National Theatre of Parramatta presents a new musical theatre work based on Shaun Tan’s award-winning book, The Red Tree. A young girl living within the confines of her bedroom conquers her fears and anxieties in a whimsical tale of origami boats, musical interludes led by giant fish and colourful parades. The Red Tree is adapted by award-winning writer Hilary Bell with music by ARIA award-winning songwriter and composer Greta Gertler. Directed by Neil Gooding. Riverside Theatre, Lennox Theatre, corner Market and Church streets, Parramatta. Tickets: $22-$39. Bookings: (02) 8839 3399 or online. Duration: 75min, no interval. October 19-28. Buyer and Cellar Jonathan Tolins’s awardwinning comedy Buyer and Cellar is a production of hero worship and celebrities. For Alex (Ben Gerrard), a new job working in a shopping mall in the basement of Barbra Streisand’s mansion should be a dream come true. But working for the revered Hollywood star begins to take a toll on Alex’s personal relationships as he attempts to balance his own life with the mesmerising glamour of his eccentric employer. Ensemble Theatre, 78 McDougall Street, Sydney. Tickets: $42-$67. Bookings: (02) 9929 0644 or online. Duration: 1hr 30min, no interval. October 6-November 12. European Old Masters: 16th-19th Century For European Old Masters, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery will hang 25 works by leading Italian, French and British artists of the High Renaissance, baroque, rococo and romantic periods. The works have been home to the Art Gallery of NSW for the past 30 years. European Old Masters offer insights into ages and cultures far from our own. Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, 782 Kingsway, Gymea, Sydney. Opens Thursday. Inquiries: (02) 8536 5700 or online. Until December 3. While You are Sleeping Jun Chen explores facets of the psyche involved in perception, intuition and dreaming for his most recent exhibition. Chen’s photography pertains to familiar places, which may then become part of foreign ideas while we dream. Pictured, Phone Booth (2016). Gaffa Gallery, 281 Clarence Street, Sydney. Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. Inquiries: (02) 9283 4273 or online. Until Monday. Clay Wood Salt: From Hovea to Sydney Respected Australian potter Greg Crowe displays a range of functional gas-fired stoneware exploring form and texture through soft, quiet glazes. Mansfield Ceramics, 99 Crown Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney. Wed-Fri, 11am-4pm; Sat, noon4pm. Inquiries: 02 9332 4379 or online. Until October 6.