Hi-Liners Musical Theatre Serving Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, Renton, Kent, Tukwila, and Seattle, WA: Putting People Downstage Center Since 1966! Our productions, classes, workshops and camps are open to students ages 3 to 22. We are a non-profit youth theatre dedicated to providing professional direction to our young cast members to develop their talents with the backdrop of quality sets, costumes and a live orchestra, to give both the performers and the audience a genuine Broadway musical experience.

Announcing! For Fall:


An advanced acting class for Middle/High School teens. Audition required. Yearlong commitment requirement.

August 24, 3-5:30pm at Highline Performing Arts Center

September 17-May 26,
Tuesdays, 6-8:30pm

Tech Rehearsals:
June 1-4, 4-9pm

June 5, 6, 12, 7pm; June 13, 2pm

Register for an Audition

View the Fall 2019 Class Schedule

Is This For You?

You have begun your exploration of singing, dancing and acting. Now you're ready for the next step. Are you inspired by the prospect of diving deeply into a musical in a way that is impossible during a regular rehearsal process? Over a yearlong process, the students will take on production positions, (i.e., directing scenes, choreographing numbers, dramaturgy, and design) as well as acting roles, in a small cast musical. The production created by this class will be a part of the 2020 season, culminating in two weekends of performances for the public.




Expand your understanding of text analysis in order to grasp the arc of a character. Create broad, stylized characters, develop you comic timing, pursue your objective with laser beam focus, while mining the truth of scenes and songs.


Work with a musical director who is also a vocal coach. This means that personal strengths can be enhanced, while vocal challenges are addressed on a one on one basis. Improve tone, increase vocal strength and enhance your range.


Performing a small cast musical means more personal attention to dance technique during rehearsal.

But wait, there's more...


Students will be required to take on production team responsibilities. Expand your knowledge of theatre to include new skills like blocking a scene, choreographing a dance, costuming, creating properties, and building the set. Market your show, view the budget, and participate in production meetings.

Learn to make your own work!


Advanced Musical Theatre class for students grades 6-12. Audition required. This program culminates in a Cabaret performance in May, so, a year-long commitment is strongly encouraged.

August 24, 3-5:30pm at Highline Performing Arts Center

September 17-December 17; January 21-May 26,
Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm

Register for an Audition

View the Fall 2019 Class Schedule

This class is designed for students who want to become more serious about the craft of acting and the fundamentals of Musical Theatre. Push yourself and enhance your skills. Build confidence, work projection and diction, fine tune your pitch, learn to commit to your acting choices, and increase your chances at your next audition.

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2019 Hi-Lights:

  • Production: Winter Auditions 9/26, 9/30 & 10/3
  • Production: Winter Rehearsals Begin 10/10
  • Education: Fall Classes in Session
  • Fundraiser: Halloween Party 10/28
  • Production: Winter Rehearsals
  • Education: Fall Classes in Session

Classes & Camps:

Fall Classes Registration Open

Check out our Fall 2019 class schedule and register on our Classes page.


Halloween Party

Monday, October 28, 6-8pm at The Burien Annex.

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HMT Annual Cabaret Dinner and Auction

Saturday, November 9, 2019 The Brockey Center, South Seattle College

More information and tickets on our Auction page

Vote for the Show:

And the winner for the Academy show is... Xanadu

Thank you for your participating and supporting our Academy class!

2020 Season:

  • January: Legally Blonde The Musical JR.
  • March: Disney's Frozen JR.
  • June: Xanadu
  • July: Les Misérables School Edition
  • August: To Be Announced!