I’m super excited for Undercroft Opera’s production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute opening a week from tomorrow (May 29th-June 1st at the Antonian Theater). Rehearsals have been going splendidly music-wise, and as Creature Designer I’m happy to report that we’ve come a long way with Papageno’s flock of birds, the Giant Serpent and Animal masks and feet. This weekend is the final phase of puppet and monster making, much sewing and paper mache to be done, and I can’t wait to show the audience what my team has been working on! For some details about how we used mostly recycled and re-purposed materials to make the animals, check out our article on the Undercroft Opera blog. To see an up to date gallery of behind-the-scenes creature crafting, check out our gallery on Facebook.