The intriguing part of this discussion are the details. Bravo! #musicals
Here’s the question that was asked on Quora, by Chris Mojo:
What is the process one goes through to develop and write a new, original musical production for the stage?
In other words, disregarding budgetary restrictions, etc – how would you explain and map out the process of bringing a story in someone’s head to life as a musical theater production? What thought processes does a playwright use to develop the initial idea into a working story, then develop and incorporate songs, and end up with a cohesive product suitable to be moved along for presentation? The questions leans more specifically towards the actual writing process one goes through prior to moving it to staging etc.
Here’s my answer. It is, I hope, one for the ages rather than one for these times:
Answers to this sort of question tend to be discouraging, along the…
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