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.

Show Info:

Announcing Our 2019 MainStage Production:
Mamma Mia!

Performance Dates: September 7-8, 14-15, 21-22

Tickets and Information: on our Tickets page.


Announcing! For Fall:

ACADEMY

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

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

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

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

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

Register for an Audition

View the Fall 2019-20 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.

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Acting

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.

Singing

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.

Dancing

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

But wait, there's more...

Production

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!


MUSICAL THEATRE FUNDAMENTALS

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.

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

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

Register for an Audition

View the Fall 2019-20 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.


2019 Hi-Lights:

August
  • Production: Mamma Mia! rehearsals
  • Education: Summer Camps in session through 8/23
  • Education: Academy/Fundamentals Auditions 8/24
September
  • Production: Mamma Mia! Opens 9/7
  • Education: Fall Classes Begin 9/13
  • Production: Mamma Mia! Student Matinee 9/19
  • Production: Winter Auditions 9/26 & 9/30
October
  • Production: Winter Rehearsals Begin 10/10
  • Education: Fall Classes in Session
Vote for the Academy Show!

Click on the show titles below to make a donation and cast a vote for which show the Academy class will perform this year. $1 = 1 vote. Vote as many times as you want!

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Classes & Camps:

Fall Classes Registration Open

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


Summer Camps Registration Open

View our summer 2019 schedule and register on our Summer Camps page.


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2019 Season:

  • January: Once on This Island JR.
  • March: Magic Tree House: Pirates Past Noon KIDS
  • June: Godspell JR.
  • July: Shrek the Musical JR.
  • September: Mamma Mia!