Meet the Cast of Madagascar!
DeShawn is absolutely thrilled to be back at the Fulton! Previously at the Fulton: Chicago. Regional: Honeymoon in Vegas, Disney’s Newsies (Mush), Oklahoma! at the Marriott Theatre; Guys and Dolls at Asolo Repertory Theatre; Mamma Mia! at Westchester Broadway Theatre; Little Mermaid (Jetsam) at Virginia Musical Theatre. Mary Poppins, Peter Pan at ArtPark Theatre and Legally Blonde, The Musical on Norwegian Cruise Lines. DeShawn is a proud BFA Music Theatre graduate from Elon University! He gives all the thanks to God! Much love and thanks to Marc Robin, Bob Cline and the entire Fulton team! Always for you Mom! IG @deshawnbowens
Samantha Hewes Cramer
Private, Mort, Server #1
Samantha is thrilled to be back on stage to Move It Move It!!! She was last seen in 42nd Street, Chicago and Pinnochio this season. Regional credits: Rita in White Christmas, Ensemble in High School Musical and High School Musical 2, Sarah Kines in Seven Brides, JennyAnyDots in Cats, Anybodys in West Side Story and Gertie Cummings in Oklahoma! to name a few. Choreography credits: Footloose, Mary Poppins, Smokey Joes Cafe, Crazy For You, Anything Goes, West Side Story and many more. She would like to thank Marc and the Fulton for these awesome opportunities and her friends and family for all their love and support in all her adventures on and off the stage. @shewescramer @cre8ting_character_
King Julien, Zeke, Police Officer, Ship’s Captain, Foosa
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), Lend Me A Tenor (Tito Marelli) and many more. 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! Randall is also an Adjunct Professor in the Theatre Department at York College of Pennsylvania. For Gretchen, thanks for being the Sandy to my Glenn, for opening things, and still taking my breath away, and for Steven, Cooper, Zachary, and Madelyn, who are my world, now and forever.
Rico, Candy, Lynn Lemur, Server #3
Sara is stoked to return to the Fulton after previously appearing in A Christmas Story, The Musical in 2017. A Philly native, Sara’s credits include the regional premieres of Matilda (Mrs.Wormwood) and Cinderella (Gabrielle) at Tuacahn Amphitheater, MUNY (Mamma Mia!), Theatre Under the Stars (How to Succeed…), Ogunquit Playhouse, North Shore Music Theatre, & Theatre By The Sea. Proud alumni of The Boston Conservatory. Many thanks and love to Marc, Joey, Avalon, and Mom, Dad, and Nate. @sarajgallo
Kowalski, Foosa Leader, Server #2
Samantha is SO grateful for the opportunity to return to the Fulton stage having previously appeared in Big, The Musical and Disney’s The Hunchback Of Notre Dame. In the fall, Samantha will begin her senior year in the BFA program for musical theater at Lancaster Bible College. Favorite roles include Dolly in Hello, Dolly!, Winifred Banks in Mary Poppins, Mrs. MacAfee in Bye Bye Birdie (LBC); June in The Man Who Came To Dinner, Lucy in The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe (Reverie Actors Co.); and Kate Murphy in Titanic (Servant Stage Co.). A huge thanks to her friends and family for all of their love and support, and ultimately God for all of these amazing opportunities! Isaiah 40:31
Skipper, Lars Lemur, Server #4
Fran is so happy to be back in beautiful Downtown Lancaster! Last season Fran appeared as Nathan Detroit in Guys & Dolls. Other Fulton shows: A Steady Rain (Denny); Arsenic and Old Lace (Brophy); White Christmas (Ayyyepp!). A Philadelphia based actor He has worked for most of his hometown’s Regional theatres including The Arden, The Wilma, and Philadelphia Theatre Co., as well as over 30 productions for the Walnut St. Theatre where he can be seen this Fall and Holiday Season in Young Frankenstein (Inspector & Hermit) and Shrek, The Musical. Fran is very proud to be a founding member of The Summer Club, a seventeen piece big band show he helped create with his buddy and co-star of this show Jeff Coon. Many thanks to Marc Robin and the Fulton family for this great opportunity!
Maurice, Zeke, Mason, Old Lady, Animal Control, Foosa
Chuck was most recently seen upstairs at the Fulton in The Mystery of Irma Vep and previously downstairs as Malcolm MacGregor in The Full Monty, and Prince Herbert (et al.) in Monty Python’s Spamalot. Select off-Broadway credits include Silence! (Silence of the Lambs, The Musical), Hazel Flagg, and How to Save the World and Find True Love in 90 Minutes. Chuck’s most recent tour credit is the Broadway 1st National company of the Tony-Award winning A Gentleman‘s Guide to Love and Murder. He has appeared in regional principal work at the Walnut Street in Philly, Theater Under the Stars in Houston, Kansas City Starlight, and several seasons at Maine State Music Theatre. As an educator, he is currently on the acting faculty of CAP21 at Molloy College in NYC. (hey pal, wmtn)
Melaina is thrilled to be making her Fulton Theatre debut. She is excited to perform in Mamma Mia! Previously, Melaina has performed at Maine State Music Theatre in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Saturday Night Fever, Singin’ in the Rain, I Love a Piano, Bye Bye Birdie and Pinocchio. A Christmas Carol (Guthrie Theater); Londoner, A Chorus Line (The Virginia Samford Theatre); Cassie. Melaina studies Musical Theatre at the University of Alabama. She thanks Marc for this amazing opportunity. melainacoreyrairamo.com (@melaina-rairamo)
Eric couldn’t be more excited to be making his Fulton Theatre debut as Sky in Mamma Mia! He most recently played Tony in Abilene Opera’s production of West Side Story. Other regional credits include Maltz Jupiter Theatre (Mamma Mia!), Theatre Aspen (Ragtime, Our Town) and Argyle Theatre (Peter and the Starcatcher). Eric is a Long Island-native and is an alumni of Pace University. Thank you so much to the cast, crew, and everyone who made this production possible! Many thanks to the team over at Wolf Talent Group. He couldn’t do any of this without all the love and support from his amazing friends and incredible family.
Matthew is over the moon to be making his debut at The Fulton! He recently performed in The Who’s Tommy at The Kennedy Center and is excited to be continuing on his journey. Other credits include -National Tours: Joseph…Dreamcoat (Benjamin), Elf: The Musical, MM2 Modern Dance Company. Regional Theatre: Prince of Egypt, Matilda, Cinderella, Elf: The Musical (Buddy U/S), Gypsy (Tulsa). He’s a proud member of the Bloc Talent Agency family and continues to send love, light, good energy and thanks to the humans that surround him. Remember, “The meaning of life is just to be alive.” -Alan Watts. @matthewvarvar