Here she (he?) is! The completed Audrey II stage 3 puppet for the Orpheus Theatre production of Little Shop of Horrors!
The frame is constructed of Epifoam and covered with upholstery foam, then colored with Krylon Spray paint.
The head weighs about 8-10lbs, and features a fully movable jaw and a tongue that can wag. There is a small slit under the tongue for the body parts of the Dentist to 'disappear' into.
The neck is tee-shirt material and covers the puppeteers body, which gives this puppet head a full range of motion. It is fast, animated and lightweight; everything you want in a puppet!
Please view the other stages of this puppet also featured in my gallery!
The front legs/roots are sleeves that slip over the legs and move with the performers legs as he/she sits on the pot, which is just a round base covered with foam.
The design of this puppet allows for the company using it to have he legs in front e mobile, in which case the performer sits on the side of the pot as shown here, OR the performer can stand on the pot, giving the puppet even more height! In the resting position with the head tilted up, this puppet stands slightly over 6ft. The puppeteer, when seated can raise the head in this position up to close to 7ft. Standing would only add to that height. This is a formidable puppet with plenty of attitude and stage presence!