Jean Valjean - Aaron Robuck
Aaron graduated from The Australian Institute of Music (AIM) in 2012, where he performed as part of their productions of ‘Sweeney Todd’ (dir. Stuart Maunder) and ‘City of Angels’ (dir. Jennifer Murphy). He has now joined the staff there - working as a musical director, choreographer and vocal coach, as well as working on their major productions - notably Choreographing their 2016 production of ‘Into the Woods’ (dir. Tyran Parke) and their 2017 production of ‘Lucky Stiff’ (dir. Barry Quin). He also launched AIM's Alumni Theatre Company, Exclaim - starring in their production of ‘In the Heights’ as Usnavi. For Exclaim he was also Musical Director of their productions of ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ and ‘The Fantasticks’. He performed the opening number from 'Hamilton' for The American Australian Association, an audience that included Australian Prime Ministers (past and present) and President George W. Bush. He also wrote and starred in his own cabaret show, 'The Hardest Part of Love' as part of Sydney Fringe 2013, and has been co-composer/lyricist of two new Australian musicals. He also is a frequent actor in TV commercials, notably for KFC, Compare The Market, Aussie Home Loans and McDonalds. He is represented by Grayboy The Agency.
Other performance credits include Big Tim/Ensemble in Rags: a creative development workshop (NIDA - dir. Tyran Parke), Will in ‘Glory Days’ (Exclaim), Julian in ‘Dear World’ (Neglected Musicals - dir. Nicholas Hammond), Swing in 'Bring It On: The Musical (Supply Evolution), Sonny/Dance Captain in Squabbalogic’s ‘The Original Grease’ (dir. Jay James Moody), ‘Man 1’ in ‘Together Apart’ (Nick and Lincoln), was the Musical Director/Performer in Working Management/Live Ideas' Immersive Cabaret, 'Hidden Sydney: The Glittering Mile' at The World Bar, 'Peter Simmonds' in Supply Evolutions' production of 'bare: a pop opera' at The Depot Theatre and again at The New Theatre and starred as 'Tim' in 'Three In the Bed' at King Street Theatre as part of The Sydney Fringe 2017 (and again in January 2018 at The New Theatre). He is also a member of a new corporate group ‘Broadway Reimagined’ which performs new arrangements of classic Broadway tunes for functions and on cruises.
This will be Aaron’s 4th Beyond Cinema event - previously performing as part of The Titanic Experience, The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party and The Great Gatsby.
Rob McDougall is a graduate of Sydney Conservatorium and an established performer in the Australian Musical Theatre scene. He has appeared in Les Miserables, (Bishop of Deign/Cover Javert); Mephisto, and Faust and performed in 2018 at the Sydney Opera House in Assassins.
In 2017 & 2018 he produced,performed in and was the Musical Director for fundraising gala Epiphanies, featuring Kerri Anne Greenland and Daniel Belle.
Javert - Rob McDougall
Rebecca MacCallion holds a bachelor of music from the Australian National University and is a 2018 sponsored artist in the prestigious Pacific Opera Young Artist program.
This year Rebecca performed the roles of Alchemist , Sheep and Alternate Narrator in Candide alongside Caroline O’Connor at The Sydney Opera House Concert Hall. Rebecca featured as a soloist with Melbourne Opera’s touring production of Tosca, and sang the role of Musetta in excerpts of La Bohème in the company’s “Italian Opera Gala” concert in Canberra.
As a recitalist, Rebecca has performed in the acclaimed Resonate series at the AGNSW, the Crescendo series at the Sydney Opera House Utzon Room, and in ABC Classic FM’s Sunday Live series. Internationally, Rebecca has appeared as a featured artist at the Project Cancíon Español (Granada, Spain), the Accademia l’Ottocento (Lecce, Italy), and the Nikšić International Guitar Festival (Montenegro). In 2017, Rebecca released a CD of songs with guitar accompaniment on the acclaimed Tall Poppies label.
Equally at home in music theatre, Rebecca has sung to great acclaim the roles of Christine in The Phantom of the Opera, Cinderella in Into the Woods, and Maria in West Side Story, in various Sydney-based productions.
Eponine - Rebecca MacCallion
Daine is a 23 year old tenor living in Sydney. He has recently completed his Bachelor of Music Studies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and is continuing his vocal study under Glenn Winslade.
Recent staged roles include Dr Blind and Alfred (cover) in Operantics English/German adaptation of Die Fledermaus; and Luis in Rockdale Opera Company’s Gondoliers.
Daine performs in numerous concert and recital engagements around Sydney. Most recently, these include Pacific Opera’s Opera Gala in collaboration with the CSO, and at the Gold Dinner fundraiser for Sydney Children’s Hospital.
Marius - Dane Ellicott
Recently completing Pacific Opera’s 2018 Young Artist Program, Sophie made her stage debut in a production of West Side Story in the role of Consuelo, whilst understudying Maria. She has since gone on to perform the role of Christine in The Phantom of the Opera, Cosette in Les Misérables and was involved in Puccini’s La Bohème with Opera Queensland. Most recently, she has played the role of Mabel in the Toowoomba Empire Theatre’s production of The Pirates of Penzance. Sophie received praise from critics
Having made her Sydney Opera House debut earlier this year with Pacific Opera, Sophie further relished the opportunity to perform as a soloist for their A Mother’s Day Concert at the Independent Theatre. She is now proud to announce her opportunity to revisit the role of Maria in Opera Australia and GWB Entertainment’s 2019 touring production of West Side Story.
Cosette - Sophie Salvesani
Tom Stevenson discovered the theatre somewhat unconventionally: writing, directing and acting in the Macquarie University Law Revue. He graduated from Federation University (Sydney) in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts (Musical Theatre), and recently appeared as part of Little Triangle’s ‘A Little Cabaret’ as part of Sydney Fringe Festival 2018. His credits while training include; The Baker in Into The Woods (Sheridan Harbridge), the Caregiver/UPS delivery man in Working (Terence O’Connell), and Inspector Barnes in Bells Are Ringing (Grace Barnes). Tom enjoys writing and spends his free time writing and generally being silly. He is thrilled to be taking part in The Beyond Cinema Les Miserables Sing-A-Long as Enjorlas.
Enjolras - Tom Stevenson
Naomi is a graduate of WAAPA-Bachelor of Music Theatre.
She was most recently in the Australian tour of Les Miserables as part of the ensemble, covering Fantine and Factory Girl. Previously Naomi performed in Sport for Jove’s The Tempest, playing the role of Ariel while 5 months pregnant with her first child. Naomi performed in Wicked (Asia Tour) performing in the ensemble and covering Madame Morrible. She also appeared in William Finn's Elegies at Bennetts Lane Jazz Club, and an original song cycle which has been released on iTunes, "Together/Apart". Naomi has worked with Sport for Jove Theatre Company, playing roles in Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and As You Like It. In 2010 Naomi recorded the role of Kitty Clarke in the new Australian musical Morgan’s Run, written by Gavin Lockley, Colleen McCollough and accompanied by the Symphony of Australia. In 2011 Naomi performed in the award-winning production of The Libertine at The Darlinghurst Theatre and Andrew Lippa’s John and Jen as part of The Sydney Fringe Festival, where she received an Award for Excellence for her performance.