Bob Baker's Marionette theater in downtown LA has a fantastic new Mexican-themed show called "Allegre!" that the Bubblegum Queen and I caught this morning, along with a busload of Head Start kiddies from Pomona. "Allegre!" is a little mature for this audience, but they seemed to dig it.
The show's centerpiece is a black light extravaganza featuring an all-skeleton cast grooving to "Hernando's Hideaway." There are painted ladies, a terrifying bony clown who juggles a skull, monsters playing vibes on a dinosaur's ribs and, unbelievably, a pair of fleshless burlesque beauties with tassles where their tatas should be. One does a classic Sally Rand fan dance!
"Allegre!" is $10, plus you get free ice cream in the party room after the show. Highly recommended.