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.
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
Oct. 6, 6:00 p.m. "The Breast Monologues", a play resented by the BM Company Sacramento. Written and directed by 20 year breast cancer survivor, Tia Lyn Elliott. This play is about the effects that breast cancer has on the survivor as well as the people connected to the survivor. It is a compilation of stories from beautiful women, sharing their breast experiences. This play will inspire, encourage, bring laughter and maybe a few tears. Tickets are $10 on eventbrite.com. For more information, go to thebreastmonologues.com or facebook.com
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
Nov. 4, afternoon : Violin recitals, students of Anna Adamov
November 10, evening: Sacramento Saturday Club performances
November 17 morning: Voice & Piano Recitals by students of Carolyn Booker
December 15 & 16 evenings: Recitals by Students of Natomas Music Square
December 22, Recitals by Students of Alicia Delliquadri
January 17, 28, 39, 2&atinee Jan 19, 2019: A play presented by Sarah Blair
February 23, 2019. Recitals by the student of Susan McVay
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Performance or Seminar
Rehearsals w/ Tech Booth $45 With piano $65. Working rehearsals of plays performed at Geery Theater. $30