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 Introductions

A chance for our youngest students to develop their singing and dancing skills. Each camp is focused on a theme, which is used to inspire the music selection and creation of a simple script. Craft time, outside play time at the park, and theme-centric games are part of the fun, leading up to a PERFORMANCE on the final day.

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!

**No camps July 18-22**


Week 1
Percy Jackson: Welcome to
the School of Rock!
(Morning)
Musical Theatre Intensive (Ages 7–16)
  • June 27–July 1
  • Daily 8:45–11:45am
  • $200
  • Register

Percy Jackson and the demi-gods start a band!

Frozen (Morning)
Musical Theatre Introduction (Ages 5–8)
  • June 27–July 1
  • Daily 8:45–11:45am
  • $200
  • Register

Elsa, Anna, and Olaf: BFFs who will melt your heart.

Week 2
Hamilton Rap Battle (Morning)
Musical Theatre Intensive (Ages 7–16)
  • July 5–8
  • Daily 8:45–11:45am
  • $160
  • Register

**No camp July 4**

4th of July pops with a little patriotic Hip Hop from most popular musical on Broadway.

Star Wars Camp (Morning)
Musical Theatre Introduction (Ages 5–8)
  • July 5–8
  • Daily 8:45–11:45am
  • $160
  • Register

**No camp July 4**

Jedi boys and girls learn the ways of the Musical Force.

Week 3
Hunger Games: To Kill a Mockingjay* (Morning)
Musical Theatre Intensive (Ages 7–16)
  • July 11–15
  • Daily 8:45–11:45am
  • $200
  • Register

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

Lion King Camp* (Morning)
Musical Theatre Introduction (Ages 5–8)
  • July 11–15
  • Daily 8:45–11:45am
  • $200
  • Register

Design your own African mask and find your pride!

*Special Opportunity: On July 15th, students enrolled in Week 3 of Camp are invited to a final dress rehearsal of the DSC production of James and the Giant Peach Jr. at Renton Civic Theater. Bring your families for this special preview!

Week 4
Guardians of the Galaxy (Afternoon)
Musical Theatre Intensive (Ages 7–16)
  • July 25–29
  • Daily 1:30–4:30pm
  • $200
  • Register

Open Walkman — check. Drop in mix tape — check. Save Galaxy — working on it!

Week 5
Descendants (Afternoon)
Musical Theatre Intensive (Ages 7–16)

**This camp is currently full. By registering you will be added to the wait list. You will be notified if space becomes available. Please skip the payment portion until you have been informed that space is available for you.**

The children of Disney villains are released from the Isle of the Lost.

Inside Out (Afternoon)
Musical Theatre Introduction (Ages 5–8)
  • August 1–5
  • Daily 1:30–4:30pm
  • $200
  • Register

It's more than a feeling. We all have voices in our head. Let them out!

Week 6
Book of Norman (Afternoon)
Musical Theatre Intensive (Ages 7–16)
  • August 8–12
  • Daily 1:30–4:30pm
  • $200
  • Register

Why be a normal Norman? In our original version of the Broadway hit The Book of Mormon, we celebrate going against the norm. Of course, we can only use the G-rated bits, so the show will be 15 minutes.

Fairies and Elves (Afternoon)
Theatre Arts Camp (Ages 5–8)
  • August 8–12
  • Daily 1:30–4:30pm
  • $200
  • Register

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

Week 7
Hogwarts Summer Musicale (Afternoon)
Musical Theatre Intensive (Ages 7–16)
  • August 15–19
  • Daily 1:30–4:30pm
  • $200
  • Register

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

Week 8
Comic Relief (Afternoon)
Theatre Arts Camp (Ages 9–16)
  • August 22–26
  • 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."

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.


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.