Musicals are good When music influences emotions, it creates an identity for the character seeing it. Music can push forward and influence and develop. But what happens when the singing is bad When singing is bad in musicals, it creates a separation from the character and the story and removes the suspension of belief musicals allow by having it be so bad it distracts you from the actual story. Musicals thrive on something called the suspension of belief, this is the idea that the audience can accept things that may seem “out there” and unbelievable due to the fact musicals aren’t trying to push realism because of the fact it is a play rather than a movie that you will expect to believe it. Just think about what happens when CGI is bad.