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.

Fall 2020 Classes:

Acting Classes for Middle & High School Students
(Online)
Academy Online (Middle/High School)
  • Sep 15 - Dec 17
  • Tue/Thu, 6:00 - 7:30pm
  • $560

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Auditions: Audition submission due, September 9, 11:59pm

Premiere Party: Fri, Jan 1, 7:00 - 9:00pm

Performance link available Jan 1-3

Description: 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, large cast rehearsal process? Over a semester long process, the students will take on production positions, (i.e., video editing, set design, costume design, choreographing, and dramaturgy) as well as acting roles, in a small cast musical. The production created by this class will be a part of the 2021 online season, culminating in a unique premiere party designed by the class, and group viewing with guests from all of the country and the world, via Zoom.


Academy Prep Online (Grades 6-8)
  • Sep 14 - Dec 16
  • Mon/Wed 6:00 - 7:00pm
  • $360

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Auditions: Audition submission due, September 9, 11:59pm

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


Core Acting Classes (Online)
Footlights (Ages 4-6*, must have parent present)
  • Sep 15 - Dec 15
  • Tue, 4:00 - 4:45pm
  • $160
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*Six year olds that are new to our programs should start with a Footlights class.

Description: Children will practice active listening, following directions, and taking turns, BUT DON'T TELL THEM. They'll think we're just playing games, singing songs, and making up stories.


Imagination Station (Ages 6*-8)
  • Sep 15 - Dec 15
  • Tue, 4:30 - 5:30pm
  • $160
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*If your 6 year old is taking class with us for the first time, they should sign-up for Footlights before taking Imagination Station.

Description: Foundation skills of observation, mimicry, maintaining focus, and cueing are practiced in theatre games, stories and songs. Our virtual studio is the perfect place to learn short scenes and songs for performance on our final day!


Musical Theatre Playhouse (Ages 9-11)
  • Sep 16 - Dec 16
  • Wed, 4:30 - 5:30pm
  • $160
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Description: The Playhouse is the place to learn to make the physical and vocal choices necessary to create a character. Our virtual studio is the perfect environment for theatre games, rehearsing comic scenes, and even creating mini-plays with fellow classmates.


Improvisation (Ages 10 and Up)
  • Sep 18 - Dec 18
  • Fri, 4:30 - 6:00pm
  • $240
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Description: Learn to think on your feet, be creative on demand and finally get the respect you deserve for being the class clown!


SNL Sketch Comedy (Ages 11 and Up)
  • Sep 19 - Dec 19
  • Sat, 11:00am - 12:30pm
  • $240
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Description: SNL style sketches created specifically to make Tony laugh and to create content for our own YouTube channel.


Adult Classes (Online)
Wine and Improv (Adults Only)
  • Sep 17 - Dec 17
  • Thu, 6:00 – 7:30pm
  • $240
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Drop In Class: $20/class; Venmo @Hi-Liners-MusicalTheatre.
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Description: Create scenes with other winers, on the spot, off the cuff, in the moment.


Cardio Tap (Adults Only*)
  • Sep 15 - Dec 15
  • Tue, 7:00 – 8:00pm
  • $180
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Drop In Class: $20/class; Venmo @Hi-Liners-MusicalTheatre.
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*High school students with teacher permission.

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Description: Try some fun fitness with CardioTAP™, taught by Co-Creator and Owner, Krystle Armstrong-Alan. Straight from the heart of New York City, CardioTAP™ is the only fitness method in the world that combines Strength and Aerobic Interval Training with True Broadway-style Tap Dance. No previous tap skills necessary.

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Meet Our Teachers

Learn about our talented and dedicated teaching staff on our Meet Our Teachers page.


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!


Policies & Procedures

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


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.