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I am also wondering, how did you do the Head??


Tue Jan 06, 2009 2:30 pm
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The Head is just a guy's head sticking out from under or behind a platform, or under a pile of bodies on a "death cart."

Sometimes it's a puppet, though, operated by Pippin while someone offstage does the lines. If you do it that way, it's a great cameo for a locally recognizable voice.

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Tue Jan 06, 2009 2:50 pm
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At my high school, we had a guy dressed in all black sitting in this contraption thingy so that only his head was shown... but it still looked kinda cheesy. I like the puppet idea.

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Tue Jan 06, 2009 3:37 pm
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In the show I saw, they gave the lines to the Lead Player and had him operate the puppet. I thought that was pretty cool. ^^

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Many Pippin fans will also remember the moment in the Pippin all-stars concert in which Michael Arden, as Pippin, knelt on the battlefield to speak to the head. The head was revealed... and it was Rod, John Tartaglia's Avenue Q character turned frequent alter ego.

Later in the show, John appeared as the body, holding the puppet and asking Pippin if he could "put him back on my shoulders," less a reference to a severed head than his puppeteering past.

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"I LOVE incarceration,
I could lock up a platoon,
I'll be strapping up an inmate,
Very tightly, very soon.
So wave one bachelor goodbye,
She'll be your bride- she'd rather die
Than have her daddy ossify
In my sordid saloon..."


Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:18 am
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The guy playing the 'head' was standing in our pit on a ladder, and there was a hole in the stage that opened and closed, so he just kinda stuck his head in there. haha

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Post Hey thanks for fresh things right here
Hey thanks for fresh things right here! By the way I wanted to ask about materials. From in which are you finding these strategies?


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