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
Summer Camps

Musical Theatre Intensives

These camps are for Musical Theatre lovers! Our Intensives offer mentorship by master teacher Tony Curry. If you are a triple threat, or want to be one, you will love spending your time singing, dancing and acting your way through a week of rigorous rehearsal with your director, musical director and choreographer. Invite your manager (or Mom and Dad) to the final class to see you "putting it together" in an off-Broadway PREMIERE created just for you!

Musical Theatre Introductions

A chance for our youngest students to develop their singing and dancing skills. Each camp is focused on a theme, which is used to inspire the music selection and creation of a simple script. Craft time, play time, and theme-centric games are all part of the fun, leading up to a PERFORMANCE on the final day.


Week 1
La La Camp (Morning)
Musical Theatre Intensive (Ages 8-16)
  • June 26-30
  • Daily 8:45-11:45am
  • $200
  • Register

Create a classic movie musical using songs from the brilliant film, La La Land.

Imua Moana (Morning)
Musical Theatre Introduction (Ages 5-8)
  • June 26-30
  • Daily 8:45-11:45am
  • $200
  • Register

After Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote Hamilton, he wrote Moana, and now you can join Maui to sing along.

Week 2
Hamilton Camp (Morning)
Musical Theatre Intensive (Ages 8-16)
  • July 3-7
  • Daily 8:45-11:45am
  • $160
  • Register

(No camp July 4)

4th of July pops with some patriotic rhymes from the most popular musical on Broadway.

Descendants (Morning)
Musical Theatre Introduction (Ages 5-8)
  • July 3-7
  • Daily 8:45-11:45am
  • $160
  • Register

(No camp July 4)

The children of Disney villains are released from the Isle of the Lost. What could go wrong?

Week 3
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels!* (Morning)
Musical Theatre Intensive (Ages 8-16)
  • July 10-14
  • Daily 8:45-11:45am
  • $200
  • Register

Farquad, Ursula, Miss Hannigan, Gaston — horrible characters, fabulous songs!

Rogue Warrior Camp* (Morning)
Musical Theatre Introduction (Ages 5-8)
  • July 10-14
  • Daily 8:45-11:45am
  • $200
  • Register

Jedi boys and girls learn the ways of the Musical Force.

*Special Opportunity: On July 15th, students enrolled in Week 3 of Camp are invited to a final dress rehearsal of the DSC production of Madagascar at Renton Civic Theater. Bring your families for this special preview!

Week 4
Guardians of the Galaxy (Afternoon)
Musical Theatre Intensive (Ages 8-16)
  • July 24-28
  • Daily 1:30-4:30pm
  • $200
  • Register

Open Walkman — check. Drop in mix tape — check. Save Galaxy — working on it!

Little Mermaid (Afternoon)
Musical Theatre Introduction (Ages 5-8)
  • July 24-28
  • Daily 1:30-4:30pm
  • $200
  • Register

Such wonderful things surround you, what more is you looking for? Camp under the sea!

Week 5
Hamilton Rap Battle (Afternoon)
Musical Theatre Intensive (Ages 8-16)
  • July 31-August 4
  • Daily 1:30-4:30pm
  • $200
  • Register

This is your shot! Spit some fire to Lin Manuel's beats.

Fairies and Elves (Afternoon)
Musical Theatre Introduction (Ages 5-8)
  • July 31-August 4
  • Daily 1:30-4:30pm
  • $200
  • Register

Next stop — The Fairytale Kingdom. Fairies and Elves — spruce up your wings and fly into a world of your own creation.

Week 6
Descendants (Afternoon)
Musical Theatre Intensive (Ages 8-16)
  • August 7-11
  • Daily 1:30-4:30pm
  • $200
  • Register

The children of Disney villains are released from the Isle of the Lost. What could go wrong?

Sing! (Afternoon)
Musical Theatre Introduction (Ages 5-8)
  • August 7-11
  • Daily 1:30-4:30pm
  • $200
  • Register

Baby, you're a Firework. It's your turn to Show Your True Colors and Swing from the Chandelier in the biggest singing competition ever produced by a talking mouse.

Week 7
Hogwarts Summer Musicale (Afternoon)
Musical Theatre Intensive (Ages 8-16)
  • August 14-18
  • Daily 1:30-4:30pm
  • $200
  • Full

Hogwarts Academy's fifth annual summer stock magical musical theatre production! Young wizards and witches from all houses are eligible.

Pirate Camp (Afternoon)
Musical Theatre Introduction (Ages 5-8)
  • August 14-18
  • Daily 1:30-4:30pm
  • $200
  • Register

Ahoy mateys! Pirate Kings and Queens take to the high seas for a musical adventure, with songs from Peter and the Starcatcher, Finding Neverland, and Peter Pan.

Week 8
Comic Relief (Afternoon)
Acting Camp (Ages 9-16)
  • August 21-25
  • Daily 1:30-4:30pm
  • $200
  • Register

Mel Brooks once said: "I cut my finger; that's tragedy. You fall in a hole and die; that's comedy."

Camps Location

Sibling Discount

For siblings enrolled in the same program or in programs taking place concurrently, a 15% discount is available for the second (and each additional) family member. To receive the discount, register by phone at 206-617-2152.


Private Coaching

Unable to find the class to fit your schedule? Or, are you a home schooler looking for classes during school hours? We have private coaching available to meet your needs! Just contact us and we will work with you to make sure you get yourself DownStage Center!


Minimum Enrollment

DownStage Center reserves the right to cancel classes if enrollment does not meet minimum requirements. You will receive a confirmation notification via email one week before the scheduled class start date.


Policies & Procedures

View The Hi-Liners Policies & Procedures (PDF) regarding auditions, casting, non-discrimination and tuition.