The DownStage Theatre:
4029 Stone Way N.
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 633-1883

Upcoming Events

Emerging Artists Program: “The Mutant Diaries”

Oct 17 – Oct 19

A solo musical comedy about one woman who stopped cancer before it could strike.

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A Child’s Christmas in Wales & The Long Christmas Dinner

Dec 5 – Dec 24

Celebrate the joy of magic, family, and memories with two short plays for the Christmas holidays!

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Classes and Workshops

Nurturing imaginations, developing acting skills and providing actor-centered education since 1996.

Later classes: Winter Quarter 2015 | Spring Quarter 2015 | Spring Break 2015 | Spring Quarter 2015

Fall Quarter 2014

ClassRehearsalAgesTuition
Scrooge's ChristmasFris 4-6:30pm, Sats 10am-1:30pm8–20$520
Olivia's AdventuresMons 4-5pm5–7$165
Cinderella (with Music)Tues 4-6pm7–11$255
Little WomenWeds 4-6pm12–16$255
STEAM: James & The Giant PeachThurs 4-6pm8–13$255

Scrooge's Christmas

Performance Workshop — By audition only. Click here to learn about the audition process.

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Ages 8–20
Tuition: $520
Fris 4-6:30pm, Sats 10am-1:30pm
Oct 5-Dec 11

Performances: December 12-20

Play multiple characters and show off all your acting skills in this ensemble-based version of the classic tale. Let's show Scrooge the value of Christmas and bring magic to the stage in a full production complete with set, props and costumes!


Olivia's Adventures

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Ages 5–7
Tuition: $165
Mons 4-5pm
Oct 13-Dec 8

Everyday we'll go on a different adventure inspired by a new Olivia book. We'll save the circus, form a band, go to Venice and dream big in this high-energy class!


Cinderella (with Music)

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Ages 7–11
Tuition: $255
Tues 4-6pm
Oct 14-Dec 9

Relive the magic of this classical tale and put all your musical skills in practice. All the familiar characters with fun songs and choreography that will make you look like a star!


Little Women

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Ages 12–16
Tuition: $255
Weds 4-6pm
Oct 15-Dec 10

Join the March sisters in their journey from childhood to maturity and bring this beloved story to live. Learn what it meant to be a young woman in the 19th century. This class will end in a presentation!


STEAM: James & The Giant Peach

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Ages 8–13
Tuition: $255
Thurs 4-6pm
Oct 16-Dec 11

Join us in a journey to study aviation, calculate distance and master engineering to design your own flying fruit! This class will end on a multi-disciplinary sharing of all our class-projects!


Winter Quarter 2015

ClassRehearsalAgesTuition
Pippi LongstockingFris 4-6:30pm, Sats 10am-1:30pm8–20$520
Creative DramaMons 4-5pm5–7$165
Enormous CrocodileTues 4-6pm7–11$255
Macbeth, The MusicalWeds 4-6pm12–16$255
STEAM: The LoraxThurs 4-6pm8–13$255

Pippi Longstocking

Performance Workshop — By audition only. Click here to learn about the audition process.

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Ages 8–20
Tuition: $520
Fris 4-6:30pm, Sats 10am-1:30pm
Jan 30-Mar 19

Performances: March 20-29

With an absent father at sea, and a mother passed away Pippi somehow has what she needs to get by, and if she doesn't, she'll make something up! Pippi's adventure introduces a host of wonderful characters and the lessons she learns along the way prove that she is capable of just about anything. *Has music*


Creative Drama

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Ages 5–7
Tuition: $165
Mons 4-5pm
Feb 2-Mar 23

Use your body, voice, costumes and dramatic structure to tell your own stories effectively. Let your imagination run wild and create your own short plays to perform them in front of an audience in the last day of class!


Enormous Crocodile

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Ages 7–11
Tuition: $255
Tues 4-6pm
Feb 3-Mar 24

One day an enormous crocodile goes galumphing through the forest telling all the animals he's going to eat children. Will he succeed? Can the animals stop him? It's up to you! Join us for this hilarious musical ad- venture from the unique imagination of Roald Dahl


Macbeth, The Musical

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Ages 12–16
Tuition: $255
Weds 4-6pm
Feb 4-Mar 25

Help Drama kids Caitlin and Rob find inspiration for their new tragical musical comedy farce. Do you think the bard's plot will do the trick? Come and find out!


STEAM: The Lorax

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Ages 8–13
Tuition: $255
Thurs 4-6pm
Feb 5-Mar 26

Unleash your imagination finding environmentally-friendly ways to develop a city and create your very own business!


Spring Quarter 2015

ClassRehearsalAgesTuition
Disney's Mulan, Jr. (MusicalFris 4-6:30pm, Sats 10am-1:30pm8–20$520

Disney's Mulan, Jr. (Musical

Performance Workshop — By audition only. Click here to learn about the audition process.

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Ages 8–20
Tuition: $520
Fris 4-6:30pm, Sats 10am-1:30pm
Apr 10-June 11

Performances: June 12-21

Music and Lyrics by Matthew Wilder, David Zippel, Stephen Schwartz, Jeanine Tesori and Alexa Junge
Book adapted and additional lyrics by Patricia Cotter

Help Mulan defy the village match maker and join the army to spare her father and save the Emperor. Come and sing favorites like "Reflection," and "I'll Make a Man Out of You," as well as new songs that will get your audience up on its feet!


Spring Break 2015

ClassRehearsalAgesTuition
The Wonderful World of Eric CarleMon-Fri 9am-3pm5–7$260
The HobbitMon-Fri 9am-3pm8–13$260

The Wonderful World of Eric Carle

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Ages 5–7
Tuition: $260
Mon-Fri 9am-3pm
Apr 13-17

Everyday we'll go on a different adventure inspired by a new Eric Carle book. We'll meet dragons, caterpillars, grouchy ladybugs, very busy spiders, very quite crickets and very clumsy beetles in this high-energy class!


The Hobbit

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Ages 8–13
Tuition: $260
Mon-Fri 9am-3pm
Apr 13-17

This ensemble based play tells the exciting and surprising quest of Bilbo Baggins as he meets strange and mysterious characters on his journey. Elves, Trolls, Wargs, and a fiery tempered dragon are a part of this grand story telling drama.


Spring Quarter 2015

ClassRehearsalAgesTuition
Where Are The Wild Things?Mons 4-5pm5–7$255
Lion, Witch, WardrobeTues 4-6pm7–11$255
Treasure IslandWeds 4-6pm12–16$255
STEAM: The Very Hungry CatterpillarThurs 4-5pm5–7$165

Where Are The Wild Things?

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Ages 5–7
Tuition: $255
Mons 4-5pm
Apr 20-June 8

If you are a Wild Thing at heart, join us as Maurice Sendack's mischievous Max goes on a journey he will never forget. Campers will improvise their way around the world with "the Wild Thing" (Max). Sound effects, special props and much imagination will help us re-tell this simple, lovely tale.


Lion, Witch, Wardrobe

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Ages 7–11
Tuition: $255
Tues 4-6pm
Apr 21-June 9

Let's watch the wardrobe take on a life of its own as the evil White Witch is replaced by the king. Sword fights, songs and lots of magic in this action-packed play. This class will end in a performance!


Treasure Island

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Ages 12–16
Tuition: $255
Weds 4-6pm
Apr 22-June 10

Set Sail aboard the Hispaniola with Long John Silver and the bloodthirstiest buccaneers that ever lived. Sing with the Sea Shanties and battle the high seas to where X marks the spot, "yet tread lightly and be careful who you trust."


STEAM: The Very Hungry Catterpillar

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Ages 5–7
Tuition: $165
Thurs 4-5pm
Apr 23-June 11

Study insects, design and build your very own butterfly-shaped kite! This class will be full of exploration, adventures and hand-on activities that will put all your talents to work. We will end with a presentation including acting and an exhibition of our class projects.