They're finally developing that parcel of land in the 5500 block of Hollywood Boulevard on which the Velaslavasay Panorama stood for many years. The Panorama the only modern immersive artistic experience apart from 3-D and that tank in Altered States is an all-encompassing 360-degree creative discipline, other examples of which stretch from Australia to Iraq. The Velaslavasay Panorama lived on that Hollywood lot in the Tswuun-Tswuun Rotunda from 2001 through 2004, at which point the Rotunda and its lush gardens gave way to an Eden of filth and weeds. Fast-forward to its current home in West Adams at the old Union Theatre, and this year's Panorama of Horrors Spook Show. Captured Aural Phantasy Theater a longtime local troupe combining all of the virtues of radio and live vaudeville with none of the scratchiness of either airwaves or suits brings pre-Code comic-book terror to life with enough horror to make Dr. Fredric Wertham spin in his grave. Also on the schedule: a seance, some siren's sultry singing and music by members of the ghastly surf band the Noble Gasses. Oxygen not available at press time; wear masks! Velaslavasay Panorama, 1122 W. 24th St.; Fri., Oct. 28, 8 p.m.; $10. (213) 746-2166, capturedauralphantasy.com.
Fri., Oct. 28, 2011