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: Bobby Pavia
Tech Advisor: Mat DiGiovanna
Improv Troupe Advisor: Bobby Pavia
2020-21 Student Board
Co-Presidents: Elizabeth Watkinson and Caroline Klumac
Secretary: Jessie Velishka
Social Media Coordinator: Zara Williamson
Fundraising: Dante Ayers
Tech Head: Caroline Klumac and Jaralys Cordova
Barefoot in the Park by Neil Simon
Directed by Bobby Pavia
November 16-23, 2019
The Shape of the Grave by Laura Lundgren Smith
Directed by Olivia Wenke
Carrie - 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.
2019-20 Executive Board
Co-Presidents: Janice Steinberg and Susan Leferman
Vice-President: Margie Pinto-Leite
Treasurer: Peter Carlton
Secretary: Nancy Boccuzzi
Ex-Officio Board Members:
Danette Melchionne, Nina Balestriere, and Amar Gada
2019-20 Meeting Dates
Meetings are always held at 7pm in the Little Theater (room 118) at Westhill High School.