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Halloween-themed weekend planned at Beekay Theatre

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A puppet version of "Frankenstein's Baby" takes to the stage on Sunday, Oct. 27, for two performances, at 1 and 4 p.m., at the Beekay Theatre, 110 S. Green St., in Downtown Tehachapi. Photo courtesy of Omnipresent Puppet Theatre

A puppet version of "Frankenstein's Baby" takes to the stage on Sunday, Oct. 27, for two performances, at 1 and 4 p.m., at the Beekay Theatre, 110 S. Green St., in Downtown Tehachapi. Photo courtesy of Omnipresent Puppet Theatre

The Tehachapi Pops Orchestra will once again play the "BooKay," performing favorite musical Halloween tunes. Two performances will take place on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 4 and 7 p.m. Tehachapi News file photo

The Tehachapi Pops Orchestra will once again play the "BooKay," performing favorite musical Halloween tunes. Two performances will take place on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 4 and 7 p.m. Tehachapi News file photo

The Beekay Theatre, 110 S. Green St., will deck out in Halloween decor Saturday, Oct. 26, and roll out the carpet for a Bakersfield-based puppet theatre Sunday, Oct. 27.

The Beekay Theatre will again be transformed into the Bookay Theatre. The Tehachapi Pops Orchestra, together with the Tehachapi Community Theatre, will offer musical tricks and treats in two hour-long performances, at 4 and 7 p.m.

Guests and performers will don costumes to add to the festive atmosphere.

Musical selections include highlights from "Wicked," "Phantom of the Opera" and "Harry Potter," as well as TV themes from "Alfred Hitchcock," "The Munsters" and other spooky favorites. The orchestra will be conducted by Daniel Musquez.

The Bookay is a fundraiser for both TPOPS and TCT. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students, and are available from Mountain Music, 206 E. "F" St., Tehachapi Treasure Trove, 116 E. Tehachapi Blvd., any member of the orchestra, or TCTonstage.com.

The spine-chilling weekend continues on Sunday with Omnipresent Puppet Theatre's performance of "Frankenstein's Baby."

In "Frankenstein's Baby," Dr. Frankenstein is called away to a medical conference and leaves the Monster to babysit his child for the weekend. The Monster, not confident that he can handle it alone, enlists the help of the Wolfman, and they take the baby on a midnight picnic at the local cemetery.

Their plans are threatened by the evil vampire, Drusilla, who is out to kidnap the baby to force Dr. Frankenstein into helping her take over the world with her dreaded Cauldron of Doom.

There are many hijinks, shape changes and movie monsters. The show is intended not to be scary and is appropriate for children pre-school age and older.

Show times are 1 and 4 p.m., and each lasts about 40 minutes. Tickets cost $6 and can be purchased online at TCTonstage.com, or at the Beekay's box office.

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