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

Fine Arts Daycamp Registration

$50.00 $125.00

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“This is Me” is a once in a life-time Musical Theatre Camp. Participants will unlock their imaginations, express individual greatness, work collectively on choreography tailored to individual skill sets, learn the 5 basics of acting, engage in exciting tableau configurations, sing, dance, and so much more! No experience is required. Our expert team will build up your confidence with practical performing arts skills helping you overcome insecurities and inhibitions.

Hilarious games, team building exercises and energizing rehearsals will more than prepare you for the performances on August 10th at 3pm and 7pm. Musical selections from “The Greatest Showman” and other beloved favorites will be showcased during our performances.

Participants need to pack a sack lunch, water bottles, and dress in clothes that they are comfortable to dance in. Appropriate clothing includes dance wear, stretch pants, shorts, t-shirts (please, no denim, jewelry, crop tops, dresses or skirts without leggings). Participants are required to attend and perform in both shows (unless cleared by director for exceptional circumstances).

Director Kathleen Whittaker and her team of dedicated artists have a combined total of 45 years experience working in the field of performing arts. Their enthusiasm, love of people, and genuine faith infuse both students and audience members with contagious courage and awe-inspiring vision!


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