The Half Moon Theatre Junior Company of Poughkeepsie is a group of young people, ranging in age from 10 to 15 years old, who are using their talents to make a difference in the community. The HMT Junior Company performs a 30-minute Broadway revue filled with songs with a positive message, focusing on ensemble vocals, harmonies, and dance numbers as well as duets and solos. The HMT Junior Company takes this 30 minute show on the road to various hospitals, senior centers, community events or wherever they can bring love, laughter and light to someone’s day! Past performance venue has included the Marriott Pavilion Theatre at the Culinary Institute of America where they shared the stage with Tony Award Winning Broadway Star Sutton Foster!!


The fee to participate in the program is $290 which includes a 10 week class (held at the HMT Black Box Theatre, 2515 South Rd, Poughkeepsie) all materials, costumes, additional rehearsals outside of the 10 week sessions and performances.  The 10 week session culminates in a showcase for family and friends.  Check the current class schedule for days and times for Junior Company class and Showcase. The Junior Company also performs a 30 minute revue at various senior centers, children’s hospitals and charity events across the region. There will be brush up rehearsals scheduled outside of the 10 week class/rehearsal period and will always be decided upon based on the availability of the company.


Experience in musical theatre, singing and dancing is a must as well as a love of performing. Candidates must be dedicated team players with a good work ethic who enjoy collaborating.


If you or someone you know is interested in participating please have them get in touch with Denise Summerford at  Include your name, grade level, past experience and a short video of you performing anything you like. This DOES NOT need to be a professional video. This can be recorded and sent from an iPhone, etc. 


If you would like the HMT Junior Company to perform for your organization, please email the school with your contact information.