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 (Nov. 2nd)

$25.00 $50.00

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Ragamuffin Theatre & Company is excited to be offering a brand new series of Musical Theater Workshops on the 1st Saturday of every month in Murrells Inlet, SC!

During our Oct. 5th masterclass, students learned how to tap into their imaginations discovering new levels of creative freedom as well as challenging choreography to the music of Newsies.

Can you still participate even if you didn’t make the 1st workshop?

Yes, of course! On Saturday, November 2, 2019 we will gather from 10-5 for our 2nd workshop. Students will have the opportunity to build on their growing skills or maybe, begin their journey for the first time. No experience is necessary as each new workshop allows participants to grow at their own pace. Our goal is to nurture confidence and character by creating an environment of acceptance, inspiration, and faith!

Our Saturday, December 7, 2019 workshop will culminate with an opportunity for participants to showcase a musical theater piece on Sunday morning, December 8th at Christ Church, Murrells Inlet. A powerful original piece will be performed for friends and family, showcasing each student’s individual talents and abilities.

The $50 registration fee can easily be paid on-line through our website. This 7-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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