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 2015 DSC Spring Show:
Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark KIDS
1 Act, Book Musical, Rated G — KIDS Collection Version

Book by Jenny Laird, Music and Lyrics by Randy Courts, Additional Lyrics by Will Osborne. Based on Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark by Mary Pope Osborne.

About Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark KIDS

A magical tree house transports Jack and Annie to the land of the dinosaurs in this adaptation of the best-selling book series. What would you do if a tree house in your neighborhood could transport you anywhere you wanted to go?

Barnes & Noble Bookfair/Dinosaurs Sneak Peak

Join us for a special sneak peak of Dinosaurs Before Dark Saturday, April 25, 11am–1pm, Barnes & Noble Southcenter. See an excerpt of the production, meet characters, listen to a Magic Tree House Storytime, and participate in crafts and activities. Download printable Bookfair vouchers here.


All Seats $12 — All Seats Reserved.

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.


DSC Summer:
Disney's Peter Pan Jr. &
Rent: Student Edition
Fall MainStage:
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Show Info:

Performance Schedule
  • Friday, May 1, 7–8pm
  • Saturday, May 2, 7–8pm
  • Sunday, May 3, 3–4pm
  • Friday, May 8, 7–8pm
  • Saturday, May 9, 3–4pm

Performance Location

Policies & Procedures

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