About the Northstar Playmakers
We are Westhill Theater.
"The Northstar Playmakers" is the name of Westhill High School's drama program, which is led by a group of strong student and faculty members and supported by the Northstar Parent Production Group. The Northstar Playmakers strive to put out exceptional, high-quality productions with an on-going focus on student learning through the performing arts.
Northstar Playmakers Advisor: Stephanie Cahill
Tech Advisor: Mat DiGiovanna
Improv Troupe Advisor: Bobby Pavia
2018-19 Student Board
Co-Presidents: Sydney Steinberg and Abby Lupinacci
Secretary: Josh Leferman
Social Media Coordinator: Ries Allyn
Fundraising: Divya Gada
Tech Head: Eli Shattuck
Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley
Directed by Stephanie Cahill
November 10-17, 2018
TBD - More info to follow
9 to 5 - More info to follow
The Northstar Parent Production Group
Established in 2009 as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, the Westhill NPPG's objectives are to:
produce the spring musical
provide financial and volunteer support for the various theater productions and programs at Westhill High School
bring together students, families, school staff, and the community to enjoy a vibrant theater program at Westhill High School.
The NPPG is proud of the dedication shown by our parents who support their children's passions for the performing arts, whether their children are performers, part of the tech crew or musicians. All parents are automatically members of the NPPG. We meet 5-6 times each year. If you are not on our mailing list and would like to be, email us at or enter your information here.
The Westhill Northstar Parent Production Group (NPPG) consists of dedicated parent volunteers who support all aspects of Westhill High School's afterschool theater programs.
In addition to being the producers of the annual spring musical, much of what the Westhill NPPG does involves fundraising to supplement the allocation from the Stamford Public Schools which is not enough to cover our costs. Westhill High School has a long history of producing outstanding theatrical productions and provides low-cost, live performances to the community at large. In addition, the Westhill NPPG frequently bring students to perform outside the school at area senior centers and community events. Our well-regarded theater program and talented students have earned numerous awards from the Connecticut High School Musical Theatre Awards and by the CT Drama Association. Many Northstar Playmakers & Tech crew graduates have gone on to pursue performing and technical theater in college and beyond.
2018-19 Executive Board
Co-Presidents: Janice Steinberg and Mary Schiro
Vice-President: Susan Leferman
Treasurer: Stacye Nekritz
Secretary: Nancy Boccuzzi
Ex-Officio Board Members:
Margie Pinto-Leite, Brenda ChandraRaj, and Amar Gada
2018-19 Meeting Dates
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Monday, October 15, 2018
Monday, December 3, 2018
Monday, January 14, 2019
Monday, February 11, 2019
Monday, April 1, 2019
Monday, May 20, 2019
Monday, June 10, 2019
Meetings are always held at 7pm in the Little Theater (room 118) at Westhill High School.