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"Bob Baker’s Halloween Hoop-Dee-Do" returns October 6

Witch puppet from
Witch puppet from "Bob Baker's Halloween Hoop-Dee-Do" at the famous downtown Los Angeles marionette theater.
Alex Evans

The Halloween "Hoop-Dee-Do" returns to Bob Baker's Marionette Theater in downtown this month. Beginning in 1963, the seasonal show has been a perennial hit at the theater, now in its 52nd season. A cast of over 100 Halloween-themed marionettes will hit the stage this month in Bob Baker's famous "in the round" style, which features exposed puppeteers playing key roles in the production as well as inviting audience participation.

The show begins on October 6 and goes through November 10 at Bob Baker's Marionette Theater, 1345 W. First Street, 90026. Usually held on Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 pm, each show lasts one hour, after which guests are invited to stay for drinks and talk to the puppeteers. Tickets are $15 general admission.