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
Summer Camps

Musical Theatre Intensives

These camps are for Musical Theatre lovers! Our Intensives offer mentorship by master teacher Tony Curry. If you are a triple threat, or want to be one, you will love spending your time singing, dancing and acting your way through a week of rigorous rehearsal with your director, musical director and choreographer. Invite your manager (or Mom and Dad) to the final class to see you "putting it together" in an off-Broadway PREMIERE created just for you!

Theatre Arts Camps

If you like making up shows with your friends, these are the camps for you! Every day is about choosing characters, creating stories, playing theatre games and rehearsing a show! We also make time for outside play at the playground, snack time, crafts for scenery or props, and sharing. Then, on the last day, it’s time for the BIG SHOW for family and friends!


Week 1
Hogwarts Summer Musicale (Morning)
Musical Theatre Intensive (Ages 7–16)
  • June 23–27
  • Daily 8:45–11:45am
  • $200
  • Register

Hogwarts Academy's third annual summer stock magical musical theatre production! Young wizards and witches from all houses are eligible.

Hogwarts Prep (Morning)
Theatre Arts Camp (Ages 5–8)
  • June 23–27
  • Daily 8:45–11:45am
  • $165
  • Register

Aspiring to attend Hogwarts Academy someday? Here's your chance to experiment with the magic!

Week 2
Jedi Training Camp (Morning)
Theatre Arts Camp (Ages 9–16)
  • June 30–July 3
  • Daily 8:45–11:45am
  • $160
  • Register

Stage combat meets Yoda—learn to wield your light saber like a Jedi Master. (NO CLASS JULY 4)

Week 3
Frozen!** (Afternoon)
Musical Theatre Intensive (Ages 7–16)
  • July 7–11
  • Daily 1:30–4:30pm
  • $200
  • Register

It may be July, but we're going to Let It Go and Build a Snowman!

Ugly Duckling Camp** (Morning)
Theatre Arts Camp (Ages 5–8)
  • July 7–11
  • Daily 8:45–11:45am
  • $165
  • Register

Create a new play based on the classic story.

**Special Opportunity: On July 10th at 1pm, students enrolled in Frozen! and Ugly Duckling Camp are invited to a final dress rehearsal of the DSC production of Honk, Jr. Bring your families for this special preview!

Week 4
Frozen! (Afternoon)
Musical Theatre Intensive (Ages 5–8)
  • July 14–18
  • Daily 1:30–4:30pm
  • $200
  • Register

It may be July, but we're going to Let It Go and Build a Snowman!

Battle for Neverland—Combat/Make-up (Afternoon)
Theatre Arts Camp (Ages 7–13)
  • July 14–18
  • Daily 1:30–4:30pm
  • $165
  • Register

Create a world filled with Fairies, Pirates, Mermaids and otherworldly creatures, then design the make-up necessary to portray them. When their worlds collide, stage a combat scene to advance your species!

Week 5
43rd St. (Afternoon)
Musical Theatre Intensive (Ages 7–16)
  • July 21–25
  • Daily 1:30–4:30pm
  • $200
  • Register

Songs from plays about being in a play, like 42nd St., Kiss Me Kate, Gypsy, and A Chorus Line.

Week 6
Hunger Games—The Musical (Afternoon)
Musical Theatre Intensive (Ages 7–16)
  • July 28–August 1
  • Daily 1:30–4:30pm
  • $200
  • Register

Musicals are full of hungry children. What if they had to sing to survive?

Week 7
Dr. Who Camp (Afternoon)
Musical Theatre Intensive (Ages 7–16)
  • August 4–8
  • Daily 1:30–4:30pm
  • $200
  • Register

Take songs from Seussical and plots from Dr. Who, throw them in a Tardis and see where we end up.

Fairies & Elves (Afternoon)
Theatre Arts Camp (Ages 5–8)
  • August 4–8
  • Daily 1:30–4:30pm
  • $165
  • Register

Next stop: The Fairytale Kingdom. Fairies and Elves—spruce up your wings and fly into a world of your own creation.

Week 8
Hogwarts Academy (Afternoon)
Theatre Arts Camp (Ages 7–16)
  • August 11–15
  • Daily 1:30–4:30pm
  • $200
  • Register

Get your cape out of storage because you are in training. It's back to school time—but don't forget your potion book and your wand for these classes!

Munchkin Movers (Afternoon)
Theatre Arts Camp (Ages 5–8)
  • August 11–15
  • Daily 1:30–4:30pm
  • $165
  • Register

Put down the remote and get moving! Create a brand new story based on a character you choose.

Week 9
Comic Relief (Afternoon)
Theatre Arts Camp (Ages 9–16)
  • August 18–22
  • Daily 1:30–4:30pm
  • $200
  • Register

Mel Brooks once said: "I cut my finger; that's tragedy. You fall in a hole and die; that's comedy.

Treasure Chest (Afternoon)
Theatre Arts Camp (Ages 5–8)
  • August 18–22
  • Daily 1:30–4:30pm
  • $165
  • Register

Reach into the Treasure Chest each day and add a costume, set piece, or prop to a story we create together.

Auditions!

Fall MainStage:
42nd Street

Camps Location

Sibling Discount

For siblings enrolled in the same program or in programs taking place concurrently, a 15% discount is available for the second (and each additional) family member. To receive the discount, register by phone at 206-617-2152.


Cast Member Discount
Cast members of Honk, Runaways, and 42nd St. receive 50% off any camp taking place during your rehearsal weeks!


Private Coaching

Unable to find the class to fit your schedule? Or, are you a home schooler looking for classes during school hours? We have private coaching available to meet your needs! Just contact us and we will work with you to make sure you get yourself DownStage Center!


Minimum Enrollment

DownStage Center reserves the right to cancel classes if enrollment does not meet minimum requirements. You will receive a confirmation notification via email one week before the scheduled class start date.


Policies & Procedures

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