The Hi-Liners Musical Theatre in Burien, 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.

DownStage Center Audition Registration:
Disney’s The Lion King JR.

A lively stage adaptation of the Academy Award-winning 1994 Disney film, The Lion King is the story of a young lion prince living in the flourishing African Pride Lands. Born into the royal family, precocious cub Simba spends his days exploring the sprawling savanna grasslands and idolizing his kingly father, Mufasa, while youthfully shirking the responsibility his position in life requires. When an unthinkable tragedy, orchestrated by Simba's wicked uncle, Scar, takes his father's life, Simba flees the Pride Lands, leaving his loss and the life he knew behind. Eventually companioned by two hilarious and unlikely friends, Simba starts anew. But when weight of responsibility and a desperate plea from the now ravaged Pride Lands come to find the adult prince, Simba must take on a formidable enemy, and fulfill his destiny to be king. A vibrant and exciting tale from the great creatives at Disney, The Lion King is a story of love and redemption that nobody should miss.

Age Range 7-15

Our age limits are guidelines. Sometimes 6 year olds audition, but remember, cast members MUST be able to read. Sometimes we accept older students for particularly challenging shows. If you are outside the age range and would like to audition, contact us for details.

Audition Requirements (Elementary/Middle School)

This is a workshop style audition that requires very little advance preparation. No poem or monologue is required for this audition. You will be asked to sing a simple song that you know well. Songs such as Twinkle Twinkle Little Star or Row, Row, Row Your Boat are perfectly acceptable for students of elementary school age. Older students should sing something more challenging, preferably from a Broadway Musical. Be sure to dress in clothes and shoes that you can move in and provide us with a current picture. A school picture or snapshot is fine. Make sure that it looks like you. Important Tip: The purpose of the photo is to help us remember you, so do not provide photos of you wearing a hat, holding a pet, or soaking wet on the beach. "Recognizable" is absolutely more important than "cute." A resume is optional, but recommended for candidates who have been in three or more productions.

If you need assistance preparing for your audition, do not hesitate to contact us.

Auditions: Saturday, April 14, 3-8:30pm

Callbacks: Wednesday, April 18, 6-9pm

Audition/Rehearsal Location
Parent/Cast Meeting

Monday, May 7, 6-7pm

Rehearsal Schedule

Saturday, June 23, 12-4pm
June 25-July 12, Weekdays, 12-4pm (No rehearsal July 4)
Saturday, July 7, 12-4pm

Your availability during the production period is very important. Please check the rehearsal and performance schedule on our calendar page and note any conflicts with the dates listed there before signing up for your audition.

Performance Schedule
  • Disney’s The Lion King JR.
  • Thursday, July 12, 7-9pm
  • Friday, July 13, 2-3:30pm
  • Friday, July 13, 7-9pm
  • Saturday, July 14, 2-3:30pm
  • Saturday, July 14, 7-9pm
  • Sunday, July 15, 2-3:30pm
  • Sunday, July 15, 7-9pm

Performance Venue: The Burien Annex  Map & Directions

Tuition for this Show: $300

Audition Registration Form

Please fill out the form below and submit it to us. Fields marked with an (*) are required. You will receive notification of your audition date and time via email.

Student Information

Attendance Conflicts

Please refer to our calendar page and list all possible conflicts with rehearsal attendance. Please be as specific and complete as possible.

Please bring your calendar and all information regarding conflicts to your audition so that you can confirm the director's expectations regarding your attendance. Be aware that conflicts must be approved at auditions, prior to casting, in order to be considered excused. In the case of unexcused absences, the director reserves the right to make changes to performers' roles.

Performance Experience

I have the following experience: School Plays/Musicals   School Choir
Church or Community Choir   Community Theatre

Hi-Liner Class/Camp participation: 1-2 Sessions   3-4 Sessions   5 or More Sessions

Dance lesson experience: 0-2 Years   2-4 Years   5 or More Years

Voice lesson experience: 0-2 Years   2-4 Years   5 or More Years

I have no previous stage or singing experience.


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Policies & Procedures

Please read our Policies & Procedures document before submitting your audition request. It will open in a new window. When you're done reviewing it, simply close the window to return to this form.

*I have read and agree with The Hi-Liners' Tuition and Refund Policies.

*I understand that the tuition for this production is $300.

*I acknowledge the time and commitment required of cast members.

*I understand that my presence at all rehearsals for which I am scheduled is mandatory unless I make arrangements with the Director in advance. I understand and agree that if I miss more than 2 rehearsals, for reasons other than illness, that my part(s) may be reassigned at the discretion of the Director.