script. “Here it is y’all. We’re making a musical about my favourite pizza, the Mexican Pizza. I can’t wait for you to see it!” she added to her Instagram story.
The script reads, “Based on the true story of the Internet losing its mind.” That story began in March, when Doja Cat posted a video to TikTok. She opens, “I made a song about Mexican Pizza because I love it so much. I wish Taco Bell didn’t discontinue it a year ago. This led me to this monstrosity of a beat that I just made. I wrote a verse – and I hope you like it.”
She goes on to rap, “I got beans, I need meat/ I need a shell with the sauce and cheese,” before adding the wonderful SpongeBob interpolation, “Mexican pizza is the pizza for you and me.”
The musical also stars successful TikTok creator, Victor Kunda, who went viral by posting his vision of what a Mexican Pizza musical rehearsal could look like in response to Cat’s theme song that raked in 8.5M likes and 36.8M views.
Taco Bell's Mexican pizza was a fan favourite until the restaurant discontinued it in 2020. However, a Change.org petition amassed almost 200,000 signatures before the fast-food chain announced the culinary concoction’s comeback last month. It’ll return to U.S. menus on May 19.
Taco Bell will premiere the musical on May 27 at 10am AEST on their official TikTok account.