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A Trip to the Bob Baker Marionette Theater

Posted By: Arts Alive · 12/21/2012 11:50:00 AM

The Bob Baker Marionette Theater has held down the corner of 1st and Glendale, just outside of Downtown Los Angeles, for over half a century. To hear more about the theater's (all-puppet) production of The Nutcracker and why its founder, Bob Baker, decided to devote his life to puppetry, you can listen to a podcast of the December 22nd Arts Alive.

Here are photos from Arts Alive's recent trip to the theater.




The lady of the hour, Clara, with the Nutcracker of the hour.



Two Bob Baker additions to the cast of The Nutcracker, a robot and a psychedelic rock band.


 Another band, this one in the form of shadow puppets.





As Bob Baker says, the real show for the adults is watching their children.



 In The Shop with Alex Evans.



Bob Baker says that little girl puppet had The King hiding in his dressing room.

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  1. alex posted on 12/28/2012 10:48 AM
    Thanks! Not sure how I missed hearing about this in my 20 years in LA, but will definitely be taking the kids soon.
  2. Suzanne posted on 01/02/2013 05:38 PM
    I worked for Bob Baker about 30 years ago, so this brings back fond memories - thank you!
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