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 Winter 2024

Xanadu JR.

Xanadu JR. follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens of Mt. Olympus to Venice Beach, California, on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time – the first Roller Disco. (Hey, it's 1980!) But, when Kira falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation, and chaos abounds.

Age Range

Auditions are open to actors ages 7-18.

Audition Dates: Initial Auditions are Monday, September 18. You will be assigned an audition time slot (one hour long) after we receive your audition registration. Time slots begin at 5:00pm

Callbacks: Callbacks/dance auditions are Thursday, September 21 beginning at 5:00pm. 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

  • September 18 – December 23, Mondays & Thursdays, 5:00-7:30pm;
  • Saturdays, 3:00-6:00pm
  • (No reheasal November 4, 23, 25)

Tech Rehearsals

  • December 30, Saturday, 1:00-6:00pm;
  • January 2-4, Tuesday–Thursday, 5:00-9:00pm
  • (Highline College)

Tech rehearsals and performances are mandatory. No absences accepted!

Performance Schedule (All performances are mandatory)

  • Friday, January 5, 7:00pm (Call time will probably be 4:30pm)
  • Saturday, January 6, 7:00pm (Call time will probably be 5:00pm)
  • Sunday, January 7, 5:00pm (Call time will probably be 3:00pm)
  • Thursday, January 11 Student show (Call time 8:30am)
  • Friday, January 12, 7:00pm (Call time will probably be 5:00pm)
  • Saturday, January 13, 7:00pm (Call time will probably be 5:00pm)
  • Sunday, January 14, 5:00pm (Call time will probably be 3:00pm)
  • Friday, January 19, 7:00pm (Call time will probably be 5:00pm)
  • Saturday, January 20, 3:00pm (Matinée)
  • Saturday, January 20, 7:00pm (Call time will probably be 5:00pm)
  • Sunday, January 21, 5:00pm (Call time will probably be 3:00pm)

Tech and Performance Location

Cast/Parent Meeting: TBD

Tuition for this Show: $525