Abigail Barlow, left, and Emily Bear won a Grammy for “The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical” in April 2022. (Photo by Igor Kasyanyuk/provided)
By Chelsea Meyer
Rock River Current
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ROCKFORD — A star-studded musical about Taco Bell’s Mexican pizza is coming to TikTok, and a Grammy-winning Rockford native has a hand in bringing it to life.

Taco Bell is calling it an “off-off Broadway” musical, and it’s starring rapper and songwriter Doja Cat and country icon Dolly Parton. The music will be written by Grammy-winning songwriting duo Abigail Barlow and Rockford native Emily Bear. They won a Grammy last month for another smash hit that started on TikTok, “The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical.”

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Doja Cat had publicly called for Taco Bell to bring Mexican pizza back to its menu after a two-year hiatus, and the restaurant chain listened. Fans will now get to enjoy dinner and a show at the end of this month.

Written by Hannah Friedman,“Mexican Pizza: The Musical” will follow the true story of Taco Bell fans calling for the return of the Mexican pizza.

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The menu item is returning nationwide on May 19 with the musical set to exclusively premiere on TikTok at 8 p.m. Eastern time on May 26.

Rockford native Emily Bear, left, and Abigail Barlow, who worked together on the Grammy-winning musical “The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical,” will work together again for music on an “off-off Broadway” musical about Taco Bell’s Mexican pizza. (Photo by Igor Kasyanyuk/provided)

This article is by Chelsea Meyer. Email her at chelsea@b103fm.com.

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