Change has been happening in LA. The foreign investors are here and everything that is part of the community is threatened: homes, landmarks and neighborhoods… even Bob Baker’s beloved marionette theater in Historic Filipinotown. While the following review isn't for a maze it will be for an incredible one of a kind Halloween performance.
As we walked inside the theater and sat beneath the red velvet curtains and dusty stage lights we couldn't help but feel like we were transported back in time to a classic era of American entertainment. This setting is absolutely perfect to see Baker’s hand made marionettes which are performed by extremely talented puppeteers.
The Halloween show itself is very special. There are some very creepy children trick or treating that flow in and out of the show. Ghosts and witches come out and fly around to the joy of the crowd. We especially loved the blacklight Day Of The Dead tribute which was midshow.
It’s very sad that the developers who bought the theater's building don’t understand that this space is more important than any profit. The Bob Baker Marionette Theater is a historic, one of a kind institution that has deep roots in Los Angeles. This place should never change. It’s perfect the way it is and should be supported so that it can remain alive and well for the benefit and entertainment of people of all ages.
Haunts Of LA
October 04, 2017
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