Nowra, July 12-21
The multi (CAT) award winning Albatross Musical Theatre Company's production, Wicked, tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two girls who first meet as sorcery students at Shiz University: the blonde and very popular, Glinda and a misunderstood green girl named Elphaba. Following an encounter with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, their friendship reaches a crossroads and their lives take very different paths. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West. With a full orchestra in the pit and over fifty in the cast, this show promises to make Witches fly, levitate and of course you can't go past the magic of theatre. Wicked is a family musical event at the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre - the perfect entertainment this July school holidays. For show times and tickets, visit the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre's website.
Nowra, July 26-27
Two "rock stars" of Australian children's literature, Jacqueline Harvey and Jack Heath, have booked their adventure for this month's Shoalhaven Readers and Writers Festival. The writers will be in town for a program of school visits and free author talks, headlining the second ever festival, which carries the theme of "Adventures in Reading". There will be a special screening of "The Public" for adults at The Roxy on the Friday night, with author talks for children at the Nowra Library on the Saturday. With a focus on young readers, this year's festival will inspire. To read more, click here.
Night for Brian
Murrah, July 20
Bermagui father and musician Brian Boulter was diagnosed with melanoma last August. While his prognosis was initially positive, it was recently discovered he had developed leptomeningeal disease, a rare, terminal complication of cancer. In order to support Mr Boulter, his children - three of which are aged under 13 - and partner of 19 years Jemma Wright are excited to host a music night fundraiser. The Murrah Hall is located between Bermagui and Tathra, 2989 Tathra-Bermagui Rd. Tickets are $20 and doors open from 6.30pm. The line-up includes Martin Fowler, Maggie McKinney and the Footloose Strangers featuring Bob Harris, Jacqui Holmes and the Scaramouche, Critical Fever, Fractured Minds and The Gulls. To read more, click here.
The Twist Factory
Narooma, July 20
Jump in and grab a ticket for a fantastic night of great music with 'The Pete Cornelius Band' Live at the Twist Factory Narooma. Great music along with great food and the killer sound system. Children are welcome and free. It's been 20 years since Pete Cornelius and his amazing band last visit to Narooma. It will be guaranteed a red hot night of music. Tickets available at stpproductions.com.au
Never Ending 80s
Merimbula, July 27
It's a battle of the decades, 80s vs 90s at Club Sapphire, Merimbula. Which side will you be on? The best pop hits of both decades will be served up in a song-for-song battle and the crowd decides who wins. Doors open at 8pm. This is an 18+ event.