Captured Aural Phantasy Theater is an LA-based theater troupe that combines pop culture references with the stage, and they’re bringing their brand of lunacy to this year’s Long Beach Comic Con, which is coming right for you Sept, 17-18 in Long Beach, as usual. The programming is just rollign out and ehre’s a first look.
CPTALA will present two panels based on their performances, which “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.”
Comics and the stage have had a more successful history than you might think, if all you know is Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark. A few years ago there was a comics theater festival here in NYC, and the popularity of podcasts have led to a surge in multi-media live experiences. And Annie.
At Long Beach CAPTLA continues this tradition. They’ll holda panel about the group and a present a show based on the 1954 comic book hearings.
CAPTURED refers to the fact that most of what we interpret are existing pieces of pop culture, cast off over time and unearthed by us. We capture them, shine them up and bring them back to life for you, our audience. We’re like live found-object artists, just for you!
AURAL is a nod to how we usually stage our stories, like an old radio show, with our performers reading scripts on our trusty music stands. Much of our performance style is rooted in our voices, thus aural, having to do with sound.
PHANTASY refers to how good we look.
THEATER lets everyone know that we’re doing this live (except for our filmed pieces) and that we’re not Captured Aural Phantasy School or Captured Aural Phantasy Street or something like that.Comics Come Alive – and You Can, Too: The Official Captured Aural Phantasy Theater Panel
Saturday, 2:00pm – 3:00pmDo you love comics? Do you love theater? Would your mind be blown if you could somehow merge these two loves together? For the low price of showing up, we’ll show you how! 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. A can’t-miss panel with demonstrations given, questions answered, and worlds changed. A guaranteed good time!TALES FROM THE COMIC BOOK CRACK DOWN
Sunday, 2:00pm-3:30pmSin-fluential comic stories comin’ at ya LIVE and uncensored! Captured Aural Phantasy Theater, the premier live comics performance group, will be bringing its show TALES FROM THE COMIC BOOK CRACK DOWN to the Comic Con stage. In 1954, the US Senate put comics like “Tales from the Crypt” on trail for corrupting the youth of America. That true story comes to life, complete with performances of some of the outlaw comics, in a show that combines entertainment and history.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.