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.

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DownStage Center Spring 2024

Addams Family Young at Part

In the kooky, upside-down world of the Addams Family, to be sad is to be happy, to feel pain is to feel joy, and death and suffering are the stuff of their dreams. Nonetheless, this quirky family still has to deal with many of the same challenges faced by any other family, and the spookiest nightmare faced by every family creates the focus of Lippa, Brickman, and Elice’s musical: the Addams kids are growing up. The Addamses have lived by their unique values for hundreds of years, and Gomez and Morticia, the patriarch and matriarch of the clan, would be only too happy to continue living that way. Their dark, macabre, beloved daughter Wednesday, however, is now an eighteen-year-old young woman who is ready for a life of her own. She has fallen in love with Lucas Beineke, a sweet, smart boy from a normal, respectable Ohio family — the most un-Addams sounding person one could be! And to make matters worse, she has invited the Beinekes to their home for dinner. In one fateful, hilarious night, secrets are disclosed, relationships are tested, and the Addams family must face up to the one horrible thing they’ve managed to avoid for generations: change.

Be aware this script includes morbid/macabre references, mention of animal cruelty, pretend violence, and toxic relationship behavior. These references are generally for comic effect to demonstrate that the Addams are “unusual”.

Performance Schedule

  • Friday, May 3, 7:00pm
  • Saturday, May 4, 7:00pm
  • Sunday, May 5, 4:00pm
  • Friday, May 10, 7:00pm
  • Saturday, May 11, 2:00pm
  • Saturday, May 11, 7:00pm
  • Sunday, May 12, 4:00pm
  • Friday, May 17, 7:00pm
  • Saturday, May 18, 2:00pm
  • Saturday, May 18, 7:00pm
  • Sunday, May 19, 4:00pm


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Previous 2024 Season Productions:

DownStage Center Winter 2024

Xanadu JR.

Performed: January 6-8, 13-15 and 10-22


Show Programs

January, 2024: Xanadu JR.

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August, 2023: Disney's Frozen KIDS

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July, 2023: Mary Poppins the Broadway Musical

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April–May, 2023: Newsies JR.

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January, 2023: Beauty and the Beast JR.

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August, 2022: Disney's Moana JR.

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July, 2022: Disney's Descendants The Musical

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April–May, 2022: Roald Dahl's Matilda JR.

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January, 2022: High School Musical JR.

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August, 2021: She Kills Monsters

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July, 2021: Could You Hug a Cactus?

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January, 2021: Emma: A Pop Musical

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August, 2020: Super Happy Awesome News

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July, 2020: The Show Must Go Online

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January, 2020: Legally Blonde The Musical JR.

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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.

The Hi-Liners MainStage

MainStage produces a major Broadway musical each year featuring a live music and high-end production values. Students ages 9-22 participate in a rigorous audition and rehearsal process based on the Actor's Equity Association model. Members of the cast are mentored and supported by local professionals in all fields of the theatre arts. In these productions we strive to meet the highest artistic standards in every way, and to provide our young actors with a truly memorable, quality experience.

Policies & Procedures

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