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 Shows:
Madagascar JR.
Rated G: Approved for all audiences

Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York's Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends — Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo — have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before an admiring public and with regular meals provided for them. Not content to leave well enough alone, Marty lets his curiosity get the better of him and makes his escape — with the help of some prodigious penguins — to explore the world.


All Seats $12 — All Seats Reserved.

Rated PG-13: Not recommended for young children due to mature content

In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides that he's had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!


All Seats $15 — All Seats Reserved.

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.

Show Info:

Performance Schedule
  • Madagascar JR.
  • Thursday, July 13, 7pm
  • Friday, July 14, 7pm
  • Saturday, July 15, 3pm
  • Sunday, July 16, 3pm
  • Urinetown
  • Saturday, July 15, 7pm
  • Sunday, July 16, 7pm

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Performance Location
Parent/Cast Meeting

Monday, May 1, 6:30–7:30pm

Rehearsal Schedule

Saturdays, June 3, 10, 17 & 24, 3-6pm
June 26-July 13, Weekdays, 5:30pm-9:30pm (No rehearsal July 4)
Saturday, July 8, 2-6pm

Madagascar JR.
Saturday, June 24, 9am-1pm
June 26-July 13, Weekdays, 12-4pm (No rehearsal July 4)
Saturday, July 8, 9am-1pm

Policies & Procedures

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