Monday, November 9, 2015

Charlette Blogs: Comparing the Play vs. the Film

Now it's Charlette's turn for her first blog post! 7 year-old Charlette shares with us her thoughts as she compares the experience of watching the film version with the musical version of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!


I was excited to watch the film but I was more excited to watch the play. The play Chitty Chitty Bang Bang had the same songs as the movie, and the actors acted like the characters in there to. The play missed some scenes, like the dad trying to fly with rockets on his back in the beginning of the movie.

I noticed in the play the setting was different than the movie. In the movie they had a real car, but in the play they made one and had to pretend. The actors had to pretend the car was flying, driving, and floated in the play. The characters acted and dressed for the time period. The dances were different than the movie.

Actor Rachel Seele as Truly Scrumptious
I can't choose which one I liked the most. The movie was long. I think the play was better than the movie. I felt excited, and the play was fun to watch. In the play, I liked when they used props on the stage. My favorite part was when Truly danced as a doll on a music box. Her voice was fantastic. When the dad dressed as a puppet I thought he was funny. I do like the songs in the play.

In theater you have to work hard and I think the actors worked really hard. Me and my mommy had a lot of fun and I can't wait to see the next play.


Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is now running at the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse in Berkeley through December 13. Visit our website for tickets and more info!