My last post about Suessical the Musical will be focusing on Mayzie LaBird. She is a wild and crazy bird who only cares about herself. She mistreats Horton, then expects him to watch her egg while she goes off galavanting in Palm Beach. She is a selfish and careless bird girl, but she sure is fun to watch.
The first you hear her in the show, she is being interviewed by the Cat, who wants to talk about Horton, but she only wants to talk about herself. When next yo see her, she is with Gertrude. One thing you need to know about Mayzie is that she has a fabulous tail and Gertrude does not. She hears Gertrude moping one day and tells her what kind of pills she must take to get a beautiful tail. Basically, she tells an insecure bird that in order to be beautiful, she needs to take a bunch of pills. You hear this in her song Amayzing Mayzie, attached below.
After this, we don’t see her for a while. The next time we do, it’s when she’s trying to convince Horton to sit on her egg while she takes an afternoon to relax. Horton believes that she is telling the truth and graciously agrees to watch her egg for her. She is seen leaving with the Cat and a packed suitcase. We are told about a lot of this in her song How Lucky You Are, attached below.
Fast forward 50+ weeks. Horton has heard nothing from Mayze and is unable to continue his search for the Who’s because he is keeping her egg warm. We see Horton sitting in the Circus as an oddity that people get to take peeks at. Mayzie has just had a meeting with the Cat, who invites her to that very same circus. She walks past him and does not even recognize him until Horton grabs her attention. He begs her to take back her egg so he can keep looking for the Who’s but, alas, she refuses. She sings a reprise of How Lucky Your Are where she tried to convince herself that what she’s doing is the right thing. She’s made him an egg-sitting circus sensation! What could be better? She exits the circus, leaving Horton and her egg behind, never to return.
In conclusion, Mayzie is not a very good person. She abandons her friends and her child all for a little bit of fun. I hope you enjoyed reading about Suessical the Musical! Thank you for reading my blog!