Dolly Parton to star in a TikTok musical about Taco Bell’s Mexican pizza

Dolly Parton is starring in a satirical TikTok musical about Taco Bell’s Mexican pizza that will premiere later this month. The country music icon shared the news about her leading role in “Mexican Pizza: The Musical” on social media, writing in an Instagram post along a photo of the screenplay: I’m making #MexicanPizzaTheMusical with @TacoBell#tacobellpartner. “ Taco Bell tweeted with a photo of its Playbill ad with the caption: #MexicanPizzaTheMusical is really happening. Let’s do this!” 

Taco Bell’s musical is written by Hannah Friedman with music by Grammy award-winning songwriting duo Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear.  According to the screenplay shared on Parton’s Instagram post, Mexican Pizza: The Musical is “based on the true story of the Internet losing its mind” after the fast-food chain removed the product from its menu in late 2020. It is inspired by TikTok star Victor Kunda’s viral video in March parodying what a dress rehearsal of the musical would look like, based on singer Doja Cat’s catchy jingle shared on the social media app that same month.

Parton has been vocal in the past about her love of Taco Bell, and in January she said in an interview that she thinks the Mexican Pizza should be brought back to menus.  Said Parton of Taco Bell: “They used to make a little … Mexican Pizza.  which is also good. I love that.”

Taco Bell’s Mexican Pizza: The Musical will be released at 8 p.m. ET on May 26, a week after Mexican pizza officially returns to its menu.

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