Ragamuffin Theatre & Co.


Ragamuffin Theatre and Company is a non-profit organization dedicated to training up young people in all areas of the performing arts. Founder and director Kathleen Whittaker has over 30 years experience in the art of musical theatre, drama, mime, dinner theatre, variety shows, writing and producing original full scale productions, and mentoring and teaching passionate artists from the ages 5 to 80 years old. Most known for her work in Charlevoix, Michigan where she trained students weekly for 18 consecutive years in the performing arts schooling discipline in the expression of dance, (jazz, ballet, hip hop, lyrical, interpretive) improv, choir, and theatre. Ragamuffin Theater’s standards of professionalism are unmatched in any local theatre organization, demanding excellence and discipline from every student no matter what their age or experience. Whittaker emphasizes the importance of developing the imagination, communication skills, and leadership qualities while building life long relationships with her mentees. She empowers them to use their talents, gifts, and skills in every aspect of life. Ragamuffin Theatre has provided fine arts workshops for schools, churches, community organizations, and residential treatment centers, inspiring and equipping aspiring artists to reach their full potential.

Upcoming Events

Musical Theatre Workshop (Dec. 7th)

$25.00 $50.00

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Ragamuffin Theatre & Company is offering their final Musical Theater Workshop for 2019 on December 7th in Murrells Inlet, SC!

Can you still participate even if you haven’t come to any of our other workshops?

Yes! On Saturday, December 7, 2019 we will gather from 10-5, break for dinner (provided by Christ Church), and then complete our fun-filled day with a dress rehearsal from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The Saturday December 7th workshop will culminate with an opportunity for participants to showcase a musical theater piece on Sunday morning, December 8th at Christ Church, Murrells Inlet. Students will perform a couple of powerful original pieces for friends and family, allowing them to showcase their individual talents as we prepare for the Christmas Season!

Our goal is to nurture confidence and character by creating an environment of acceptance, inspiration, and faith so that each child feels loved and valued.

The $50 registration fee can easily be paid on-line through our website. This 10-hour intensive workshop fee includes props, scripts, music, and costumes if needed when showcasing a workshop piece. It does not include lunch. Each student is required to bring their own bag lunch, healthy snacks, and water bottle for the day.


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