The Crucible’s 12th Anniversary Benefit

January 14 & 15, 2011 • 7-11pm

(Doors open at 7pm and show starts at 8pm)

Press Release

A fiery benefit for The Crucible’s educational programs honoring the work of our founder, Michael Sturtz

To mark the departure of Crucible Founder Michael Sturtz from his role on The Crucible’s staff, we are celebrating his vision and creativity by bringing back the show-stopping greatest hits of performances past. The Crucible’s 12th Anniversary Benefit is a Revival – Crucible style. In the tradition of the theater, we are reviving our most beloved and spectacular moments. As for the traditional revival meeting – our approach may be irreverent but our objectives are pure: we’re seeking to engage and inspire our most loyal members and friends and to end each night with a new legion of Crucible converts.

Join Master of Ceremonies Mark Growden as he soulfully sings his way through a fast paced, jaw dropping line-up of music, dance, aerial, fire and much more. Expect reprisals of unforgettable moments from Crucible stage shows, stunning surprises and plenty of fire from a veritable Who’s Who of Bay Area favorites, including many Crucible friends and collaborators. We’ll also be showcasing the industrial arts in a whole new light as only The Crucible can. Faculty and students will perform amazing feats with glass, metal, fire and more.

This not to be missed event is an homage to Michael Sturtz’s 12 years of leadership and his visionary approach to blending the visual, industrial and performing arts. It’s also a benefit for The Crucible’s arts educational programs, dynamic events and community outreach. All proceeds from tickets sales will support The Crucible’s future programs and work with artists, students and audiences of all ages. By purchasing tickets, you are helping to keep the fire burning and to ensure our continued success in the years to come.



The revival lasts two nights only.

Expect performances of fervor that will fan the flames within your heart
and resurrect your desire to make your dreams into reality.

General admission bleacher seating will be available.

Performances by
Mark Growden, Eric McFadden, Loop!Station, Scarlett + Axelrod, Rose Nisker & Juan Del Valle, Copper Lantern Fire Theater, Axis Dance Company, Flavor Group with Iron Monkey & special guests, Kristina Nekyia, Dan Cantrell, Marisa Lenhardt, Fleeky Flanco, Christine Marie, Jill Parker and the Foxglove Sweethearts, Aziz Abbatiello and many more

4pyre²” by Christopher Schardt
The Oracle Fire Fountain” by Kristina Kokonis and David Kitts

Revival, V.I.P. Style
Experience Crucible Revival in style by upgrading to V.I.P tickets. For a ticket price of $120 ($50 of which is a tax-deductible contribution), you’ll have your very own V.I.P. entrance, premium floor seating, hosted bar and delicious hors d’oeuvres. Support The Crucible and receive V.I.P. treatment.

Benefits for Crucible Members
Crucible members will receive up to four discounted tickets for Crucible Revival, and members at the Inferno level and above will receive Concierge Service, including reserved seating during the performance. Not a member or recently lapsed? Join or renew here, or call The Crucible’s Development Office at (510) 444-0919, ext. 110.


Can’t make the event?

Make a 100% tax-deductible donation to support Crucible programs.


Also Not To Be Missed…
Register for a class during this event and save 20% or even 25% off class tuition for the winter quarter.– New students receive a 20% discount
– Crucible members receive a 25% discount* Class cost comprises tuition and studio costs; discount is on tuition only. Discount cannot be applied to classes for which you have already registered. There is limited space for discounted tuition available in each class, and this offer cannot be combined with any other offers, volunteer/intern hours or coupons. Not good for Family Fun Weekends, Tasters, Labs or CREATE access.Box Office
Our box office is located at The Crucible.
1260 7th Street
Oakland, CA 94607
Phone: (510) 444-0919, ext. 122Buy tickets in advance online, by phone, and in-person at a discounted price.
Advance ticket prices are available until 6pm the night of each performance.

By Phone
January 3 – 13 (Mon-Thurs)
Friday Night – Jan 14
2pm – 10pm
2pm – 4pm
Saturday Night – Jan 15
2pm – 10pm
2pm – 4pm

** Online tickets sales are cut off at 11:59pm the night before each performance.



At Door


Event Location & Directions
The event will be located at:
The Crucible
1260 7th Street
Oakland, CA 94607
The Crucible has a very small parking lot on the corner of 7th & Union that will be available for disabled placard parking only. Those spaces are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and go quickly. There are also two paid parking lots that will be staffed. One is on Kirkham Avenue and the other is the 5th Street lot by BART. Please do not park in lots owned by local businesses or the residential area behind The Crucible; your car may be towed.Public Transit
Ditch the car and don’t worry about parking – The Crucible is easily accessible by BART!
From the West Oakland BART Station, exit onto 7th Street, turn right and walk 2 blocks east to Union (at the 2nd light). The Crucible is on the northwest corner of 7th & Union, at 1260 7th Street. To plan your BART trip, visit to Wear
The Crucible is protected from the elements, but not the temperature. Please be prepared for cold winter temperatures.Special Notes
Every guest regardless of age must purchase a ticket. Guests may be subject to loud noises, bursts of flame, amplified music or strobe-like effects.Youth Under 18
Every guest regardless of age must purchase a ticket. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. This show also contains mature content and situations that may not be suitable for young children.Smoking
A designated smoking area will be available outside. There is no smoking inside The Crucible.

Photography and Video
Absolutely no professional photography or video equipment or flash is allowed at this event! Small pocket cameras are okay, please just turn of your flash.

If you are a member of the press, there will be a press preview night scheduled for photos, video and interviews to be acquired. To request an invitation to rehearsals please contact Jennifer Harrity at Press and media folks only please.

Event Rules
• No In/Out access
• No Outside food or drink
• Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times
• No Pets (except service dogs)
• No Chairs
• No Professional Photography or Video Equipment
• No Flash Photography
• No Roller-skates or heelys
• Smoking is only permitted in designated smoking areas
• No uncontracted fire performance or vending of any kind

Persons with Disabilities and Special Needs
We are pleased to accommodate guests with disabilities or other special needs. If you require disability-related assistance, contact (510) 444-0919, ext. 122 in advance, and we will be happy to assist you. The Crucible’s flooring is flat concrete with two small concrete ramps, so getting around inside the event area is straightforward.