If you are of the elite who could not get their fill on the first one, thus the "Pitch Perfect" sensation continues for another installment. "Pitch Perfect 2" hits theaters May 15 of next year, but has released a most anticipated new trailer already for the event. Watch the trailer and imagine the premiere in a theater — imagine the screams to the screen when the first notes of a harmonized "Cups (You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone)" flood the room. Might have sounded reminiscent of a Shea Stadium back in 1966: With the same star-studded line-up featuring Anna Kendrick, Skylar Astin, Rebel Wilson, Adam DeVine, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Alexis Knapp, Ester Dean, Hana Mae Lee, John Michael Higgins and Elizabeth Banks, newcomers will include Hailee Steinfeld and Katey Sagal.
At one point it seemed you couldn't avoid Anna Kendrick if you tried. After breaking through with Pitch Perfect and having a hit single from the movie, Hollywood is giving her another production--this one a full-blown musical entitled The Last Five Years.
The irreverence of Louis C.K. brought a much needed change to the typical Saturday Night Live mediocrity (yeah, the seasons have been downhill ever since Chevy). And yet, a different mood swept last Saturday's stagefloors, hosting not just an adorable little songstress but also a welcome revisit to musical theater--all performed live on TV.
Yesterday, Classicalite published my piece on the importance of staying relevant in our ever-changing world. As such thinking is wont to do, it met with a bit of criticism. Occasionally, yes, music and culture that begins outside the mainstream wedges a foot in the popular door--only to rip the damn thing off its hinges.