By Deb Flomberg
Family entertainment can always use some variety. After all, there are only so many times you can go to another movie theatre to see the same animated film again and again. Next time, take the kids on a fun visit to a live marionette theatre and let them fall in love with the art of puppetry. Bob Baker Marionettes has been entertaining children of all ages for decades, with new shows popping up all the time at the little theatre on First Street.
Bob Baker has a pretty impressive resume when it comes to puppetry. He began making his own marionettes while attending high school, and he began studying animation at George Pal Studios. He even served as an animation advisor at Walt Disney studios. It wasn’t long, however, before the call of puppetry was too much, and he opened a small theatre dedicated to marionettes. Today, he has more than 3,000 of them, even offering many of his creations for sale in his Puppet Store.
The best part, however, are the shows. Your kids will be delighted with the whimsical nature of his marionette puppet shows, perfect for a family outing or even a birthday party or other special event. If you do arrange a party for your kids, make sure to get the full party package, which includes cake and ice cream, as well as balloons and a special gift for the birthday boy or girl. All the kids will love the shows that are performed here, so it is sure to be one of the most memorable and fun parties of the whole year.
If you are going to be traveling with a lot of kids to visit Bob Baker Marionettes, then you need to arrive in the right car. Head out in the 2014 E350 Luxury Wagon from Mercedes-Benz of Encino. It is the perfect way to travel, with plenty of room for your family, some friends, and all the special gifts or souvenir puppets you pick up while you are there.
Deb Flomberg grew up in the mountains, developed a love for the beach and has found happiness on the open road. She is now a freelance writer, theater professional and travel enthusiast happy to be writing about the things she loves most.
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