What is Captured Aural Phantasy Theater?

CAPTURED AURAL PHANTASY THEATER combines the art and drama of a vintage radio program with the live entertainment of a Vaudeville show. Conjuring the Golden and Silver Ages of comics, tales teeming with romance, horror, and science-fiction are performed in the style of a live radio drama. The readings are accompanied by musical and visual interludes in a multi-media cabaret style performance. Marvel to actors as they bring retro stories to life while you watch projections of original art, listen to live sound effects, swoon to sultry singing, take home fabulous door prizes, and thrill to many more live-action surprises! The talent never ends in a full evening of entertainment with Captured Aural Phantasy Theater!



NIGHT OF NOIR - One Night Only!


One Night Only!

Sunday, May 3, at El Cid

Crime, Cocktails, and Music

Tickets and More Info!!

At El Cid

May 3, 2015

Doors open at 7:30 pm for food and drinks

Show starts at 8:30

Get Tickets Here!


Need to continue the Noir Fest film festival in April? The NIGHT OF NOIR is your ticket.

Witness tales from the brutal pages of vintage crime comic books – exposed! – uncensored and LIVE! For 1 night only Sunday, May 3, Captured Aural Phantasy Theater blows a kiss to our hometown, Los Angeles, by blending hard-boiled culture and the absurd in an evening of performances inspired by noir movies, pulp fiction and the fierce crime comic books of the 40’s. The show features our unique multi-media, old radio show-style performances of vintage comics plus projected art, live jazz/cabaret music, and other thrilling acts.

We will be showcasing live performances of stories pulled from classic, mid-century crime comic books presented in our signature variety show/ old radio show style. These aren’t heart-warming tales – these are the bloody comic book crime stories that were burned in the 40’s and banned in the 50’s for being too hard-boiled, too violent and too much!

Plus, we have recently been given permission to premier a comic story by legendary 1950’s comic book publisher EC for this show! They were the gold standard of comics in the Golden Age. Do miss it!

Download the flier above for portable info!


We've been getting rave reviews for our shows!

Read some here, here, here and here!

Listen HERE to Captured Aural Phantasy Theater's interview on Darkest Radio and to a radio performance of one of our famous stories!

Thanks to El Cid, you can eat gourmet food and have a cocktail, while watching the show!

El Cid is located at

4212 W. Sunset Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90029

Captured Aural Phantasy Theater is being brought to you with the generous support of Comic Book HideoutJunk for Joy and many others! Please visit them.


We're on the Radio and have a New Review!

Captured Aural Phantasy Theater is in the air!

Listen HERE to Captured Aural Phantasy Theater's interview on Darkest Radio!
And HERE is a radio performance of one of our famous stories, 1953's "The Mad Hate of Dr. Zart!" aka "Revenge Can Be Fatal" 

Also, here's a REVIEW of our show, Forbidden Love, from EyeSpyLA!



See what awesome things "they" have to say about our latest shows:

Read a review about the HAUNTED HORROR SPOOK SHOW

Listen to a story about us and our NIGHT OF NOIR show on NPR's KPCC Here

See a piece filmed at the SUPERHERO VARIETY HOUR from TV's DWEEBCAST



See What They're Saying!

See what the critics have to say. Read here!

We have lots bubbling up for the rest of the year.

And...Thank You for enjoying us!


Always and Forever

Captured Aural Phantasy Theater is the original pop culture variety show that specializes in giving old comic books a modern voice. Combining live performance, vaudeville, an old radio show, music and stunning visuals, we bring bits of pop culture, from TV shows to comic books, to life in unique performances that put entertainment first. Captured Aural Phantasy Theater is what would happen if Garrison Keilor, John Waters and Stan Lee all put on a show after a night of hard partying.

We perform all over the place and all the time.

Be sure to check back here soon for info on our next shows. We have big things coming up!