The W. J. Geery Theater is located in this 1899 historic Victorian in which the Pease Conservatory of Music has existed since 1921. This was and is the recital hall which also became a venue for plays in the 1970s when the Sacramento Experimental Theater leased the hall and became in 1986 the Show Below that produced award winning plays until 1995. Wm. J. " Bill" Geery was the actor & singer who owned the building and was the step-father of the current owners, Diane Heinzer and her deceased sister, Joan Bales. Bill's aunt and uncle were Mr. & Mrs. Pease who established the Pease Conservatory of Music.
A Variety of Events
The W. J. Geery Theater is wonderful for intimate plays and still great for award winning original plays, such as "Echoes in the Heart". The concert grand piano is great for musicals, concerts, small operas, recitals of music students, Stand -up comedians have filled the theater with laughter. Graham Sobelman produced his first "Grahamaramas" here for over two years. And the Samantics still perform some of their hilarious and unusual cabarets here.
Upcoming events in 2018
August 8 morning: Kline Music Piano Workshop
August 24, 25, 26, 6:30 p.m., Aug 26 1:30 matinee: "Beyond Therapy", a play presented by Beautiful Day Theatre Company. Join us as we explore how much someone is willing to put up with for companionship. Some want it all, some want it fast and others don't know what they want! By the end I think we can all agree that there are people Beyond Therapy. Tickets, $13 - $15 at the door or online at beyondtherapybdtc.brownpapertickets.com Search Beautiful Day Theatre Company. For more information go to instagram@beautifuldaytc
October 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, evenings: "Constellations" a play by Errant Phoenix Productions. This spellbinding, romantic journey begins with a simple encounter between a man and a woman. But what happens next defies the boundaries of the world we think we know,--delving into the infinite possibilities of their relationship and raising questions about the difference between choice and destiny. Tickets $18 online and $20 at the door. $16 for seniors, students, military, and SARTA. For more information go to errant phoenix.com
October 27 & 28 evenings: Recitals by students of Natomas Music Square
December 15 & 16 evenings: Recitals by Students of Natomas Music Square
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Performance or Seminar
Rehearsals w/ Tech Booth $45 With piano $65. Working rehearsals of plays performed at Geery Theater. $30