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 Productions

Announcing Our DSC Summer Show:
Disney's The Lion King JR.

Rated G: Approved for all audiences

About the Show

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.


Performance opportunities for developing voices

DownStage Center produces several "low tech" shows each season for which the key word is "nurturing." DSC programming features a "no tears" workshop style audition, a rehearsal schedule tailored to the needs of our youngest actors, and performance opportunities in small venues just right for developing voices. Additionally, alumni and MainStage performers are used as mentors and in production roles. Students ages 7 and up participate in DSC shows.

The DownStage Center Education Division offers year round camps, and classes for students ages 3 to 18. Musical Theatre Goes to School is our DSC outreach program.


Policies & Procedures

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

Show Info:

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

*student performance

Performance 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