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 2019
January 18, 19, 26 @ 7:00 & Jan 19 & 26 @2:00 "Pirates of Penzance" presented by Sarah Blair Tickets $6, email Christine. email@example.com (as of 1/14/19 only 8 tickets left)
February 9: Whimsey & WishesEvent Entertainment presents "Love is a Fairytale: A Musical Sing-A-Long Performance". 2 pm & 7 pm shows. $15. for tickets go to www.whimsyandwishes.com. 916 470-9189 Lindsay Grimes-Adkins
February 23; Recitals by the students of Susan McVay
March 8,9,15, 16, evenings : "Once More With Feeling" a play by the Empire Arts Collective, Jessilee Windhaus
March 17 evening: Violin Recitals by students of Anna Adamov
March 29,30, Apr. 5, 6, 12, 13, evenings and Mar 21, Apr. 7 & 14 matinees: "Failure, A Love Story" a play presented by the Errant Phoenix Productions
May 2,3, evenings, 4 matinee: A Play by the Capital Innovations Academy
May 10 evening and May 1 1 matinee, Capital Opera production
May 18 morning: Recitals by the Students of Carolyn Booker
May 19: afternoon, Piano Recitals by students of Mary Louise Brown
May 31, June 1,2,6, 7, 8, 9: evenings and on Sundays Matinees: A new play by Alan Truax
Aug. 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 evenings: "City of Trees" a play written and produced by Jo
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Performance or Seminar
Rehearsals w/ Tech Booth $45 With piano $65. Working rehearsals of plays performed at Geery Theater. $30