Pitch Perfect star is new face of American musicals

If you know a teenage girl, you've almost certainly heard of Ben Platt. He's one of the stars of Pitch Perfect - a Hollywood hit that has helped create a new generation of musical lovers.

He's now the lead in Dear Evan Hansen, another musical that's getting its world premier at Arena Stage in Washington.

Jane O'Brien looks at how the musical form is being adapted to suit contemporary audiences.

Filmed by Markus Zeffler. Edited by Bill McKenna

Production footage courtesy of Arena Stage