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 Summer Shows:
James and the Giant Peach Jr.
Rated G: Approved for all audiences

When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach, rolls into the ocean and launches a journey of enormous proportions. James befriends a collection of singing insects that ride the giant piece of fruit across the ocean, facing hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements along the way.

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Rated PG-13: Not recommended for young children due to mature content

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home life, the tweens spell their way through a series of [potentially made-up] words hoping to never hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.


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
James and the Giant Peach Jr.
  • Thursday, July 14, 7pm
  • Friday, July 15, 7pm
  • Saturday, July 16, 3pm
  • Sunday, July 17, 3pm
25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
  • Saturday, July 16, 7pm
  • Sunday, July 17, 7pm
Cast/Parent Meeting

Monday, May 2, 5:30–6:30pm

Rehearsal Schedule

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Saturday, June 25, 3–6pm
June 27–July 13, Weekdays, 5:30pm–9:30pm
(No rehearsal 7/4)
Saturday, July 9, 12–4pm
Thursday & Friday, July 14–15, 12–4pm

James and the Giant Peach Jr.
Saturday, June 25, 12–4pm
June 27–July 15, Weekdays, 12–4pm (No rehearsal 7/4)
Saturday, July 9, 12–4pm


Performance Location

Policies & Procedures

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