Halloween in May is happening at the Bob Baker Marionette Theater – NBC Los Angeles
What there is to know
- Saturday May 8 at 10:30 am PST
- $ 10
There are 365 days in the year, most years, and if you deeply feel each of those days, especially those that are distinctly do not Halloween, you might be the kind of person who celebrates the debut of May in a bit of a scary way.
For the end of April and the start of the flowered fifth month, arrive about six months before the haunting holidays, which means, yes, we’re currently halfway down the calendar for one of the most costumed, candy-laden-is nights of years.
Many Halloween fans have started celebrating this quirky midpoint in a variety of ways, from watching spooky movies and participating in Spooky Swap Meets to new Disney Halloween merchandise, often in the spotlight in early May.
And at Bob Baker Puppet Theater, a sweet space that has been celebrating special occasions for over half a century now?
Halloween still gets the elaborate treatment on stage, but so does it “Halfway through Halloween.”
This adorable and not at all eeky event will take place online in 2021, the Saturday May 8, with the big green witch leading the playful procedure.
A ticket costs ten dollars and, for the youngest ones and families, the show starts at 10:30 a.m. (It’s not a terrifying time of day at all, we can all agree.)
The rocking hat and merry-hearted star “will lead a spooky puppet number sampler” during Zoom, and there will be “special witch moments dotted all over the place.”
And, of course, your ticket helps the venerable theater through a most difficult time. The troupe made a major move to Highland Park, and a new stage, from their longtime home near DTLA a few months before the pandemic began.
Zoom events and fundraising efforts have helped the theater, which sees a bright future of in-person presentations in the near future (fingers crossed).
While we wait for that day, and watch six months on the road to Halloween, we can enjoy adorable, less than weird, jinks from the house, led by the green witch and the talented puppeteers who make such a successful theater and part of the Southern California cultural scene.