Last month I played Gertrude McFuzz in Seussical the Musical, which was a BLAST. The show combines a whole bunch of Seuss stories and refers to many more. I played a bird who pops pills in order to grow a longer tail and impress Horton the Elephant. Here’s proof:

Seussical the Musical – State College Community Theatre – August 2012

At one point my tail of feather boas was over 40 feet long. Fun times! The venue is a repurposed dairy barn, so it’s an intimate little theatre in the round. Very charming in spite of the lack of air conditioning and, uh, wildlife that occasionally makes an appearance.

During one of our off days, I felt like making Horton. This was a quick cut with no planning, which is why it’s messy. I just modified some Seuss designs and started cutting.

4″ x 6″

I’m also performing in The Man Who Came to Dinner, which opens this Tuesday the 4th and runs through the 15th. If you’re in the State College area, you should come see it! It’s hilarious! More info here.

I have a couple baby showers to attend soon and a commission due later this month, so I’ll have more paper to share soon!


About Gail McCormick

Science writer at Penn State University; papercrafter, ecologist, theatre-lover.
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2 Responses to Seuss!

  1. bernie says:

    you were made for the theater—you seem to have so much fun—your whimsical papercut of Horton isn’t so messy—you have captured the essence of Horton—sheer delight

    • Thanks! I really do love theatre, and it has been wonderful to be back on the stage again! Though I get the feeling that more paper art will happen once I take a little break from theatre again :)

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