Lindsay Benner's


Date: Friday, June 23, 2017
PRE-RECEPTION: 8:00 p.m.
SHOW: 9:00 p.m.
POST RECEPTION: 10:00 p.m.
TICKETS: $20.00

This event is the second of a monthly collaboration between the Theater and the Los Angeles-based performer and is part of a series of events hosted by the Theater to foster and embolden the diverse and vibrant community of vaudevillian female artists in L.A.

Lindsay Benner, world renowned juggler and entertainer, hosts an EVENING SPECTACULAR of MAGNIFICENT TALENT and echoes of the bygone and golden era of Vaudevillian comedy.  

Featured talent of the night to be announced soon!


Burger records presents:
Gabriel Hart, Shana Cleveland & The Sandcastles
and Scott Yoder!

Date:  Saturday, May 27th, 2017
Time:  8:30 p.m.
Tickets: $20.00

Burger Records co-presents a night of cosmic-garage-folk with an amazing lineup of frontmen showing us their more sensitive side:

Gabriel Hart of Jail Weddings!

Shana Cleveland (of La Luz) & the Sandcastles!

and Scott Yoder of The Pharmacy, joining us from Seattle in support of his new album, !


$5.00 from each ticket sale goes directly towards our new "School House Rocks!" Program:

"Schoolhouse Rocks!" is a collaboration with Burger Records that supports field trips down to our historic theater. Proceeds from each Burger Records show will help to support a bus full of students to rock and roll their way down to the theater for a special puppet show field trip. 

Our first "Schoolhouse Rocks!" class comes from Millikan Middle School Charter and Performing Arts Magnet, and we are so excited to host them!

You come to dance... we bring the puppets... and the kids get a show! 

Subject: Los Angeles on Shifting Ground, intro by thom andersen!

Date:  Friday, May 26, 2017
Time:  8:00 p.m.
Tickets:  $20.00

The final installment of our four part series, Subject: Los Angeles on Shifting Ground is an evening that looks at L.A. as a site of natural and societal flux. With its earthquakes and mud slides, and its ability to rapidly remake itself, Los Angeles is a forgetful city; perhaps its only constant is its transformative potential.

The evening will examine the city's habit of erasure, as well as forms of collective recall, through disaster footage, visualizations of local wind patterns, documentation of lost neighborhoods and landmarks, contemporary marketing schemes for "historic downtown," a 16mm presentation of Thom Andersen's GET OUT OF THE CAR (2010), with an introduction from Thom, and a dance and live sound performance that explores community erasure and its impact on the body. Plus much more and of course, puppets!

Co-presented by:

          Free for members!

          Free for members!

Subject: Los Angeles is a collaboration between Kate Wolf and Courtney Stephens of Veggie Cloud, and KJ Relth of the UCLA Film and Television Archive. This series was made possible thanks to the support of Mark Quigley and Todd Wiener of the UCLA Film and Television Archive, Pat Rocco, the Rick Prelinger Archives, the Huell Howser Archive at Chapman University, and Janus Films.




Date:  Saturday, June 10th
Doors:  7:30 p.m.
Show:  8:00 p.m.
Advance Tickets: $20.00  | At Door:  $25.00

say Hooray to LA with comic book crimes they didn’t want you to see

For ONE NIGHT ONLY! NIGHT OF NOIR closes out the last night of the Bob Baker Marionette Theater’s recently unearthed, historic show “Hooray LA” with a fitting tribute to the City of Angeles.

Witness tales from the pages of vintage crime comic books – exposed! uncensored and LIVE! In this retro variety show, Captured Aural Phantasy Theater blows a kiss to its 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 sound effects, live cabaret music, thrilling acts, and, of course, puppets.

While LA was being immortalized in harsh blacks and whites 70 years ago, crime comics were the dominant genre. Like noir movies, comics were filled with sordid tales of love gone wrong, hearts broken and unhappily ever afters. 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!

... the unexpected                 romance...

... the unexpected                 romance...

 ...The mysterious dark-haired                                       beauty....

 ...The mysterious dark-haired                                       beauty....

   ... The troubled man with a                                       vendetta...

   ... The troubled man with a                                       vendetta...

                                          ... The cynical Detective....

                                          ... The cynical Detective....

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. Don't miss it!

These vintage tales are brought to life for the 21st Century along with the classic, show-stopping performances by the Bob Baker Marionettes, who have been making LA swoon for over 60 years.

♠ The show is open to all.

♠ Candy and refreshments will be available, even the adult kind.

♠ Part of the proceeds go to the Bob Baker Marionette Theater, as it builds plans for its future in Los Angeles.

For more about Captured Aural Phantasy Theater, visit