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Picnic at Hanging Rock

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A musical based on the novel by Joan Lindsay

Book and Lyrics by Hilary Bell
Music by Greta Gertler Gold
Directed by Jo Bonney

"We're here, and we’re gone."

(Nov 2023)

Pictured at Open Jar Studios after our first NYC reading of 'Picnic at Hanging Rock' musical last week. Top row, L-R: Greta Gertler Gold (Composer/ Producer), Todd Sickafoose (Orchestrator/Bass), Amanda Morton (Music Director), Jeremy Konopka (Actor), Rajeer Alford (Actor), Elena Camp (Actor), Katie Geissinger (Actor), Arabella Powell (Stage Manager), Emily Bautista (Actor), Mandisa Reed (Assistant Stage Manager), Shira Wolf (KGM Theatrical). Bottom Row, L-R: Hilary Bell (Book & Lyrics), Jo Bonney (Director), Aydan Cohen (Production Assistant), Sasha Bartol (Associate Music Director), Livvy Marcus (Actor), Bailee Endebrock (Actor), Lyda Jade Harlan (Actor). Photo by Mike Benigno. More news coming soon!

PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK is a new musical about the unexplained disappearance of three schoolgirls and a teacher on Valentine's Day 1900, and the ripple effect on the lives of those left behind.

Moving between the elite Appleyard College for Young Ladies and the striking landscape of Hanging Rock (known by its traditional language groups as Ngannelong), the mystery has captivated people since the book's publication in 1967. It has been adapted in various forms (notably Peter Weir's film), creating a ripple effect of its own..

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