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 Davidson Heinzer and the family trust of her deceased sister, Joan Bales. Bill's aunt and uncle were Mr. & Mrs. Pease who established the Pease Conservatory of Music.
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 performed some of their hilarious and unusual cabarets here.
Wednesdays except May 1, 4 pm Youth Fiddle Club, 6:30 pm Adult Beginning strings, 7:30 pm Community Chamber Ensemble: All with Ingrid Peters : Director, Founder of Sacramento Institute for Music & the Arts www.SacIMA.org located in the Pease Conservatory of Music 916 242-8342
February 25: Violin Recitals by students of Ingrid Peters
February 29: Magic Show on Leap Year by Shane Romick
March 23: Recitals by students of Martucci Music
March 30: Violin Recitals by students of Ingrid Peters
April 20: Violin Recitals by students of Anna Adamov
April 27: Violin Recitals by students of Ingrid Peters
May 3 & 4 evening and May 5 matinee: Play by the students of CI Academy
May 26: Violin Recitals by Students of Ingrid Peters
June 22: Recitals by students of Martucci Music
A live theater in the basement of an historical Victorian home, with excellent acoustics , good for non-amplified sound, with a decibel limit not to exceed 80 decibels for over 3 minutes. Not for movies. In the heart of Midtown Sacramento on the corner of 22nd and L Streets.
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Rehearsals or Auditions without piano per day
Rehearsals or Auditions with piano - per day
Performances or Recitals without piano - per day
Performances or Recitals with piano - per day
Use of Tech Booth - per day
Required Tech Booth Orientation - once per life-time - per person
Pease Teachers Discount - 25%
SECURITY DEPOSIT FOR ALL RENTALS - Refundable, less changed damage