- Recognize the need for all actors to be able to work in a musical production.
- Recognize the basic construction of a musical.
- Be familiar with the vocal and dance expectations placed on a performer in a musical.
- Understand the collaborative process involved in mounting a musical.
- Understand the demands placed on the performer in a 'golden age' and contemporary musical.
- Text analysis skills that allow the actor to maximize information provided in brief librettos
- Ability to add depth and history to characters that are not multi-layered as written
- Ability to recognize and play the subtext in brief librettos
- Ability to bring honesty to extended realism/dated text often found in musical librettos.
- Ability to service the stereotypes found in musical theatre without pandering to them
- Ability to submerge quickly into the imaginary world of short scenes often found in musicals
- Ability to act IN and ON the text and music in a musical
- Ability to make choices that capture the "essence" of an acting scene in a musical as readily as the music and dance do
- Ability to work quickly with little rehearsal of the "book scenes" of a musical
- Ability to adapt one's "concentration mix" when acting/singing/dancing in a musical.
- Develop professional wok habits including dependability, punctuality, cooperation and dedication.
- Further develop sensory organs that allow one to see, hear, smell, taste and touch more fully
- Further develop the actors' innate sense of following an impulse, objective, honesty, and working through a partner