The Princess Who Saved Herself

a musical for any and all ages

 

Building a Dragon!


Take a look at how Bruce Bennett and Edric Haleen created the dragon that you saw on stage!

Our inspiration,

    and our maquette . . .

Initial planning

    and design . . .

Initial engineering

    and modeling . . .

            (That’s Bruce!)
 

Figuring out

    the head . . .

Articulating the wings . . .

Engineering the harness . . .

Putting some pieces together!

    (That’s Edric!)
 

Starting on the head

    for real . . .

Starting on the body

    as well . . .

Trying to figure

    out the jaw . . .

Finished the body!

    (That’s Mercury!)
 

Building the jaw . . .

Articulating the hands . . .

Finishing the hat!

    (I mean, “head” . . .)

The Dragon Workshop!

    (a.k.a. Edric’s living room, much to his wife’s chagrin . . .)

  1. 1) The Dragon’s head, with the glue holding its teeth in place drying.

  2. 2) The maquette, sitting on the floor, “out of the way.”

  3. 3) The Dragon’s feet, being shaped and assembled.

  4. 4) The Witch’s mask, waiting to be custom-adapted for Nicole.

  5. 5) Bruce working on leg pieces.

  6. 6) A pile of arm pieces next to the CD player.

  7. 7) The harness for the Dragon’s wings.

  8. 8) The guitar I used to help me understand the guitar arrangements.

Finishing the hat!

    (I mean, “pieces of limbs” . . .)

Finishing the hat!

    (I mean, “feet” . . .)

Finishing the hat!

    (I mean, “arms and legs” . . .)

And all to see something

    like this on our stage!

Thanks so much, Bruce!  It was an honor creating this thing with you,

and I’m so glad you decided it needed to be you to be the one

to help me bring this amazing bit of engineering and artistry into being.