Described in Kids Out and About as a "slapstick musical comedy," the fast-action show, Bugsy Malone, "follows the rivalry between two half-witted street gangs" under the leadership of Fat Sam or Dandy Dan. The two gangs of "1920s cartoon cutouts" go head-to-head with each other, shooting their "splurge guns" (silly string) and throwing custard pies in this "film noir spoof." All in all, we had a lot of fun and still found silly string remains months after the curtains closed.
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Next, I was tasked with creating flapper-style headbands for the grand slam girls. Following the style and silver & black color scheme of the original headband they gave me, I made five more child-size headpieces. Eventually, beads were also added to mimic the original.
|The original headband.|
Along with various alterations, hemming & taking in, I dressed up the Lena "came home" dress. I also made her a matching orange bead hat, which was not used for the show (it has, however, been on the stage a couple of times since :)
|This teeny-tiny actress was adorable!|
Finally, I made the ostentatious opera singer's headpiece. My only directions were to "make it obnoxious," and, for the record, it was the director's favorite piece :)