SONG: The Rules

WHEN YOU'RE IN A MUSICAL,
THERE ARE CERTAIN RULES YOU MUST OBEY
THE PEOPLE COME TO HEAR THE SONGS.
'CAUSE THEY CAN'T UNDERSTAND A PLAY.

SO HERE WE ARE
DAY AFTER DAY
WE'LL SING OUR GUTS OUT
FOR THE SENIORS AT THE MATINEE

WHAT ARE THE RULES?
WHERE ARE THE RULES?
WHO'S GOT THE RULES?
I KNOW THE RULES.
THESE ARE THE RULES:


Fab: One: Dialogue should not last more than three minutes. After that time a song should be put in place. The song is under no obligation to refer to the previous dialogue or action. In fact, the less a song has to do with anything, the better.

Biz: Two: Principal characters are required to fall in love. Only a union between romantic opposites will resolve other, seemingly unrelated plot complications. If the star-crossed lovers are not able to achieve a union by the finale, they are required to die tragically in the last scene.

Cheer: Three: There has to be a villain. According to a contract put in place between Actor's Equity and Satan, the Prince of Darkness, evil must have adequate representation in any drama. And technically, musicals count.

WHAT ARE THE RULES?
WHERE ARE THE RULES?
WHO'S GOT THE RULES?
I KNOW THE RULES.
THESE ARE THE RULES:





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