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.



“We're All In This Together!”

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Online Silent Auction November 7-13

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Winter Show

High School Musical Jr.

Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High must deal with issues of love, friends and family while balancing their classes and extra curricular activities. The show’s infectious, danceable songs are sure to engage performers and audiences alike.


COVID Announcement

Due to the King County Vaccination Verification program, beginning October 25, people ages 12 and older will be required to show proof of FULL COVID-19 vaccination or a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hour prior in order to enter certain indoor and outdoor events. Theater performances are included in this order. See the County's order HERE. All patrons 12+ will be required to show proof of full vaccination or a negative test in order to enter the performance. Masks are still required to enter the premises. Refunds will not be given to those that purchase tickets but do not comply. Once you have purchased tickets you will be notified of any changes to the HMT vaccination and masking policies for your performance should they occur.

Show Programs

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.