In my personal opinion, the positive emotions in musicals are stronger than the negative emotions. I am not saying that the positive emotions are more important and am not saying that the negative emotions are not strong.
I feel like there are two sets of positive emotions. There are the positive emotions that are actually part of the show itself and than there are the positive emotions that come from the experience. In my opinion, the initial emotion you feel when a show begins is the emotions that drives the rest of the performance.
In all the musicals I love, the first emotion I have felt has always been excitement. I feel like the emotions that come from the actual experience are the strongest musical emotions. You are feeling the character’s emotions, but at the same time you are feeling your own.
The negative emotions are quite fragile and vulnerable musical emotions and hurt in the world of musicals. As a matter of fact, the positive emotions in musicals help makes those emotions worth feeling. Once you have an emotional connection, you start caring about the characters and it makes you want to feel the emotions of the story.
Another reason why I say that the positive emotions are the strongest is due to the fact that all musicals have positive emotions. There is not a single musical out there that has just negative emotions within their songs or even in the characters. There are some musicals out there that actually don’t have the negative emotions.
You need to think about your experience at the same time you feel the character’s emotions. In all the musicals I love that have negative emotions, those emotions have always been worth it no matter how little or how much the emotion is present. The emotions of excitement, love, and joy are emotions that come from the show itself and come from the actual experience. I feel like when you actually see a musical that you fall in love with, you sort of become a character.