South Pacific, Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre, May 2017

Picture: Paul Rovere
Picture: Paul Rovere

Off the back of a successful 12 months, Illawarra On Pointe Productions are expanding and preparing to stage their first musical in the Shoalhaven during May - the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic South Pacific.

The show, which is currently calling for auditions, will be presented in concert form with cast and a symphony orchestra but without elaborate sets or costumes.

The company, originally formed as a simple orchestra to fill a musical void in the community, has grown from strength to strength to produce large scale works such as The Nutcracker.

Their biggest work to date ran at the Illawarra Performing Arts Centre in July and included 60 dancers, a 40-piece orchestra and a 20-piece choir.

Actors and singers interested in auditioning for their South Pacific can find out more at an information session at Nowra School of Arts, January 19 at 7pm.

Auditions will be held on January 21 from 9:30am to 2pm and January 22 from 9:30am to 12pm.

For more information email Ryley Gillen,