If you're a fan of the classic movie "The Sound of Music" and have been looking for a new way to share your passion with your kids, this is the production for you. "Sing-A-Long Sound of Music," at the Regent Theatre in Arlington, invites you to not only come in costume (imagine, a room filled with nuns!) but also sing out loud to your favorite songs. The evening begins with a live show in which your host will lead you through a vocal warm-up, judge the fancy dress competition and award the prizes. Costumes are not compulsory but they are highly recommended and you will be amazed at the inventiveness on display. The host will then show you how to use your free goody bag throughout the film and suggest some appropriate heckles and accompanying actions (such as hissing the countess, barking at Rolf and, of course, cheering for Julie). Then, you sit back and watch the original 1965 movie with the lyrics for all the songs on the screen, so you won’t miss a chance to sing your hearts out. The audience takes over as the star of the show from this point and almost anything can happen -- and usually does. After all, the first rule of sing-a-long is "there are no rules!" Wed., Dec. 26, 10:30 a.m. & 7 p.m.; Thurs. Dec. 27, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.; Fri., Dec. 28, 10:30 a.m., 3 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 29, 10:30 a.m. All ages. Adults, $15; children & seniors, $12. The Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St., Arlington. www.regenttheatre.com
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Kristi Palma, Boston.com Moms producer, is the mom of a first grader and a preschooler. She is a writer who enjoys cooking her grandmother's Italian recipes (when her son isn't launching paper airplanes into them). Follow her on Twitter @kristipalma.