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!



Tales from the Crypt LIVE!

The Tales from the Crypt Halloween Special

LIVE October 29 and 30

at the Bob Baker Marionette Theater

Tickets Here!

2 Nights Only! October 29 and 30!

Join Captured Aural Phantasy Theater for an evening of vintage Halloween treats at the historically creepy Bob Baker Marionette Theater. See multi-media performances of classic horror stories from legendary "Tales from the Crypt" comic books LIVE on-stage along with spooky music, macabre magic acts and other Halloween thrills!

Doors open at 7:30pm.
Show starts at 8pm.
Candy, drinks and ghost stories will be available!

Captured Aural Phantasy Theater is the only group in the world authorized to bring "Tales from the Crypt" stories to life on stage! This is your chance to see these comics, which have influenced generations of horror storytelling since they hit the newsstands in the 1950's!



We're in the Air!

Giving Old Comics a Modern Voice

Captured Aural Phantasy Theater is what would happen if Garrison Keilor, John Waters and Stan Lee all hooked up after a night of hard partying.

We perform all over Los Angeles and our next show is coming soon! Check here or our FAN PAGE!

We are the ONLY group authorized to perform the catalogues of the legendary EC Comics and Famous Monsters LIVE in the world!

We combine the art, drama and comedy of a vintage radio program with the live entertainment of a variety show. Shows are built around performances of vintage pop culture gems, usually comic book stories, along with live sound fx, music and projected art. In between the featured stories are short acts, sultry singing, prizes, special guests and live music.

No joke is too low or innuendo left un-emphasized.


See Us at San Diego Comic-con International 2015!!


Captured Aural Phantasy Theater presents

"The Unpublished EC 3D Comic – Revealed!"

LIVE from San Diego Comic-con International

Saturday, July 11, at 6:30pm in Room 26 AB

Captured Aural Phantasy Theater returns to Comic-con with a World Premier! As the only group authorized by the legendary 50’s publisher EC to perform their comics, we will present the lost 1954 EC sci-fi comic in 3D for the first time- ever – at Comic-con International in San Diego on Saturday, July 11! Our panel, The Unpublished EC 3D Comic – Revealed!, begins at 6:30pm in Room 26AB at the San Diego Convention Center.

Working with members of the EC family and the Los Angeles 3D Club, the comic is being converted into three dimensions for this debut, as intended over 60 years ago, but never completed. Highlighting a brief discussion lead by Ben Dickow (guest lecturer, Otis College of Art), Captured Aural Phantasy Theater will be dramatically reading excerpts from the unpublished comic, while the images are shown to the audience in 3D. But don’t worry! Special 3D glasses will be provided to enjoy the projected artwork!


In 1953 and 54, EC created 3D comics, jumping on the fad sweeping the country. Three comics were planned, but only two were published. The third, focused on sci-fi and fantasy stories, was dropped amid the fizzling of the fad and the comic industry’s run-ins with the Senate and censors. Los Angeles performance group Captured Aural Phantasy Theater has recently partnered with EC to premier the unpublished 3D issue at this event. A short discussion will talk about EC's involvement in 3D comics, the history of 3D comics and how these books connect with the comic controversies of 1954, which lead to the demise of EC’s legendary horror titles, such as Tales from the Crypt.


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!

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