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
July 13, 8pm, July 14 2 p.m & 8 pm, July 15 2 p.m: "Parameters - A One Act Festival with a Twist". Errant Phoenix Production: Four original one acts from Sacramento Locals--four new directors and a cast of flexible actors will first wow you with their talent, then hilarity will ensue when the audience gets to set the new parameters for the scene. It's a performance you will never forget! For tickets go to Errant Phoenix Productions. You might try parameters2018.brownpapertickets.com
August 8 morning: Kline Music Piano Workshop
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Performance or Seminar
Rehearsals w/ Tech Booth $45 With piano $65. Working rehearsals of plays performed at Geery Theater. $30