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!




May 4, 2014, at EL CID

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

At El Cid

May 4, 2014

Doors open at 7:30 pm for food and drinks

Show starts at 8:30

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The CRIME STORY CONFIDENTIAL hits the historic El Cid for 1 night onlySunday, May 4! See "Sin-fluential" comic stories uncensored and LIVE!

AND NOW – shop before the show at our PHANTASY FAIRE! Join local vendors on the El Cid patio and puruse everything geek and chic in our version of a nerdy farmer’s market. 

The CRIME STORY CONFIDENTIAL  showcases live performances of vintage, mid-century crime comic book stories that the industry banned for being too scary! It is the first in our new Seduction of the Innocent series, monthly shows that highlight comics deemed harmful to kids. Enjoy our “bad influence." All the cool kids are doin’ it.

We've been getting rave reviews for our shows! Read some here, here, here and here!

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




Happy Anniversary to us! 

We're celebrating our 5th year of performing in Los Angeles with a new, action-packed season beginning with a return to monthly shows at our homebase - El Cid!

Check us out and help say Happy Birthday to Captured Aural Phantasy Theater!



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!