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Performed by Adlib Musical Children’s Productions

Playwright: Lynn Joffe, Adam Howard // Director: Lynn Joffe

Note: This production is no longer being performed.

Interactive musical storytelling at its best. The tale of two friends who discover the power of their imagination through an amazing musical caterpillar called Pitterpat. They embark on an adventure under the sea to meet Sting Ray Charles and help him find his swing. The magic words “Alakazam, Alakazing, the power of our mind is a magical thing,” contains the theme of this transformation myth in story, song, rhythm and rhyme. The show is also available as a readalong singalong story book. The production plays in English, Afrikaans and isiXhosa.

Other Highlights

I can’t think of a better way to show students what creativity around stories can mean and how exciting learning can be …a breath of fresh air for them.

The energy, thoughtfulness and creativity in your show was breath-taking– It appeals to ‘children’ of all ages and the words and music are so clever and appealing. You have really created a unique suite of teaching resources – words, music, creativity and thought. – Debbie Botha, Wits School of Education

Duration: 75 minutes

Age Range: 3 years - 8 years

Grades: Grade R (max)

Language(s): English, Afrikaans, isiXhosa, isiZulu

Curriculum Connection:

Themes covered: ,

Technical Requirements:

Electricity for equipment plug in. Each show is self-sufficient.

Festivals Attended/Performances at:

  • NAF 2012
  • Wits 969 2012
  • UJ Storytelling 2012
  • NAF 2013
  • UJ Storytelling 2013
  • NAF 2014

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