Into the Woods Cast

Mal Sillars  (Baker's Wife)
Mal is so thrilled to be back with Exit Seven! The Baker's Wife has been one of their dream roles since doing Into The Woods in High School, and they can't wait to share the magic of the show with you. Recently seen as ensemble in Rent, they're excited to be back doing theater again, and hope that you get (and don't regret) what you wish for! Huge thank yous to their support system, who have believed in them from day one.
Heath Trudell (Ensemble, Rapunzel’s Prince understudy )
Heath is very pleased to be part of the ensemble of Into the Woods, and to have the opportunity to be the understudy for Rapunzel's Prince. Some of Heath's previous performances include Something Rotten (Exit 7 Players), The Wedding Singer (Exit 7 Players), Legally Blonde (Exit 7 Players), August: Osage County (ACT), and Peter Pan (ALSCT). Heath is happy to be a part of this great cast with many good friends and his wife Caroline.
Arianna Jimenez-Laurent (Little Red/Lucinda)
Arianna is so excited to be back on the Exit 7 stage! When she’s not skipping through the woods, she can be found drawing, painting, or hanging out with her friends and family! You may have most recently seen Ari in AmherstACTS production of The Little Mermaid as Aquata. Other credits include Exit 7 Summer Youth productions of She Kills Monsters, The Little Mermaid, Shrek: The Musical, The Wizard of Oz and Oliver, as well as AmherstACTS Matilda and Peter Pan. She thanks all those who continue to support her passion for theatre, from the performance opportunity all the way to trekking her to and from rehearsals. Additionally, she would like to thank the cast and crew who made this show possible, this truly was a magical experience! Sit back with a basket of goodies, and enjoy the show!
Henry DiNapoli (Ensemble/Jack)
Henry is thrilled to be back performing with Exit 7 Players! Favorite past roles include Ensemble, Something Rotten!, Pugsley, The Addams Family, Flounder, The Little Mermaid (Exit 7 Players), Chip, Beauty and the Beast (Opera House Players), Winthrop Paroo, The Music Man (Unity House Players), and Nigel, Matilda (ALSCT). Henry is a sophomore at PVPA and trains as a dancer at Hackworth School of Performing Arts. He would like to thank the production team for the opportunity to be a part of this wonderful cast. I wish!
Carina Savoie  (Cinderella/Ensemble)
Carina Savoie is a Massachusetts based actress whose theater experience started here, at the Exit 7 Theater stage in Ludlow, MA. Most recently, she appeared on stage as Kate in K and E Theater Group’s production of Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party. Some previous stage roles include Anne Frank in The Diary of Anne Frank, Petra in An Enemy of the People, Shelby in Steel Magnolias, Harper in Angels in America, Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family, Sophie in Mamma Mia, Beth in Little Women, and Fraulein Kost in Cabaret. She is a lover of the arts, an avid painter, and self appointed Michelin star chef (go ahead, just ask her boyfriend). She believes there is nothing that a heartfelt conversation with her mother (or her fathers spicy marinara sauce) couldn’t fix. She sends all her love and gratitude to those who have supported her through out her journey “in the woods”.
Victoria DeCosmo (Milky White/Puppet Master)
Victoria is a mental health counselor and part-time party entertainer who spends any free time she has getting into new crafts and hobbies. She has been bouncing between the lovely community theaters of CT and Western MA and most recently has worked as Stage Manager for These Shining Lives with the Suffield Players, and The Little Mermaid and Shrek with Opera House Players. While crafting puppets is a somewhat new hobby inspired by Broadway's Milky White, Victoria has worked with puppets like Mrs. T and Nicky in Avenue Q, Dragon in Shrek, and assorted creatures in The Little Mermaid. Victoria has done her share of acting as well with performances in Legally Blonde (Enid Hoopes), Urinetown (Penelope Pennywise), Play On! (Gerry), and At Home At the Zoo (Jerry). Victoria would like to thank the cast and crew for this life-changing time in the
Arin Andrews  (Jack)
Arin is "so happy" to make their Exit 7 debut in a lifelong dream role in this amazing show! Past favorite shows include Once Upon A Mattress (Queen Aggravain, PVPA), Smokey Joe's Cafe (Various Roles, ArtsCentric Summer Institute), and four seasons as a dancer/choreographer with Hatchery Dance Company. When not onstage, they can often be found writing for the stage, and you may have seen their original musicals performed throughout the area, including Stars: A New Musical in 2022 and Musical: the Musical: the Concert in 2021. In the fall, Arin will be venturing "into the woods" to study environmental science and theater. They would like to thank their wonderful family and the talented crew at Exit 7 for being so patient and supportive. Enjoy the show!
Ashley Morris (Cinderella’s Mother/Cinderella’s Understudy)
Ashley is so delighted to be back with Exit 7 for Into The Woods, one of her favorite musicals! Her most recent roles include, Ensemble in The Wedding Singer (Exit 7), Ali in Mamma Mia (OHP), Vanessa in In the Heights (HCC), and Ensemble in The Little Mermaid (J-ART). Ashley has studied Jazz Voice at Holyoke Community College and is currently Vocal Coach for Debra Vega’s Broadway Brings Joy! She is also co-owner of The Wonderland Works Company, with whom she performs as various princesses, heroes, and villains! She’d like to thank her partner Jose, friends, and family - the amazingly talented cast, crew, and production team, for all of their hard work and support. Break a leg and don’t forget, the woods are just trees!
Aubrey Vargas (Lucinda/Little Red Ridinghood Understudy)
Aubrey is so incredibly excited to be back onstage with Exit 7 for Into the Woods! Being cast in her first “villain” role has been an absolute blast for Aubrey. Some of her other most recent roles include, Mimi Marquez, RENT (OHP), Ensemble/Holly Understudy, The Wedding Singer (Exit 7), Sophie, Mamma Mia! (WNEU), Rusty, Footloose (WNEU), and Belle, Beauty and the Beast (WNEU). When she’s not on stage, Aubrey dresses up as various royal and hero friends with The Wonderland Works Company. She never misses an opportunity to put on a costume! Aubrey would like to send a huge thank you to the AMAZING cast, crew, and production team for all the hard work and hours they’ve put into this show. She hopes you enjoy it as much as we all have. Break legs and don’t spill the beans!!
Austin Kopp (Cinderella’s Prince/ Baker Understudy)
Austin is, and has been, since he and his twin brother were in the womb, denied the position archbishop of Canterbury for the 4th consecutive year, Austin has worked for 10 years as local herb strewer in Toledo and has been aged 28 years in an oak barrel. Known in 7 states as “twinkle toes” or “captain frosty locks” he’s tangentially friends with more than two bird watchers, and hopes the Dutch win the next world open. Nearly renown for his performances as Randall Champer “From whence he couldn’t not”; Ugly Gumbo “The clam who cried”; and Sweet Orvyn in “Felons? At this Hour?” Austin hopes this performance leads others to follow in Gregory Peck’s footsteps
Caroline Trudell  (Ensemble, Narrator Understudy)
Caroline is thrilled to join the Exit 7 Players for this classic fairytale gone wrong. Caroline was previously seen on the Exit 7 stage for Something Rotten! Some other favorite roles include Table 9 Loser in The Wedding Singer (Exit 7), Chutney Wyndham/Delta Nu in Legally Blonde (Exit 7), Ivy Weston in August: Osage County (ACT), Nana/Crocodile in Peter Pan (ALSCT), and Duloc Dancer in Shrek: The Musical (ALSCT). When not on stage, Caroline can be found playing board- and video-games with friends, hiking, cooking and baking, and teaching and creating art. Caroline would like to thank her husband and fellow Into the Woods member, Heath, for being her rock, and her friends and family for their constant love and support of the arts.
Eleanor Tynan (Narrator / Stepmother Understudy)
Eleanor is honored to be once again a member of the Exit 7 family in one of her favorite musicals. Between growing up in this theater, and being on the board, Eleanor considers Exit 7 home. Some of Eleanor’s favorite past shows include, Something Rotten (Exit 7), The Wedding Singer ( Exit 7), Evita (Cape Rep), and West Side Story (Kennedy Center). This antiquated librarian is excited to have another opportunity to share the stage with her father Timothy (Mysterious Man). As is often the way in these bios, Eleanor would like to thank her amazing parents Kim and Tim, and her sister and brother in law Emma and Michael for their constant and unwavering support of her adventures. To all the cast and crew, you are gems and you all will hold a special place in my heart for”ever after”.
Hannah Labreche (The Witch)
“Into the Woods,” was the show that got Hannah into musicals. She fell in love with The Witch, which became her first ever dream role. Even now, months later, she is still in awe that she was chosen to portray someone so special to her. Some of her previous roles include Miss Scarlet in “Clue” (Exit 7 Players), Miep Gies in “The Diary of Anne Frank” (Unity House Players), and Mrs. Potts in “Beauty and the Beast” (Exit 7 Youth Players). She would like to thank the team and cast who worked on the original “Into the Woods” on Broadway, her current cast and crew here at Exit 7, and Meryl Streep who stole her heart from the very first second she saw her burst through the door of The Baker’s cottage. Hannah hopes you enjoy this incredible show and reminds you that ‘Children will [always listen]’.
Victoria Poutre (Florinda)
Victoria is very happy to be back in the theater after the Covid-19 Pandemic. Now a Junior year at CCHS, time has just flown by since her first performance at Exit 7 in Tom Sawyer (2012) - coming up on 10 years this very summer! Victoria is also very excited to be on her fourth year on the junior board. Tori loves to explore all aspects of theater, summer of 2021 she was backstage as the stage manager for She Kills Monsters and did sound for The Wolves, and during this fall season she expanded and was assistant choreographer for Something Rotten. Victoria feels that the pandemic has been a turning point for the theater community, but we are getting back to normal. She is very grateful to have this opportunity with Exit 7. She would like to thank her family and friends for supporting her, no matter what. Victoria can’t wait to show you how talented this cast is and how hard everyone worked. Victoria is extremely proud of this cast and know they will blow the audience away. So please sit back and enjoy, and take a trip into the woods!!
Joana Tulik  (Harp, Snow White, Cinderella’s Mother Understudy)
Joana has been a member of Exit 7 since 2012, taking up many roles onstage, backstage, and on production teams over the past decade. You may have seen her recently “shaking it for Shakespeare” in Something Rotten, as Crystal in The Wedding Singer, Sally Simpson in The Who’s Tommy, or as a Delta Nu in Legally Blonde. Joana has worked as a producer, assistant stage manager, and social media manager, and has been a member at large of the Exit 7 Players Board of Directors for over five years. Joana is currently pursuing her JD at Western New England University School of Law in Springfield, and she also studied ballet, jazz, and modern for seven years at Project Dance in Ludlow. Into The Woods has always been one of Joana’s favorite shows, and she hopes you will enjoy the show as much as she does!
Maddy Oldenburg (Rapunzel)
Maddy is delighted to be making her stage debut with Exit 7 theatre. Having taken a brief hiatus from the stage, she could not be happier to be here! Her favorite past roles have included Miss Rosa Bud in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Cinderella in Into The Woods, Olive Ostrovsky in Spelling Bee, and Kayleen in Gruesome Playground Injuries. Thrilled to be back and performing in the role of Rapunzel, Maddy is excited to hit those high notes…and hopes you’re ready to hear them. A big thanks to her friends, family, and fellow cast mates who’ve put up with listening to all of her ahh-ahhh-ahh-ahh-ahh-ahh-ahhhing over the last few months.
Kelly Gagner (Stepmother/ Witch Understudy)
Kelly is a 26 year old Deaf Studies major from Springfield, MA. This is Kelly’s fourth show here at Exit 7 and she couldn’t be more proud to be a part of this wonderful cast and crew. Kelly last appeared as the Minstrel in Something Rotten with Exit 7. Her previous roles include Yitzhak in Hedwig and the Angry Inch with K & E Theater Group, The Witch in Westfield Theatre Group’s production of Big Fish, and before the pandemic - Vivienne in Legally Blonde as well as Kate Monster in Avenue Q both here at Exit 7. Kelly is grateful for all the friendships she has made throughout this production and can’t wait to make many more memories along the way. She would also like to thank you for coming to the show and welcome you warmly into the woods!
Ashton Greene (Ensemble/ Steward Understudy)
Ashton is enjoying being back on the Exit 7 Players stage and is thrilled to be performing alongside such a talented cast. Ashton is a high honor student in his Senior year, Go class of 2023! Some of Ashton’s favorite theater experiences include: She Kills Monsters, Wedding Singer, Mary Poppins, Tuck Everlasting, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, and Wizard of Oz. In his spare time he enjoys camping and spending time with his family, friends and caring for his pets: Gunther, Chip, Dale, Bo, Luke and David. Ashton is also a Junior board member of Exit 7 Players. He’s also super proud of the Director of this show, Go Mom!
Victoria DeCosmo (Milky White/Puppet Master/Ensemble)
Victoria is a mental health counselor and part-time party entertainer who spends any free time she has getting into new crafts and hobbies. She has been bouncing between the lovely community theaters of CT and Western MA and most recently has worked as Stage Manager for These Shining Lives with the Suffield Players, and The Little Mermaid and Shrek with Opera House Players. While crafting puppets is a somewhat new hobby inspired by Broadway's Milky White, Victoria has worked with puppets like Mrs. T and Nicky in Avenue Q, Dragon in Shrek, and assorted creatures in The Little Mermaid. Victoria has done her share of acting as well with performances in Legally Blonde (Enid Hoopes), Urinetown (Penelope Pennywise), Play On! (Gerry), and At Home At the Zoo (Jerry). Victoria would like to thank the cast and crew for this life-changing time in the woods.
Steven Grabowski  (Rapunzel's Prince)
Steven is delighted to return to the Exit 7 stage after a several year quarantine hiatus, and to perform with so many talented folks both familiar and new. Into The Woods will be their first foray into Sondheim's material in an official production, and the process has been as exciting as it has been humbling. Previous roles include Gordon in RENT (Opera House Players), Princeton in Avenue Q (Exit 7), Ernst Ludwig in Cabaret (Exit 7), Franz Liebkind in The Producers (J-Art), Leaf Coneybear in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Exit 7), and Chip Tolentino in 25th Annual [Again!] (Blackcat Theater).
Tim Tynan (Mysterious Man)
Tim is excited to be appearing again with Exit 7. Tim is most excited about once again sharing the stage with his daughter Eleanor (Narrator). As a method actor, who is playing the Mysterious Man, Tim is reluctant to reveal too much about his past. So........
Kathy Renaud (Jack’s Mom/Understudy Granny)
Kathy is so pleased to be part of one of her best friends directorial debut! Thank you so much Christine for putting your faith in me, your talent and kindness will show through every scene, I am so proud of you! Thank you, Graham, for every “can you play that again” and your patience. Thanks also to Maddie, Didi, Bruce, Adam, Jenn and all the crew it takes to help us on our journey. Exit 7 credits: Titanic, Jekyll & Hyde, Thoroughly Modern Millie, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, 9 to 5, Jesus Christ Superstar, Addams Family and Something Rotten. Theatre Guild of Hampden: Mamma Mia, Steel Magnolias, and a proud recipient of “Best Supporting Actress” from the Massachusetts Critics Circle for On the Twentieth Century. She lived many years in New York City and worked on various productions, which included an award for “Best Actress” from The New Jersey Drama Critics. She performed in several Cabaret shows, worked on several movies and the TV shows Law and Order and Hope & Faith. Kathy can be heard on Disney Channel and Nickelodeon including Lazytown and Wonder Pets. Thank You God for “my Prince”, David Renaud (in Agony for 36 years! 😊) …. Her Angels have the best seats in the house while sipping a white by the campfire, playing the spoons, tap dancing, singing, sparkling, driving a boat, and making it thunder with my favorite Purple People Eater!!!! Angels on your shoulders!
Karen Bishop (Granny/Giant/ Understudy Jack’s Mother)
Having recently moved to the area, Karen is thrilled to be back onstage in her first performance with Exit 7! When not singing or acting, Karen spends her days doing money stuff at Morgan Stanley in Wellesley. Previously, she has been seen in such roles as Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Ruth in Blithe Spirit, Mrs. Medlock in The Secret Garden andEulalie in The Music Man.