Saturday, January 19, 2013
Seusical the Musical - Howard Street Middle School 2013
Back in October my friend, Robert, ask me to design Suesical the Musical Jr. for his middle-school class. The set needed to be easily moved... they practice in a gym and then perform on a stage. They do not have time to "build" a set because the stage belongs to the high school. Kids need to be able to move it, so it needed to be light. I started by drawing out the "look" I wanted for the 6 flats I would borrow from CET.
I also designed a nest in a tree. I used some CET stairs and covered the front with a pained bent over tree. Lillian and I went to the school and attached the front to the stairs. We added pieces of Hawaiian skirt to create the nest. We also painted one of the eggs I made for Honk so that there would be an egg to "hatch" a baby Horton, and Kimber helped me to create a small egg for Horton to hold at the beginning of the show.
I'm very pleased with the end product. Sadly, I won't get to see the end product because I will be Teching a show at the High School and attending blocking rehearsals for Legally Blonde.