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- Read widely, the whole play, musical libretto, book from which it is based, use the library and dip into reference books such as Blumenfeld’s Dictionary of Musical Theatre.
- See lots of Musical Theatre both live and staged as well as on youtube, film and TV. One of the best ways is to see a show staged and it doesn’t have to be the big West End stuff have a look at the smaller scale productions, local Amateur Dramatics productions etc.
- Get to know the music – look at the whole musical and listen to it all. There are also often several different recordings that will highlight different things and artists will interpret and deliver the music in various ways too.