ntang (ntang) wrote,
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Snip snip

Took J to see Shockheaded Peter tonight, and it was wonderful. We both had a great time watching it, although we each had a... slightly different appreciation of the material. ;)

It's only showing for another 2 days (this weekend), and if you can get there (and afford it, tickets aren't cheap :/ ) I highly recommend it.

Here's a song from the show:

Conrad's mother said "Conrad dear,
I must go out, and leave you here
But mind now Conrad, what I say,
Don't suck your thumbs, while I'm away,
That great tall tailor, he always comes,
For naughty boys who suck their thumbs,
And 'ere they wonder what he's about,
He's got his great long scissors out,
Snip snip, the scissors go,
And Conrad cries out ohhhh!
Snip snip, they go so fast,
And Conrad's thumbs are off at last!"
Well, mother had scarcely turned her back,
When the thumbs were in, alack, alack!
The door burst open and in he ran,
That great long-legg'ed scissor-man,
Snip snip, the scissors go,
And Conrad cries out ohhhh!
Snip snip, they go so fast,
And Conrad's thumbs are off at last!
Well Momma comes home, and Conrad stands,
He looks quite sad as he shows his hands,
"Ha ha!" said Momma, "I knew he'd come
For naughty little suck'er thumb!"
Snip snip, the scissors go,
And Conrad cries out ohhhh!
Snip snip, they go so fast,
And Conrad breathes his last,
Snip snip, the scissors go,
And Conrad cries out ohhhh!
Snip snip, they go so fast,
And Conrad bleeds to death...! DEATH...! At last!


And now, to try to describe the show... hmmm... well, it's sort of a macabre opera with a very dark sense of humor, that tells a series of rather morbid, cautionary tales about bad boys and girls, who inevitably end up... dead. It's absolutely hilarious, visually gorgeous, and has a lot of fun (albeit strange) songs. They combine traditional acting with puppets and other interesting and odd devices, and it works very well. The site has a few photos and video clips (under "extras"), and they give you some idea of what it's like.
http://www.shockheadedpeternyc.com/
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