A Trip to the Bob Baker Marionette Theater
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.