I find myself wanting to quantify everything in music; every beat, every rest, every stretch of notes. Sometimes that makes sense, other times it’s not so black and white.
In theatre there numerous variables: the lighting and sound, the acting beats within the scenes. And when actors act in a song, trying to micromanage the moments doesn’t always deliver the best results.
Rather, allowing the moment to develop and discover what the moment is emotionally, and dramatically is key. Sometimes that means letting the moment develop and allow the solution to a problem present itself. If we prescribe the solution too early in the process, it can feel false and forced.