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 Auditions

Shrek the Musical JR.

Beauty is in the eye of the ogre in Shrek the Musical JR., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and fantastic Broadway musical. It's a "big bright beautiful world" as everyone's favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek the Musical JR. is an irreverently fun show with a powerful message for the whole family.

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Age Range 7-15

Our age limits are guidelines. Sometimes 6 year olds audition, but remember, cast members MUST be able to read. Sometimes we accept older students for particularly challenging shows. If you are outside the age range and would like to audition, contact us for details.

Audition Requirements

This is a workshop style audition that requires very little advance preparation. No poem or monologue is required for this audition. You will be asked to sing a simple song that you know well. Songs such as Twinkle Twinkle Little Star or Row, Row, Row Your Boat are perfectly acceptable for students of elementary school age. Older students should sing something more challenging, preferably from a Broadway Musical. Be sure to dress in clothes and shoes that you can move in and provide us with a current picture. A school picture or snapshot is fine. Make sure that it looks like you. Important Tip: The purpose of the photo is to help us remember you, so do not provide photos of you wearing a hat, holding a pet, or soaking wet on the beach. "Recognizable" is absolutely more important than "cute." A resume is optional, but recommended for candidates who have been in three or more productions.

Auditions: Thursday, April 25, 4:30pm-8:30pm

Callbacks: Thursday, May 2, 4:30pm-8:30pm

Audition/Rehearsal Location
Parent/Cast Meeting

Monday, May 13, 6:00-7:30pm

Rehearsal Schedule

Saturday, June 22, 12-4pm
June 24-28, Weekdays, 4:30-8:30pm
July 1-11, Weekdays, 12-4pm (No rehearsal July 4)
Saturday, July 6, 12-4pm

Your availability during the production period is very important. Please check the rehearsal and performance schedule on our calendar page and note any conflicts with the dates listed there before signing up for your audition.

Performance Schedule
  • Thursday, July 11, 7pm
  • Friday, July 12, 2pm: Campers' Matinee*
  • Friday, July 12, 7pm
  • Saturday, July 13, 2pm
  • Saturday, July 13, 7pm
  • Sunday, July 14, 2pm
  • Sunday, July 14, 7pm

*Email us at for information about bringing your summer camp.

Performance Venue: The Burien Annex  Map & Directions

Tuition for this Show: $350

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MainStage Auditions

Mamma Mia!

The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make Mamma Mia! a guaranteed smash hit for any theatre. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget!

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Guest Artists

College students and young adult actors who exhibit an advanced level of performing ability and training can be considered for Guest Artist positions in the cast. Guest Artists will be awarded partial or full tuition scholarships in return for hours spent in mentorship with the Hi-Liners. These hours will be delivered by taking on responsibilities in rehearsals, taking on leadership positions in promotional appearances such as parades and festivals, and leading marketing campaigns on social media or poster drives. Additionally, all Guest Artists are eligible for paid positions throughout the summer as teachers, choreographers, music directors, and assistants in our theme based Summer Theatre Camps.

Age Range

Auditions are open to actors ages 11 to 22.

Audition Requirements

Performers should prepare approximately 16 bars of a song and a one minute monologue. Please provide a copy of your sheet music, in a three ring binder, for the accompanist. Dress to impress (ie: no shorts, flip flops, or bare midriffs), and provide us with a current picture and resume. A school picture or snapshot is fine. Make sure that it looks like you. Important Tip: The purpose of the photo is to help us remember you, so do not provide photos of you wearing a hat, holding a pet, or soaking wet on the beach. "Recognizable" is absolutely more important than "cute." A few audition tips: Be on time, memorize your song, don't chew gum, and be courteous and professional before, during and after your audition.

Audition Appointments

Saturday, April 27, 3:00-7:30pm

Callbacks

Saturday, May 4, 3:00-7:30pm
Monday, May 6, 4:30-8:30pm

Audition Location
Parent/Cast Meeting

Monday, May 20, 6:00-7:30pm

Rehearsal Schedule

July 22-August 23, Weekdays, 5-9pm

Tech Rehearsals

August 26-September 6, Weekdays, 4:30-9:30pm (No rehearsal 9/2)

Your availability during the production period is very important. Please check the rehearsal and performance schedule on our calendar page and note any conflicts with the dates listed there before signing up for your audition.

Performance Schedule
  • Saturday, September 7, 7:30pm
  • Sunday, September 8, 1:30pm
  • Saturday, September 14, 7:30pm
  • Sunday, September 15, 1:30pm
  • Thursday, September 19, 9:30am*
  • Saturday, September 21, 7:30pm
  • Sunday, September 22, 1:30pm

*Student Matinee

Venue: The Highline Performing Arts Center  Map & Directions

Tuition for this Show: $500
(College students encouraged to ask for scholarship.)

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