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.


COVID Announcement

At this time, auditions and rehearsals will be held in person at Glendale Lutheran School. While we understand that masking requirements have been discontinued in most places, we engage in “high risk activities” which produce high levels of aerosol (i.e. singing in groups, dancing, etc.). As a result, we will continue to ask participants to wear masks when participating in indoor group activities. Auditioners will be allowed to remove their masks for solo singing with proper distance from the group. At this time it is our intention to perform maskless. If changes to our policies or procedures occur after your registration you will be notified.

Academy HMT

Advanced Musical Theatre Class for Middle/High School Students

Audition and yearlong commitment required.

Age Range

Auditions are open to actors ages 13-18.

Is This For You?

You have begun your exploration of singing, dancing and acting. Now you're ready for the next step. Are you inspired by the prospect of diving deeply into a musical in a way that is impossible during a regular rehearsal process? Over a yearlong process, the students will take on production positions, (i.e., assistant directing, choreographing, dramaturgy, and design) as well as acting roles, in a small cast musical. The production created by this class will be a part of the 2023 season, culminating in a weekend of performances for the public.


Expand your understanding of text analysis in order to grasp the arc of a character. Create broad, stylized characters, develop your comic timing, pursue your objective with laser beam focus, while mining the truth of scenes and songs.


Work with a musical director who is also a vocal coach. This means that personal strengths can be enhanced, while vocal challenges are addressed on a one on one basis. Improve tone, increase vocal strength and enhance your range.


Performing a small cast musical means more personal attention to dance technique during rehearsal and students are given opportunities to choreograph musical numbers.

But wait, there's more...


Students will be required to take on production team responsibilities. Expand your knowledge of theatre to include new skills like blocking a scene, choreographing a dance, costuming, creating properties, and building the set.

Audition Submission: September 16


September 20 – May 16, Tuesdays, 6:00-9:00pm

Class Location

Tech Rehearsals

May 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, June 1, 4:00-9:00pm

Performance Schedule

  • Friday, June 2, 7:00pm
  • Saturday, June 3, 7:00pm
  • Sunday, June 4, 3:00pm

Tuition for this class: $1,350


Winter Show

Disney's Beauty and the Beast JR.

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

Age Range

Auditions are open to actors ages 7-18.

Audition Dates: Initial Auditions are Monday, September 19. You will be assigned an audition time slot (one hour long) after we receive your audition registration. Time slots begin at 4:00pm.

Callbacks: Callbacks/dance auditions are Thursday, September 22 beginning at 4:00pm. Everyone will be asked to come to the dance audition. You do not need to prepare a dance in advance. You will learn the combination at the dance audition. Some will be asked to stay for singing callbacks.

Audition Requirements

Young or inexperienced performers should prepare a song they know very well, like Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, without accompaniment. More experienced performers can prepare 16 bars from a broadway musicals. All songs will be sung a cappella.

Photo: You will need to upload a picture in order to complete this registration. A current picture taken on a cellphone with a plain background and nothing obstructing the face is acceptable. Important Tip: The purpose of the photo is to help us remember you, so please do not provide photos of you wearing a hat, holding a pet, soaking wet, or with any portion of your face covered by sunglasses/goggles/facepaint/masks/etc. The person auditioning should be the only person in the photo. “Recognizable” is absolutely more important than “cute,” and being able to see your whole face is important. Also, make sure that it is a current picture, and not one from several years ago. A current school photo is a great example.

Resume: A resume is optional.

Audition and Rehearsal Location

Rehearsal Schedule

  • October 3 – December 17 (no rehearsal November 21-26)
  • Mondays: 4:30-7:00pm
  • Thursdays: 4:30-7:00pm
  • Saturdays: 3:00-6:00pm
  • (Glendale Lutheran School)

Tech Rehearsals

January 2-5, Monday through Thursday, 4:30pm-8:30pm (Highline College)

Tech rehearsals and performances are mandatory. No absences accepted!

Performance Schedule

  • Friday, January 6, 7:00pm
  • Saturday, January 7, 7:00pm
  • Sunday, January 8, 5:00pm
  • Friday, January 13, 7:00pm
  • Saturday, January 14, 7:00pm
  • Sunday, January 15, 5:00pm
  • Friday, January 20, 7:00pm
  • Saturday, January 21, 7:00pm
  • Sunday, January 22, 5:00pm

Tech and Performance Location

Cast/Parent Meeting: TBD

Tuition for this Show: $475