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Nate Luscombe (Dan) - Nate Luscombe has been acting since 8th grade, when he played Cornelius Hackl in "Hello, Dolly!" Since then, he's appeared in many musicals and plays. He graduated from Springfield College in 2004, majoring in Communications/Sports Journalism and English and minoring in Theater Arts. He appeared in nine plays in eight semesters. Most recently, he's appeared in plays with the Exit 7 Players, the Theatre Guild of Hampden, and Bay Path College in Longmeadow. Some of his favorite roles include: Leo Bloom in "The Producers"; Oscar in "Sweet Charity" and Elliot Garfield in "The Goodbye Girl." This is his first movie.

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Robert Clark (Graham) - Rob has been acting since the first grade, when he starred as Papa Troll in “A Town Without a Name.” Since then, he has starred in over 50 stage productions with various groups, including The Exit 7 Players, Black Cat Theatre, and The Majestic Theater. Rob graduated from Clark University in 2001, Majoring in Theatre Arts with a Minor in Education. He has also directed a number of productions with various local theater groups. He will be starring as Little John in the upcoming original musical “Robin Hood” at the Westfield Women’s Theatre in April 2012. Rob resides in Southwick, MA with his wife of 5+ years and his two beautiful daughters.

Shaughn Howard (Stan Howard) - Shaughn appeared in the independent film Open Bar, internet TV sitcom Frank & Buzz (a Three Saints production), two television commercials for a Ford truck dealership.
He has worked on radio as a guest host on ESPN Radio, and the host of the heavy metal show The Slaughterhouse on college radio in Holyoke & Cape Cod.
Shaughn has been working as a standup comic for 15 years, traveling the Northeast of the United States. He has performed in New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Ocean City Maryland, Providence, Hartford. The winner of several competitions including The Extreme Comedy Challenge, Shaughn appeared in the Tribute to Sam Kinison, in New York City. He has opened for Pauly Shore, the rock band STAIND, Jim Florentine (Crank Yankers), Craig Gass (Howard Stern), Otto & George (The Aristocrats), The Sklar Brothers (Comedy Central), John Pinnette (Seinfeld/ The Tonight Show), Frank Santorelli (The Sopranos), Gary Gullman (Last Comic Standing), and Bill Burr (Chapelle's Show). Shaughn's act is no holds barred. His influences include Sam Kinison & Eddie Murphy. He has been described as a raunchy comedian who is very clever, intelligent, and creative. No subject is off limits, including: SEX, Drinking, SEX, Sports, & SEX!!!

West Side Comedy All-Stars - Saturday 3/17/12 (St. Patrick's Day)

You can see Shaughn perform stadup, along with comedians Chris Degray, Dana Jay Bein, Don Clements, Roddy Thomas, Dario Mercadante, and Marshall Brandon at the Elks Club at 429 Morgan Road, West Springfield, MA. Tickets are $15 and they are going fast. For tickets. call 413 736 0207.


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Lea Oppedisano (Claudia) – A native of Cazenovia, NY, Lea has been performing since she was 13 years old. While in NYS she participated in community theatre, high school drama club, acting workshops at Syracuse Stage, and performed with the Syracuse Opera Company in their productions of Carousal and Turandot. She graduated from the State University of New York at Fredonia with a BFA degree in Musical Theatre, and settled in MA where she has performed in theaters from Boston to Western MA.  Credits include:  Proof (Claire), Golf: the Musical (Woman), The Full Monty (Georgie Bukatinsky) The Theater Project at Majestic Theater, Boston Marriage (Claire) Actors’ Company, Fabulous! – An Original Musical (Betty “Bazookas” Babcock) Frederick Leowe Room NYC,  Four Dogs and a Bone (Collette) Suffield Players,  The Goodbye Girl (Paula McFadden),  All My Sons (Ann Deever), Sweet Charity (Charity Hope Valentine), Cabaret (Sally Bowles), The Rocky Horror Show (Janet), The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Mona Stangley) Exit 7 Players, Nunsense (Sr. Robert Anne) Opera House Players,  Jekyll and Hyde (Lucy Harris), South Pacific (Nellie Forbush) Turtle Lane Playhouse, Celebration (Angel) Hovey Players, Blood Brothers (Linda) Arlington Friends of the Drama, Little Shop of Horrors (Crystal) Southboro Players,  A Little Night Music (Petra) New England Theater Co. and  The Taffetas (Donna) Bristol Valley Theater.  She was also seen in a commercial for NUVO Bank.  Lea is pleased and grateful to have been a part of In the Valley. Proud member of Actors’ Equity.

Jessica Marceno (Sheila Vaughn) - A native of Agawam, Massachusetts, Jessica studied two years of theatre at Holyoke Community College. She is currently living in New York City, studying at the New York Film Academy for Film. She will graduate in May. Jessica has worked on student films and has appeared in commercials for local companies, such as Price Chopper. She also works with a casting director in New York City for a kids' show called "Skwids."

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