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.

Faculty advisors

Northstar Playmakers Advisor: Mat Young

Tech Advisor: Mat DiGiovanna

Improv Troupe Advisor: Mat Young

2021-22 Student Board

Noelle Giordano - President 
Rebecca Masi - Vice President 
Sophia Masone - Communications Director 
Kristina DeLelle - Social Media Coordinator 
Jana Coppola & Claire Chasanoff - Board Representatives 

2021-2022 Season

Fall Drama:

Our Macbeth adapted from the play by William 


Directed by Mat Young

November 19 & 20, 2021

Winter Arts Showcase:

Cancelled due to COVID-19

Spring Musical:

The Mystery of Edwin Drood By Rupert Holmes

Directed by Mat Young

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 northstarppg@gmail.com 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

September 24

October 29

November 19 

January 14

February 25

March 24

April 14

May 19

June 16

Meetings are always held at 7pm in the Little Theater (room 118) at Westhill High School.