My first musical was Sweeney Todd.
The DEEEEEP end of the pool.
Among the hundreds of design lessons I learned from that show is this one musical nugget: Don't make singers run up too high a stair 'cause they need breath left to sing!
A shout-out to the late Kristina Baker whose wonderful Mrs. Lovett coped with my rickety metal too-tall stairs. So talented. So kind to me. So missed.