hooray l.a.

In 1981, Bob Baker staged his love letter to Los Angeles. After 35 years without a public performance, the Bob Baker Marionette Theater is proud to revive this wonderful production.

Grab a seat for our edutainment extravaganza featuring 100s of Bob Baker’s hand crafted marionettes that wiggle and shake to make you giggle and applaud!

Fri. May 26!
8:00 p.m.

Los Angeles on Shifting Ground

The evening will examine the city's habit of erasure, as well as forms of collective recall, through disaster footage, visualizations of local wind patterns, L.A. Housing Authority archival films, documentation of lost neighborhoods and landmarks, contemporary marketing schemes for "historic downtown," and a dance and live sound performance that explores community transformation and its impact on the body. Plus much more and of course, puppets!

Sat. May 27!

Shana Cleveland & Scott  Yoder

ONE NIGHT ONLY! Burger Records co-presents a night of cosmic-garage-folk with an amazing lineup of frontmen showing us their more sensitive side: Gabriel Hart (Jail Weddings), Shana Cleveland (La Luz) and Scott Yoder (The Pharmacy) who'll be joining us from Seattle in support of his new album. This event will include a puppet show, and proceeds go towards funding future fieldtrips to the theater.

Fri. June 23!
8:00 p.m.

WOmen in vaudeville

Join us for the second presentation of Women in Vaudeville! Hosted by Lindsay Benner, a world renowned juggler and entertainer, the evening spectacular will highlight females of magnificent talent and echoes of the bygone and golden era of Vaudevillian comedy.

captured aural phantasy theater presents night of noir

Sat. June 10!
7:30 p.m.

Witness tales from the pages of vintage crime comic books – exposed! – uncensored and LIVE! In this retro variety show, Captured Aural Phantasy Theater blows a kiss to its hometown, Los Angeles, by blending hard-boiled culture and the absurd in an evening of performances inspired by noir movies, pulp fiction and the fierce crime comic books of the 40’s.