Musical Theatre Panel

Will ConyersPanel Chair

Kim Bishop

KIM BISHOP was nominated for a 2016 Green Room Award (along side Kinky Boots and Matilda) for his costume design on The Light In The Piazza. (Life Like Company). He was also Costume Designer for Jesus Christ Superstar (The Production Company) City Of Angels (Life Like Company), Doubt, A Parable (RL Productions), CrossXRoads (Chapel Off Chapel), The 39 Steps and They’re Playing Our Song (HIT Productions), Barassi – The Stage Show (Athenaeum Theatre), Singin’ In The Rain, The Producers, Kismet, The Boy From Oz, The King & I, The Boyfriend, Crazy For You, Mame, Damn Yankees, 42nd Street and Sweet Charity (The Production Company). He has also toured as Head of Wardrobe on many large scale shows including Dusty, The King & I, Joseph and The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, South Pacific, The Rocky Horror Show, Aida – The Spectacular, The Boy From Oz, Singin’ In The Rain, Shout and Moonshadow. Kim also toured the world for some years as Wardrobe Manager with ice dancers Torvill and Dean, playing everywhere from his home town Melbourne to Las Vegas, Madison Square Garden and Wembley. Visit his website at

Sally Bourne

SALLY BOURNE has been appearing in musicals for over 30 years. Her first professional job was in the title role in the original Australian production of Annie. She also appeared in the Australian casts of Nine and Les Miserables before moving to London in 1991. Sally worked in the West End for over 10 years in Les Miserables, Jesus Christ Superstar, A, My Name is Alice, My Fair Lady, Hey Mr Producer and in the original cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber/Ben Elton musical The Beautiful Game. Prior to returning to Australia, Sally created the role of Andrea in the world premier production of Jerry Springer the Opera at the Royal National Theatre in London. Sally can be seen in the movie Evita playing Eva Peron’s maid.

Jamie Henson

JAMIE HENSON is a lecturer in Live Production and Technical Services, Specialist Make-up and Circus Arts at Melbourne Polytechnic. Jamie's expansive career has included roles such as Lighting Designer, Production Manager, Tour Manager, Properties Master and Technical Services Manager for productions Australia wide. His career highlights include lighting design for The Right (Performing Lines), Bijous Secret (16th Street Studios), Wonderland Spiegel Tent (Melbourne Comedy Festival), SEEKERS 50th Reunion Tour Australia (for two National Tours), COSI and Driving Miss Daisy (HIT Productions), The Impresario, Prima La Musica, Poi Le Parole (Lyric Opera) and SING SING in Townsville (Queensland Music Festival). Jamie has also spent many decades working in Production Management for companies such as The Entertainment Store, HIT Productions, Dance North, David Atkins Enterprises, International Concert Attractions and Sydney Theatre Company.

James Millar

Rebecca Moore

REBECCA MOORE trained in Music Theatre at the VCA, and in New York at The Open Jar Institute. Rebecca’s Musical Theatre credits include; 'Motherhood the Musical' ‘Calvin Berger’, ’Children of Eden’, 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee' and 'NINE: The Musical in Concert.' Rebecca has been in a number of cabarets including; 'Like Love' and 'Things that Don’t Belong to Me' and is a member of 4-part female a cappella group, Ginger and Tonic. Her musical workshops include; 'Pink', 'Just Deserts', 'The White Mouse', 'NED', 'Lawson's Women' and ‘Housewarming'. Rebecca is a trustee board member for the Ron and Margaret Dobell Foundation and is passionate about the cultivation of diversity within Melbourne’s music theatre scene, the training of young performers and the development of new works.

Jackie Rees

Thern Reynolds

Kellie Rode

KELLIE RODE graduated from WAAPA in 2000. In 2001 she performed in the original Australian cast of Mamma Mia! She took over the leading role of Sophie at the Sydney premiere, throughout Australia, New Zealand and Asia from 2002-2005. In 2006 Kellie performed in the critically acclaimed musical Virgins (Dean Bryant & Matthew Frank) at the Malthouse earning her a Green Rom Award nomination, also touring to New York City for the NY Musical Theatre Festival. In 2006 she was invited to perform in Mandy Patinkin's Masterclass at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival. In 2012 Kellie performed the leading role in Matthew Robinson's workshop of Atlantis in New York City which she also performed in Melbourne in 2014. She was twice invited to perform excerpts of Atlantis at the Australian Embassy in Washington DC. Since 2010 Kellie has produced and performed in her own corporate act, The Divine Sisters, based on the 1940's trio The Andrew Sisters. She appeared on screen as Catriona in House Husbands before studying with Craig Carnelia in New York City throughout 2013. Kellie is thrilled to be performing the role of Lora Lee in Nick Enright and Max Lambert's Miracle City in 2017 & 2018.