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.
September 23: Recitals by students of the Martucci School of Music
September 29 & 30: .DOG SEES GOD: CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE BLOCKHEAD
Friday, September 29 @ 8pm
Saturday, September 30 @ 8pm
Tickets available at www.sacstagedreadings.com....
October 22, 2023: Piano recitals by students of Ariel Lee
December 3; Sam Williams Show
December 16: Recitals by students of the Martucci School of Music
December 17: Violin recitals by students of Anna Adamov
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