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 Productions

Announcing Our DSC Winter Show:
Once on This Island JR.

Rated G: Approved for all audiences


All Seats $12 — All Seats Reserved.

About the Show

With its poignant story and catchy Caribbean-flavored score, Once on This Island JR. is a highly original theatrical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's popular fairy tale, The Little Mermaid, and the Tony-nominated Broadway musical by the legendary writing team, Ahrens and Flaherty.

Through almost non-stop song and dance, this full-hearted musical tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of her island. When Daniel is returned to his people, the fantastical gods who rule the island guide Ti Moune on a quest that will test the strength of her love against the powerful forces of prejudice, hatred and even death.

Student Matinee

Thursday, January 10, 10–11:30am. Email us for more information about bringing your student group!

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.

Show Info:

Performance Schedule
  • Saturday, January 5, 3-4pm
  • Saturday, January 5, 7–8pm
  • Sunday, January 6, 3-4pm
  • Thurs, Jan 10, 10–11:30am*
  • Friday, January 11, 7–8pm
  • Saturday, January 12, 7–8pm
  • Sunday, January 13, 3-4pm

*Student Matinee

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Performance Location

Parent/Cast Meeting

Thur, October 11, 6-7:30pm

Rehearsal Schedule

Mondays and Thursdays, October 11-January 5, 4:30–7pm; Saturdays, 3–6pm (No rehearsal 11/22-24, 12/24-29.)

Tech Rehearsals

January 1-4, 4-8pm

Policies & Procedures

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