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About this Piece

Bob Baker created ¡FIESTA! more than fifty years ago as a “love letter to Latin America,” taking inspiration from his neighbors, as well as from his majority-Latin American team of puppeteers in Los Angeles.

Recently, BBMT has updated ¡FIESTA! to reflect a variety of voices, cultures, and traditions to revitalize this classic show for a new generation. ¡FIESTA! features a marionette lineup of dancing cacti and colorful birds, marimba maestros from Xochimilco, a brand new Día de Muertos sequence, and a newly outfitted marionette mariachi band inspired by Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Ángeles!

¡FIESTA! is a mood we set before you—we hope you take a little of it home with you in your hearts. Enjoy a new celebration of our community.