HEAT: A Fire Cabaret

Seduction’s Flash Point

July 15-17, 2010  7PM



Slip into a forgotten era when fire prohibition was in full effect and the frigid masses were forced underground to seek HEAT. Explore our speakeasy, where bootleg fire boils the blood and inflames the desires of all who enter.

Join us for an evening of drinking, dancing and illicit fire with seductive performances both on the stage and throughout the studio from the denizens of HEAT. Join us for The Crucible’s first ever Fire Cabaret.

This fantastically fiery evening will be filled with walk-through performance installations, fire sculptures, industrial art demonstrations, photo opportunities and a theatrical stage show divided into four 15-minute chapters presented over the course of the night. Guests are encouraged to dress up and walk around this sizzling interactive experience.

Hear the sultry voice of Kim Nalley, one of the world’s best jazz and blues vocalists. Behold the mesmerizing aerial artistry of Scarlett & Axelrod, witness the death defying feats of Gravity Plays Favorites and Jennings & Xiaohong, be captivated byFou Fou Ha!and feel the HEAT from a variety of other hot performers.

Stroll through displays of Arc welding flash dance, jewelry peep show, torch cutting burlesque, MIG welding strip tease, TIG welding aerial and many more of the fiery industrial arts as only The Crucible can present.

Feel the radiance of outlawed fire sculptures from Justin Gray, Orion Fredericks, Vance Cearley and others. Experience the glow of illuminated creations from the Sun Brothers, Jeremy Lutes, and others.

Pose yourself for a photo in front of 1920’s vintage bootlegger cars by Jim Callahan and in the notorious Photo Boof. Come decked out in your Deco best… flappers, dandies, gangsters and molls. It’s the 20’s, so roar like you mean it!

Designed and Directed by Michael Sturtz

Please Note: This is a standing room only event with very limited seating. It is designed as a dress up, walk-through interactive experience. This show also contains mature content and situations that may not be suitable for young children.



Box Office Info
Event Location & Directions
The Cast
What to Wear
Photography & Video



Fire & Light Soirée and Art Auction

Thursday, July 15, 6pm

Join us for The Crucible’s annual Soirée! Guests will enjoy a delicious, fire-inspired, three-course dinner and spectacular live art auction featuring exquisite works by top Bay Area artists working in metal, glass and wood, as well as an exclusive opening night performance of Heat: A Fire Cabaret.

Learn more and purchase Soirée tickets…

Box Office

Our box office is located at The Crucible.
1260 7th Street
Oakland, CA 94607
Phone: (510) 444-0919, ext. 122

July 6-9
Week Before
July 10-11
Weekend Before
July 12-14
Week Of
Soirée Night – July 15
Day Of
For tickets for this day
up to 11:59pm, July 14
Friday Night – July 16
Day Of
3:30pm – 9:30pm
For tickets for this day
up to 11:59pm, July 15
Saturday Night – July 17
Day Of
3:30pm – 9:30pm
For tickets for this day
up to 11:59pm, July 16

To purchase tickets to the Fire & Light Soirée and Art Auction by phone, call (510) 444-0919 ext. 119.


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 costs $6, exact cash only. The other is the 5th Street lot by BART, which costs $5. Please do not park in lots owned by local businesses or the residential area behind The Crucible; your car may be towed.

Preferred Rates at the Executive Inn & Suites
Set on Oakland’s estuary, midway between Oakland International Airport and Downtown, this hotel is a great option. Special rates for friends of The Crucible start at just $69, with water view suites at $109. FREE: Shuttle to downtown and BART, Internet Access. Parking and Continental Breakfast

To get these great rates, reserve on line at: www.executiveinnoakland.com Enter your arrival and departure information, then select “group code” and enter Crucible


The Cast

Main Stage Performers

Kim Nalley Bandvocals and live music
Scarlett & Axelrodaerial, dance and acrobatics
Gravity Plays Favoritespole dancing
Jennings & Xaiohonghand to hand balancing
Tracy Piperacrobats
Fleeky Flancohand balancing and contortion
Breonna Noackcontortion
Fou Fou Ha!performance troupe extraordinaireTheatrical Demo Performers
Alysia Hook torch cutting burlesque
Luna Del Fuegotorch cutting burlesque
Shareese WheelerMIG welding strip-tease
Lauren Guajardo fire hooping burlesque
Avi KhalsaTIG welding contortion
Eve Adelfibelly dancing glass flameworking with violin
Jenny Atomikbridge crane aerial
Laura Lynn Balcerzakmezzanine pole dance
Rose Niskerflamenco tissue aerial
Carlos Oxfordaerial tissue
Shaina Dyani Johnson ARC welding flash dance
Katy Pomelov ARC welding flash dance
Delina Brooksafro-cuban blacksmithing dance
Larry Huntblacksmithing bucket beats

Photo by Eric Gillet & Anastazia Louise

What to Wear
This is a dress up affair, so start getting those beaded dresses and spats dusted off. The Crucible’s studio can also be chilly so bring layers.

Wikipedia Fashion Inspiration

Special Notes
This event contains mature content and situations that may not be suitable for young children. Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Guests are discouraged from bringing toddlers and infants. 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.

A designated smoking area will be available outside. There is no smoking inside The Crucible.

Photography and Video
Amateur photographers and videographers are welcome at this event. Pocket-sized video cameras (like flip cameras) are allowed; anything larger will need special permission and 48 hours noticed. Tripods for amateur photographers and videographers are not allowed. No flash photography is allowed for anyone. Please be respectful of fire and safety lines.

If you are a commercial photographer or videographer, or a member of the press, please stop by the media check-in table at the event entrance. If you require special needs or need to use a tripod, please contact us 48 hours in advance. No flash photography is allowed for anyone.

Guests and artists, please be aware that The Crucible is a public space. By attending or displaying your work, you are consenting to being photographed.

All photography and video questions can be directed to our Graphic Designer, Jennifer Harrity, at jennifer@thecrucible.org.

Event Rules
• No In/Out access
• No Outside food or drink
• Childern under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times
• No Pets (except service dogs)
• No Chairs
• No Tripods or Unipods
• No Flash Photos
• 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, or notify event staff or security at the event, and we will be happy to assist you. On-site ADA parking is available, and we can make arrangements for seating in the stage area as needed. The Crucible’s flooring is flat concrete with two small concrete ramps, so getting around inside the event area is straightforward.

Thank you to our sponsors:


Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc.