The Places I Go & The Things I See: Bob Kramer's MarionnettesWritten by Annina Christensen
I took this photo when Bob Kramer's Marionnettes performed at the Missouri Botanical Gardens last summer, but I'm posting it now since they are celebrating their 50th Anniversary this week (March 26, 2014). This wonderful marionnette studio and theater is a St. Louis staple. Last year, I was going through old photos and found one taken when I was 8 and my brother was 5 and we were standing with their puppets after a show. They hand make their marionettes in their workshop/theater, which is why they are so beautiful and detailed. I make sure to see one of their shows at least once a year. The last one I saw was the Christmas show, which was full of snow queens, silly elves, and Christmas joy.