Meet the Cast of Aladdin!
Samantha Hewes Cramer
Samantha Hewes Cramer is thrilled to be back! Performing Credits: Rita in White Christmas, Velma in West Side Story, Gertie in Oklahoma!, Lorraine in 42nd Street (Fulton Theatre), Sarah Kines in Seven Brides… (Maine State Music Theatre), Ensemble in High School Musical 2 (Theater of the Stars), Jennyanydots in Cats (Beef and Boards and Prather Productions). Choreography credits: Footloose and Gypsy (Fulton Theatre) Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Mary Poppins, Anything Goes, West Side Story, and Crazy for You (Prather Productions). Samantha directors/choreographs for Reynolds Middle School’s spring musical, teaches dance at Rage Box Dance Center and fitness at Bull Ridge Fitness.
Guard Schmendrick, Vanity, High Priest
Tour/International — South Pacific (Lt. Joe Cable); Hinton Battle’s American Variety Bang (Featured Singer). Regional — Papermill: Grease (Kenickie); Arkansas Rep: White Christmas (Bob Wallace); Walnut Street Theatre: Miss Saigon (Ensemble); 11th Hour Theatre Company: RENT (Steven/Ensemble); Fulton Theatre: Sweeney Todd (Ensemble); BFA, U of Arts. Thanks to Marc, The Mine, RAVE Talent, and his family! For my Hannah. @shanemdonovan
National Tours: Bye, Bye, Birdie (starring Troy Donahue), Big River (Lafe, Counselor Robinson), Barry Manilow’s Copacabana (Sam Silver) and Seussical, the Musical (Horton the Elephant). Off-Broadway: Face The Music (Hal Reisman). Regional: Into the Woods (The Baker), The Sound of Music (Max Detwiler), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Goran), Carousel (Enoch Snow), The All Night Strut (Man #2), Do Black Patent Leather Shoes… (Louis Schlang), Crazy for You (Lank Hawkins), Tomfoolery (Randall – Shelly Award), Little Shop Of Horrors (Orin Scrivello), Steve Martin’s Picasso At The Lapin Agile (Schmendiman), Noises Off (Gary Lejune), Bus Stop (Carl), Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (Reverend Tooker), and Lend Me A Tenor (Tito Marelli). Randall is a Broadway World Award Winner for his performance in Gypsy. Training: The American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Randall is the winner of the Florence Bowler vocal scholarship, as well as a proud member of Actors Equity! For Cooper, Zachary, and Madelyn, who are my world.
Rachael Britton Hart
Rachael Britton Hart is thrilled to be back on the Fulton stage, where she was recently seen as a Hot Box Girl in Guys and Dolls! Favorite Credits; the 2017 National Tour of Pippin (Ensemble, Catherine, Fastrada and Berthe U/S), West Side Story (Velma), Phantom (Belladova), A Christmas Story (Ensemble) and Mary Poppins (Ensemble). Previously, Rachael was a member of the Philadelphia-based contemporary dance company Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers. She is a Temple University grad and a Reading, PA native. Many thanks to Cody and the amazing Fulton team! Rachaelbrittonhart.com, Instagram: ihart_dancing
Gillian Hassert is ecstatic to be back at the Fulton after an amazing run of The Irish…And How They Got That Way. Most recently, she sang in the choir of Rocktopia on Broadway. Some favorite roles include Mabel on the national tour of Fame the Musical, and Jan in Grease at MSMT. Other projects include cabarets, workshops, and readings at the Players Club, 54 Below and the Laurie Beechman. She received her BFA in Vocal Performance from Carnegie Mellon University. Thanks to Marc and Bob for everything! For more info and to stay updated, check out gillianhassert.com.
Donovan Hoffer is humbled to return to the Fulton Theatre after last being seen in Little Shop of Horrors and Disney’s Newsies! Broadway: Rocktopia. Regional: Simon in Jesus Christ Superstar (Theatre Works/ Prather Tour), Disney’s Newsies (MSMT), Munkustrap in Cats, Angel in RENT, Mark in Altar Boyz, Les Misérables, and West Side Story. Other Fulton credits include: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Billy Elliot, The Musical, Footloose, Elf, The Musical and The Addams Family. Donovan has traveled and performed with Norwegian Cruise Lines and in Playlist Productions with Carnival Cruise Lines. Donovan enjoys teaching dance locally at Creative Pursuits. Forever grateful to Marc Robin and Randall Frizado! Instagram: @donovanhoffer
Pepe Nufrio is originally from Madrid, Spain and an AMDA graduate, Pepe is thrilled to be making his Fulton Theatre debut with The Hunchback of Notre Dame! Recent credits include: Jesus Christ Superstar (Totem Pole Playhouse), West Side Story (Philadelphia Orchestra), Sister Act (Arts Center of Coastal Carolina), One Way Trip To Mars (Waterville Opera House), Broadway Unplugged (NYC’s Town Hall) and more. “Special thanks to my manager ChiChi and The Cooper Company and nothing but the most love to my family and Renee for their constant support and love!” www.pepenufrioart.com Instagram: @thepepenufrio
Shea Renne is beyond grateful to be back at the Fulton! Broadway: Allegiance (Betsy Tanaka). Regional: Here Lies Love (Seattle Repertory Theatre), South Pacific (Maltz Jupiter Theatre), Spring Awakening (The Hangar Theatre), Seussical the Musical (The St. Louis Muny), West Side Story (Music Theatre Wichita), South Pacific (MTW), Footloose (Fulton Theatre), Little Shop of Horrors (Fulton Theatre). She is a proud graduate of the University of Michigan. Thank you Marc Robin for believing in me! Special thanks to DGRW, and love to her friends and family. For mom, always! Instagram: @shea.renne