The Tale of Sting Ray Charles – Die Verhaal van Langstert Gert

Performed by: Adlib Musical Children’s Productions

No director listed

No playwright listed

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.


75 minutes
Recommended Age:
3 years – 8 years
Recommended Grade:
Grade R (max) No min grade set
English (first language) / Afrikaans (second language)
Curriculum Connection:
Dramatic Arts
Themes Covered:
Creativity, Literacy


Festivals attended: NAF 2012, Wits 969 2012, UJ Storytelling 2012, NAF 2013, UJ Storytelling 2013, NAF 2014