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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MainStage Summer 2024

Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She's unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher Miss Honey. During her first term at school, the two forge a bond as Miss Honey begins to recognize and appreciate Matilda's extraordinary personality. Matilda's school life isn't completely smooth sailing, however — the school's mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves to punish those who don't abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils' saving grace!

Performance Schedule

  • Frida, July 26, 7:00pm
  • Saturday, July 27, 3:00pm
  • Sunday, July 28, 3:00pm
  • Friday, August 2, 7:00pm
  • Saturday, August 3, 3:00pm
  • Sunday, August 4, 3:00pm
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DownStage Center Summer 2024

Disney-PIXAR Finding Nemo KIDS

Marlin, an anxious and over-protective clownfish, lives in the Great Barrier Reef with his kid Nemo, who longs to explore the world beyond their anemone home. But when Nemo is captured and taken to Sydney, Marlin faces his fears and sets off on an epic adventure across the ocean. With the help of lovable characters such as optimistic Dory, laid-back sea turtle Crush, and the supportive Tank Gang, Marlin and Nemo both overcome challenges on their journey to find each other and themselves.

Performance Schedule

  • Friday, August 23, 7:00pm
  • Saturday, August 24, 3:00pm
  • Sunday, August 25, 3:00pm
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Previous Productions This Season:

DownStage Center Spring 2024

Addams Family Young at Part

Performed: May 3-5, 10-12 and 17-19

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DownStage Center Winter 2024

Xanadu JR.

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

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Show Programs

May, 2024: Addams Family Young at Part

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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.