The GCP Junior Stars production of Seussical required some really bold lighting, a special DMX controlled lighting rig was developed to allow six 4-foot segments of flats to be lit individually by pairs of RGB LED strips. This could have been accomplished with commercial theatrical lighting equipment, but budget would not allow for it, and the learning and future customization opportunities add a lot of value to the rig. This rig went through some field repairs on a couple of occasions, so it’s a little beat up in this post-production picture.
In addition to the wall lights, scrim technique was prototyped and developed for the show, so that children could appear and disappear in a whimsical way. This early prototype test video with Isaac in it is pretty funny:
Beside the electronic lights, the bathtub, “drooping” tree effect, and gertrudes measuring-tape derived pop-out tail feathers were handmade for this show. It was a lot of fun!
Doreen Horn created the gorgeous seuss-inspired backdrop for whoville.