Dear HMT School of the Arts Families-

After an exciting and fulfilling 10 year run, Half Moon Theatre is closing its doors. Therefore, HMT School of the Arts must close as well.

We are so proud of Half Moon Theatre School of the Arts which we founded back in 2012. We’ve enjoyed working with so many incredible students and getting to know your families. It’s a bittersweet moment but in the end a very positive change.

We are excited to announce the launching of our new endeavor, Broadway Arts Collective*, which will offer workshops across the area giving Hudson Valley theatre students the opportunity to study with many more Broadway & Film/TV professionals.

Denise will continue to teach privately from her studio in New Paltz. John will continue to offer acting workshops to both school age students and adults as part of Broadway Arts Collective.

More details to follow!

In the meantime, you can contact Denise at And please link to this google doc ( for future information on Broadway Arts Collective.

Thank you all so much for your support over the years! We hope to see you around the Hudson Valley soon!


Denise Summerford
John Summerford
Founders, Broadway Arts Collective*

*Broadway Arts Collective is in no way affiliated with Half Moon Theatre.