Friday, March 21, 2014

A Trip to L.A. Landmark Bob Baker Marionette Theater + Giveaway

CC walks into "Fun with Strings" at the Bob Baker Marionette Theater
UPDATE: Congrats to Susan B., who won the Family Four Pack of tickets to see Bob Baker's Fun with Strings! (I apologize for the delay -- the week got away from me!) I'm so excited that she's going, because she's never been! Let me know what you think. Also, please email me at with your info and which day you'd like to go (April 12 or 13). Thanks to everyone who participated!

CC and I shared another magical mother-daughter outing last weekend, when we went to see a show at the Bob Baker Marionette Theater.

The oldest ongoing puppet theater in the U.S. marks its 54th (yes, 54th!) season with current show Bob Baker's Fun with Strings, which features those famous marionettes, as well as a special treat for the kiddos after the performance.

Bob Baker's theater is a true L.A. time capsule. The puppets are gorgeously made and adorned, and the songs that accompany the performances are nostalgic and fun.

"Fun with Strings"
While the theater owns more than 2,000 puppets, the puppeteers don't use quite that many in any given performance.

There are a lot, though! In fact, Fun with Strings boasts a puppet cast of more than 100.

Some of CC's favorites included a singing baby seal and an itchy puppy. I loved the ice-skating eskimo.

Photo credit: Alex Evans
It's funny. At first, you totally notice the black-clad puppeteers, but as the show goes on, it's as if they disappear a little bit as you watch the puppets take on a life of their own.

In the party room after the show!
After the show, we enjoyed a pizza and ice cream party in the party room (your kids can celebrate their birthdays there!). We also took a trip backstage to get an up-close look at the various puppets. CC and I were definitely impressed!

Backstage at the Bob Baker Marionette Theater
Remember when I took CC to see a show when she was 3? It's amazing to me to see how she's grown. And I'm so happy she can count this happy theater as an enduring part of her childhood home.

Bob Baker Marionette Theater
1345 W. 1st St.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Tickets: General admission ($15); Kids 2 and under (Free)
Performances: Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 p.m.

**** GIVEAWAY ****

I'm giving away a Family Four-Pack of tickets to Bob Baker's Fun with Strings on April 12 OR April 13 (2:30 p.m.)!

To enter, leave a comment below, telling me if you've ever been to Bob Baker's Marionette Theater.

For more chances to win, follow me on Twitter and retweet this giveaway. I'm at @la_story. Or you can "Like" the L.A. Story Facebook page and share the giveaway.

Just be sure to leave extra comments telling me you did so.

Good luck, and I will announce the winner on Friday, April 4!


Susan B. said...

I have never been, but would love to go! Looks fun~

Susan B. said...

I liked the post on facebook :)

you big baby! said...

I have been and I LOVE Bob Baker's! Everyone should go.....

Carol W said...

Unfortunately we've never been even though we used to live down the street.

itsjustme91770 at yahoo dot com

Carol W said...

Liked and shared on FB. Thanks for the chance!

itsjustme91770 at yahoo dot com

L.A. Story said...

It's so fun! You're right, "you big baby!," everyone should go!

Bisko said...

never been before. would love to take my daughter


Related Posts with Thumbnails