THE RED TREE 

Based on the bestselling book by Shaun Tan

This is the story of a young girl who doesn’t want to get out of bed. Rise with her as she conquers her fears, embraces hope and takes control of her world, acknowledging that it’s okay to feel different.

Adapted from the acclaimed book by Shaun Tan, with script and lyrics by Hilary Bell and music by ARIA Award winning composer, Greta Gertler Gold this will delight musicians of all ages.

Sydney Opera House and Arts Centre Melbourne present a National Theatre of Parramatta production 


Sydney Opera House, July 6-10.
Arts Centre Melbourne, Aug 3-4.


Starring Nicola Bowman (as "Ava")
Featuring Band: Luke Escombe (as "Fish", The Vegetable Plot), Jess Ciampa (Sydney Symphony Orchestra) and Greta Gertler Gold.
Book & Lyrics by Hilary Bell
Music by Greta Gertler Gold
Based on the book by Shaun Tan
Directed by Neil Gooding
Produced by Joanne Kee (National Theatre of Parramatta)
Set and Costume Design by James Browne
Lighting by Verity Hampton
Video Media Design by Mic Gruchy
Music Direction by Greta Gertler Gold
Sound design and musical arrangements by Adam Gold
Additional sound design by David Grigg
Musician 'Wonderful Things' recording Barney McAll
Puppetry by Georgia Wohlfiel and Samantha Hickey
Production Manager Cara Woods
Stage Manager Ruth Horsfall
Assistant Director Christie Koppe
Sound engineers, Sydney Opera House - Damien Herbert and Annika Unsen

SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE TICKETS:
https://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/events/whats-on/book-now.html?productionnumber=171738&combo=0

MELBOURNE ARTS CENTRE TICKETS:
https://www.artscentremelbourne.com.au/whats-on/2019/theatre/the-red-tree

Original Cast Recording Available Here:
https://theredtreemusical.bandcamp.com/releases

THE RED TREE Songbooks and Digital Download Cards will also be available at the shows.

Please spread the word! #theredtreemusical #theredtree

In the 90s, indie rock band Triplight was poised on the knife edge of fame. But just before their first album was set to be released, the band tragically disappeared. Until tonight, 20 years later, when their charismatic lead singer Willow Spark will emerge from hiding to reckon with a past that will push her to the brink of life and death.

Starring Kristen Sieh, written by acclaimed Australian female artists, singer-songwriter Greta Gertler Gold and playwright Alexandra Collier and directed by Mia Rovegno, Triplight is an irreverent, quirky and dark new musical that explores the precarious life of a musician in the nostalgia-strewn past of New York City - with an original score that fuses indie pop and 90s rock. 

Starring Kristen Sieh
Featuring Tony Torn, Maya Sharpe, Jake Roa, Titus Tompkins, Caitlin Cobb-Vialet, Angel Lin, Gabrielle Cuadra, Guillermo Contreras
Book & Lyrics by Alexandra Collier
Music & Lyrics by Greta Gertler Gold
Directed by Mia Rovegno
Produced by Laura Been
Design by Kate Freer
Costumes by Whitney Locher
Movement by Katie Rose McLaughlin  
Music Direction by JoAnne Harris
Assistant Music Direction by Lucas Elijah Friedman

In the 90s, indie rock band Triplight was poised on the knife edge of fame. But just before their first album was set to be released, the band tragically disappeared. Until tonight, 20 years later, when their charismatic lead singer Willow Spark will emerge from hiding to reckon with a past that will push her to the brink of life and death.

Starring Kristen Sieh, written by acclaimed Australian female artists, singer-songwriter Greta Gertler Gold and playwright Alexandra Collier and directed by Mia Rovegno, Triplight is an irreverent, quirky and dark new musical that explores the precarious life of a musician in the nostalgia-strewn past of New York City - with an original score that fuses indie pop and 90s rock.

Starring Kristen Sieh Featuring Tony Torn, Maya Sharpe, Jake Roa, Titus Tompkins, Caitlin Cobb-Vialet, Angel Lin, Gabrielle Cuadra, Guillermo Contreras Book & Lyrics by Alexandra Collier Music & Lyrics by Greta Gertler Gold Directed by Mia Rovegno Produced by Laura Been Design by Kate Freer Costumes by Whitney Locher Movement by Katie Rose McLaughlin
Music Direction by JoAnne Harris Assistant Music Direction by Lucas Elijah Friedman

On SEPTEMBER 7, Greta & Friends will appear on ABC Radio's TGIF! with Richard Glover. Tune in at 4pm, or better still join the live audience! Details here: http://www.abc.net.au/radio/sydney/programs/drive/tgif/

On SEPTEMBER 7, Greta & Friends will appear on ABC Radio's TGIF! with Richard Glover. Tune in at 4pm, or better still join the live audience! Details here: http://www.abc.net.au/radio/sydney/programs/drive/tgif/

Poster by Aaron Meshon.

Poster by Aaron Meshon.

SYDNEY FRINGE FESTIVAL SHOW ANNOUNCED!!

GRETA GERTLER GOLD & FRIENDS:

SEPTEMBER 13, Leadbelly Newtown (Sydney, Australia)

Greta will be joined by a full band, including Adam D Gold (drums), Lara Goodridge (violin, vocals) and other special guest vocalists performing short excerpts of her rock musical Triplight (developed at Joe's Pub, Ucross, Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, The Tank and SPACE at Ryder Farm in collaboration with Australian playwright Alexandra Collier), The Red Tree (a collaboration with playwright/lyricist Hilary Bell, based on the book by Shaun Tan and produced by the National Theatre of Parramatta in 2017), Anna Hit  her musical in collaboration with Stew (TONY Award-winning creator of Passing Strange) and other musicals-in-progress in concert form.

Special guest vocalists will include: 

JODI PHILLIS (The Clouds)

JUSTINE CLARKE
TANIA BOWRA

JAK HOUSDEN (The Whitlams)

BONNIE STEWART

BEN FINK

MOSS JOHNSTON

and more TBA

Tickets Now Available Here: https://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/greta-gertler-gold-friends/104900

Please join us for a dazzling night of songs with guest vocalist/actors and string quartet. Click poster above for tickets! 
Very grateful for this beautiful artwork by our friend and neighbour, Aaron Meshon.

Please join us for a dazzling night of songs with guest vocalist/actors and string quartet. Click poster above for tickets! Very grateful for this beautiful artwork by our friend and neighbour, Aaron Meshon.

greta directs stunning New Music video for Alice Bierhorst's 'not like the movies'

Just discovered: A beautiful performance of one of Greta's songs!

'Charlie #3' by Greta Gertler Gold (music & lyrics) & Tim Freedman (lyrics) performed by The Whitlams and WA Symphony Orchestra

Catch 'Triplight' in workshop at The Tank (NYC), Dec 8 & 9!

Riverside Theatres presents a National Theatre of Parramatta production THE RED TREE 19 — 28 Oct 2017