You’ve seen it hundreds of times. You’ve always wondered every time you pass it on your way home from downtown. That oddball sounding theatre, relic and vintage, on the southern tip of Echo Park where it fades into Skyscraper World.
You know Bob Baker's Marionette Theatre has value, whether its cultural or historical, but with all the hundreds of things to do in LA everyday, it slips by.
Let me please talk you and your family into going to “Hoop-De-Do”, his Halloween celebration: this has been a strange year for Mr. Baker and his troupe. Reports of financial hard times, foreclosure scares and needed fundraisers this year have added a "must-see" status on any show that rolls out at the theatre just out of fear that at any moment, it could be gone.
And boy, is this Halloween show a soulful little trick or treat. Starring the Flying Purple People Eater, The Invisible Man, dancing skeletons and hundreds of chilling creepy creatures, this will enthrall the child in you in the same way a Tiki Room jaunt at Disneyland would. Plus all the free added bonuses: theatre-in-the-round production, meet and greet with the puppets, “Best Costume of the Day” contest.
Bang for your buck, this is the real deal.
Shows are on Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30pm until Nov. 10. $15. 1345 West 1st. Street. (213) 250-9995