Friday, November 23, 2007

Bob Baker Marionette Theatre

Bob Baker Marionette Theatre
1345 W. 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Voted "Best Puppet Show" 2007 by Los Angeles Magazine.
Voted "Best of LA" 2007 by LA Parent's Magazine.

General admission for the show is $15 each for adults and children. Children under 2 are free. Reservations are required. (See website above.)

The theatre is the oldest, longest running puppet theatre in America. Bob Baker, the proprietor, has been doing puppetry for 72 years, starting when he was 8 in 1932. Offering puppet shows & commercial puppets including the Disney line of collectible marionettes. The theatre seats approximately 250/300. Adults sit in chairs, children sit on the floor around a "magic circle" where the marionettes are brought out to them. Ice cream is served after the show.

Promo Video
Watch their cute 30 second promo video here.

Can't wait!
Years ago when I worked in Downtown LA and lived in Silverlake, I took a shortcut using Glendale Blvd., (which intersects 1st Street), and passed right by the theatre. It perked my interest and I've always wanted to go. Now that my daughter is old enough, and the Christmas holiday is around the corner (they're performing the classic Nutcracker until the end of January), we purchased our tickets for the Christmas Eve show.

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