cast & crew
Tom Kelly - MASKULL
Tom Kelly is beyond excited to be originating the role of Maskull in A Voyage to Arcturus. Studying acting with Sydney Theatre School and training vocal with Todd Keys, Tom has been seen in numerous leading musical theatre roles on the Central Coast with Gosford Musical Society and Jopuka. Credits include: J.D. in “Heathers” (2019), Lt Joseph Cable in “South Pacific” (2019), Emmett Forest in “Legally Blonde Jr” (2019), Alex the Lion in “Madagascar: A Musical Adventure” (2019), Tinman in “The Wiz” (2018) and Cat in “Honk!” (2018).
Tom was also part of the originating cast of NIDA produced rock music musical “Big Blue Sky” (2018) detailing the life of Midnight Oil frontman Peter Garrett. Tom also performs as the vocalist for New Empire Ballroom Ragtime Dance Orchestra.
Jess Calvert-Pennings - SERAPHINA
Jess has been performing since she was 4 years old, singing dancing and acting. She has performed in many productions of musicals throughout the years, as a member of the ensemble, a featured dancer and a lead. She was a student at Cheryl Warwick Dance Academy and Capital Performing Studios for 10 years. She also represented NSW in the national championship for school aerobics for three years in a row and has trained at Sydney Trapeze School for 5 years.
Jess would love to further her passion in performing arts into a career, starting with auditioning for Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) in 2020 in the Diploma of Musical Theatre Course.
Phil Moore - KRAG / BROODVOIL / HAUNTE
Book/Music/Lyrics. Producer, Director.
Aside from being the show’s writer and composer, Phil is also playing the role of Krag (among others).
Phil has a diverse background in theatre, music and film; as performer, writer, composer, director and more. He has made two feature films and over a dozen shorts. Written four musicals as well as other stage works. Published a novel (the first in a series), and released standalone music under the project band name GuffNasm. To find out more about Phil’s adventures visit www.philmoore.net
Grace Marie Oldfield - JOIWIND / SULLENBODE
Grace Marie has enjoyed storytelling ever since she could remember, constantly indulging in books and movie musicals. After singing alone in her room for years, she finally pursued professional vocal training in 2012 and has continued training in a variety of styles ever since. After finishing her HSC last year she has launched straight into a Certificate IV of Musical Theatre at Palm Theatre Co, where she has been learning skills in acting, singing and dancing. When not doing musical theatre, Grace writes her own stories that she hopes to get published one day.
Her theatre credits include Central Coast Opera’s Carmen (Ensemble) and Godspell (Uzo). The roles of Joiwind and Sullenbode are the dream roles she never knew she wanted, and she is excited to share Maskull’s journey with the world.
Kasey McKenzie - TYDOMIN / EARTHRID
Daphne Rivers - OCEAXE / GLEAMEIL / THIRE
Daphne’s grandfather introduced her to the piano at a young age, and from earliest memories, music became her voice. Bach and Beethoven were played equally alongside The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, and Motown standards in their household. Playing multiple instruments and singing in local bands paved the way for a career in music, until star gazing took precedence over song writing.
Winning a scholarship to study Astrophysics in the USA, Daphne put performing music on pause, but not her love for it. A chance meeting with legendary actor and producer, David Winters of West Side Story fame, saw her being encouraged and mentored to pursue the ARTS professionally.
An accomplished violinist, vocalist, actor and voice-over artist, Daphne is thrilled to be home after extensively touring, and extremely proud to be joining the cast of A Voyage To Arcturus.
Lindsey Stillwell - PANAWE / ARG / AMFUSE
Lindsey is a multi-disciplinary performing artist with a passion for storytelling, activism, and the human experience. She has been an entertainer, singer and performer since she was a child, and in 2017 wrote, produced and directed her first one-human show, 'Lady Zee: Dragtivist & Queen', a variety show weaving together poetry, dance, lip-sync, drag and comedy in the re-telling of her story of reclaiming her body and sexuality after multiple accounts of sexual assault, and advocating for boundaries, consent and sexual assault prevention, and a cultural shift towards body love. She is honoured to be part of the very first production of A Voyage to Arcturus, and as an androgynous actor, is delighted to play the role of Panawe.
Jerome Varlet-Green - BACKHOUSE / FATURE / CORPANG
Since he began as a teenager, theatre has become one Jerome's greatest passions in performance. From that first true taste of the stage as Lysander in a high school production of A Midsummer Night's Dream Jerome caught the performance bug and has continued to perform ever since. Entering the musical theatre scene in 2014 Jerome started in the ensemble of BMSI's production of The Wedding Singer and two years later he earned the lead role as Robbie Hart in HMS's 2016 production. From that first year Jerome has performed a range of roles and shows including The Mikado, Alice In Wonderland (BMSI), Shrek the Musical (AIPA), Starship Rob, The Red Planet (DRAMAC), In The Heights, Singin' In The Rain (Blackout Theatre Co.), FOUND! The Musical (Whimsical Productions), and Meet The Transylvanians (Glasshouse Productions).
Beyond his love of theatre Jerome aspires to perform in film and television as well as to write and produce his own scripts and music. Jerome is absolutely thrilled to be performing in another new musical and to be working with a lovely new cast. Jerome would also like to thank his family and friends for believing in him and their truly endless support without which things would be much harder.
Liam Faulkner-Dimond - CRIMTYPHON / POLECRAB / FACENY
Liam has loved theatre ever since he was placed in a group singing class when he was 4. He has gone on to attend Hunter School of the Performing Arts whilst majoring in music, as well as being a part of many shows at Gosford Musical Society which include Tom Sawyer, A Christmas Carol and High School Musical 2, playing major and minor roles. Liam's largest achievements include being a Featured Artist in The Art's Unit's School's Spectacular which was held at Qudos Bank Arena and aired on Channel 7 and Channel 9. Another major achievement was when he was cast in the original Australian cast of The Addams Family playing the role of Pugsley Addams for the company New Theatricals at the Sydney Capitol Theatre.
Liam is currently studying his Diploma in Musical Theatre at Palm Studios Co, whilst also receiving private vocal lessons from Nate Butler. Liam is incredibly excited to take part in this amazing and magical adventure, and can't wait to join such a lovely and wickedly talented cast, as well as the creative team, on this amazing journey into the unknown.
Tina A.Wake - COSTUME & WIG DESIGN
Tina studied Fashion design/production at East Sydney Tech and had a ew of her own labels in the 90's. She has always liked to be different and has a good eye for the quirky and unique.
Amanda Thompson - PROPS & SET-PIECES
I am a dedicated, inventive and passionate Theatre Practitioner, who specialises in areas of Production Design. This includes Prop Making/Designer/Buyer, Set Designer, Art Director, Production Designer, Art Installation and Graphic Design.
I have developed a high-level visual style of props, which has enhanced my understanding of performance design practices. I have worked on Set Designing/ Dressing and Prop making for Theatres and Films in NSW and Victoria.