Go ahead, treat your ears to something delicious! Skylar Astin recorded a few songs for the ‘James and the Giant Peach’ soundtrack– and you can listen to one of the glorious tunes right now!
Skylar Astin might be getting ready to belt out songs for Pitch Perfect 2, but while we wait for that film to hit theaters on May 15, we can listen to the golden-throated belter take on tunes from a new musical version of James and the Giant Peach. The full soundtrack, now available for download, also features Smash stars Megan Hilty and Christian Borle and it is absolutely glorious. And, bonus, we’ve got video of Skylar singing one of the beautiful songs– you’ve gotta watch him slay “Middle of a Moment” right now!
Skylar Astin’s ‘James & The Giant Peach’ Tune
The classic children’s book turned film, James and the Giant Peach, written by Roald Dahl, is in the midst of being turned into a musical with the help of Tony nominated composers Justin Paul and Benj Pasek. To record the soundtrack, some of the most topnotch voices in show biz were recruited, and the result is perfection.
The best news? You can get the entire soundtrack– for free! — through the show’s website right here. While you wait for that to download, enjoy this Entertainment Weekly clip of Skylar’s show stopping number, “Middle of a Moment.”
Skylark Gets Back To His Roots
If it wasn’t clear, Skylar takes on the all important role of James on the soundtrack. Joining him, Megan Hilty plays Ladybug, Christian Borle plays Grasshopper, and Brian d’Arcy James (another Smash alum!) plays Centipede.
Recording this soundtrack is an ode to Skylar’s musical theater beginnings. The Pitch Perfect star, believe it or not, actually got his start on Broadway in the 2006 musical Spring Awakening (starring alongside Glee stars Lea Michele and Jonathan Groff).
What do you think of “Middle of a Moment?”
— Casey Mink