I was emailing the director of my musical about our 3 major production numbers in the show. He was asking me to include 3 - 4 minutes of music for dancing within these songs. These would be full out dancing sequences, not just some simple choreography. Later I have a song "Only the Irish" that will have an extended dance section - now that I had planned on making longer.
That sure seems like a long time for dancing.
Is that typical?
The original song I am working on is about 3 - 3.5 minutes long and would be 6 - 7 minutes if I add in that long of a dance sequence.
I can do it - I will just have to write some variations of the main melody and maybe a secondary melody to get it accomplished.
I have seen a fair number of musical over the years, but my memory does keep track of how long scenes or songs were. Now I care!
I would appreciate any guidance.