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.

Tickets for the 2022 Season:

2022 Season Sponsor

Elliott Bay Dental

COVID-19 Update

Masks: For everyone's safety, masks will be required for all audience, volunteers, and staff. The actors will be performing maskless, but will be masked off stage.

DownStage Center Summer 2022

Disney's Moana JR.

Follow strong-willed Moana as she sets sail across the Pacific to save her village and discover the truth about her heritage. Moana and the legendary demigod Maui embark on an epic journey of self-discovery and camaraderie as both learn to harness the power that lies within.

Celebrating the rich history of Oceania and based on the beliefs and cultures of the people of the Pacific Islands, Moana was developed in collaboration with an Oceanic Trust — a group of anthropologists, cultural practitioners, historians, linguists, and choreographers from the Pacific Islands. The same respect and attention to detail used to develop the film was carried forward in the creation of this stage adaptation.

Performance Schedule

  • Friday, August 26, 7:00pm
  • Saturday, August 27, 7:00pm
  • Sunday, August 28, 3:00pm

Previous 2022 Season Productions:

MainStage Summer 2022

Disney's Descendants The Musical

Performed: July 23-24 and 28-31, 2022


Show Sponsor

Endolyne Joe's

DownStage Center Spring 2022

Roald Dahl's Matilda JR.

Performed: April 22-24 and April 29 – May 1, 2022


Show Sponsor


DownStage Center Winter 2022

High School Musical Jr.

Performed: January 7-9 and 14-15, 2022


Show Programs

July, 2022: Disney's Descendants The Musical

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April–May, 2022: Roald Dahl's Matilda JR.

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January, 2022: High School Musical Jr.

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August, 2021: She Kills Monsters

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July, 2021: Could You Hug a Cactus?

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January, 2021: Emma: A Pop Musical

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August, 2020: Super Happy Awesome News

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July, 2020: The Show Must Go Online

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January, 2020: Legally Blonde The Musical JR.

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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.

The Hi-Liners MainStage

MainStage produces a major Broadway musical each year featuring a live music and high-end production values. Students ages 9-22 participate in a rigorous audition and rehearsal process based on the Actor's Equity Association model. Members of the cast are mentored and supported by local professionals in all fields of the theatre arts. In these productions we strive to meet the highest artistic standards in every way, and to provide our young actors with a truly memorable, quality experience.

Policies & Procedures

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