Taco Bell is celebrating the return of its Mexican Pizza by hosting the cheesiest musical event of the season later this month.
“Mexican Pizza: The Musical” was scheduled to premiere exclusively on TikTok on May 26, just days after the fan-favorite item permanently returned to Taco Bell's menu, but the chain announced on Twitter that it would be postponing the show in light of recent events.
"At this time, we are postponing Mexican Pizza: The Musical," Taco Bell tweeted on Thursday. "We hope to reschedule to a later date, complete with the joy and celebratory spirit in which it was originally created."
Taco Bell was planning to feature appearances by country crooner Dolly Parton, rapper Doja Cat and TikToker Victor Kunda. The queen of country, a well-documented Mexican Pizza lover, confirmed the news on May 9, sharing a photo of the musical's script on her Instagram.
The musical, written by Hannah Friedman, features original music by Grammy award-winning songwriting duo Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear. In a press release, Taco Bell described the production as a "satirical musical about the 'harrowing' story of those who fought to bring back the Mexican Pizza."
Last month, Taco Bell fans rejoiced when Taco Bell announced that the cult-favorite item would be returning for good on May 19 after being removed from the menu in 2020. In case you've never tried it, the dish features two crispy tortillas with ground beef and refried beans inside, is topped with tomatoes and melted cheese and can easily be customized, making it a favorite amongst vegetarians.
Taco Bell asked for Doja Cat's help to announce the exciting news and will also highlight the rapper in its musical since she has been one of the leading voices asking the chain to bring the Mexican Pizza back to its menu.
Kunda, a popular TikToker, famously posted a video on March 9 of himself rehearsing for an imaginary "Mexican Pizza: The Musical by Doja Cat" and is sure to bring plenty of energy to the performance.
Perhaps shockingly, this isn't the first time that TikTok has come together to create a musical. Barlow and Bear, who penned music for the Taco Bell musical, channeled their love for the hit Netflix show "Bridgerton" into a viral TikTok musical. They later went on to win a Grammy for "The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical." In 2020, a TikTok musical inspired by the Disney film "Ratatouille" also turned into a real-life filmed concert.