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The Bob Baker Marionettes' musical "Day on the Farm."
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Event Review: Something to Crow About
"The Bob Baker Marionette Theater celebrates its 53rd season with an open-ended run of the perennial puppet favorite “Something To Crow About” beginning performances February 2, 2013.
Come join Mama and Papa Goat and 100 more of the world famous Bob Baker Marionettes for a musical “Day on the Farm” you will never forget. Everything from dancing scarecrows to tap dancing bullfrogs warbling “Shine On Harvest Moon”, “Something To Crow About” is guaranteed to put a smile on children of all ages!
The production, which first opened at the Laguna Arts Festival 60 years ago, utilizes recordings from the familiar to the truly eclectic, and features puppet representations of every animal on the farm (along with dancing fireflies and even waltzing laundry!) This was the first production to utilize Bob Baker’s now famous “in the round’ style of puppetry.
“Something To Crow About” is an hour-long production. After the performance, guests are invited to visit with the Puppeteers and have refreshments in the famous Party Room."
For nearly half a century, puppet master Bob Baker has been entertaining people of all ages at his marionette theater near downtown. The native Angeleno first became interested in puppetry at age 8, before launching a long and successful career in animation. In 1963, he founded Bob Baker Marionettes with his late partner, Alton Wood, and in 2009, the City of Los Angeles designated it a historic cultural monument. Accolades, awards and letters of effusive praise cover the walls of the foyer,... More »
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