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:
G2K The Sound of Music
Rated G: Approved for all audiences

The "G2K" Getting To Know Series: Uniquely adapted musicals specifically for youth performers.

PLEASE NOTE: Patrons with babes in arms will not be seated. If your child or any member of your party is being disruptive, please help them to leave the theater.

About the Show

When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the Captain's immediate service in their navy. The family's narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre.


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, Jan. 7, 7–8:30pm
  • Sunday, Jan. 8, 3–4:30pm
  • Friday, Jan. 13, 7–8:30pm
  • Saturday, Jan. 14, 7–8:30pm
  • Sunday, Jan. 15, 3–4:30pm
TICKETS ON SALE NOW

All Seats $12 — All Seats Reserved.

Cast/Parent Meeting

Monday, October 10, 6–7:30pm

Rehearsal Schedule

October 13 through December 17, Mondays and Thursdays, 5–7:30pm, and Saturdays, 3–6pm. (No rehearsal 11/24 & 11/26)

Tech Rehearsals

January 3–6, 4–8pm


Policies & Procedures

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