When words don't suffice

Only start singing when words aren't enough; buy the singing rights to the story

Heather Urquhart on 7th November 2014, Barcelona (ES)

When performing a long form musical, or even in a simple standalone scene, don't just start singing off the bat. Prepare your character, partners and audience for your song.

Try to convey your message with words first, and only if you feel that your character's emotion is stronger than words or actions can describe, start singing.