Debatable. See past debates on the subject. On the other hand and especially in musicals, you kind of need to see the person singing in a brighter light and following light than the rest of the stage so as both to let the audience hear because what they can't see they won't hear, and so as such simple folk can by way of forcing their eyes attacted to what's most bright on stage, can focus on the talent intended to be focused on. Also the eyes of the performer are the key to lighting. If they are doing their job in acting much less singing in a role, than their eyes will be a major focus in telling the audience it's live not Memorex.thorin81 said:What is the musical? That becomes the first priority. Remember, the lights and the sound are just like an exrtra character in the show. They both have just as much influence as the actual actors do.
Let us know what the show is and then the ideas will come flowing in.