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Let me just start by saying, if you are even pondering getting tickets for Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, do it! It’s only in Boston for a couple of weeks and there’s a discount for Family Friendly Boston readers. (Save 20% per ticket for select performances by visiting citicenter.org/merry and using the code IBWC60.)

It was a perfectly festive show for the season!

I attended Opening night and just loved it. I love the movie and wasn’t sure how I’d feel about seeing it translated on stage, but there was no need for worry. It was a great show.

The experience started with a red carpet arrival of the stars.

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And carolers entertained the fans waiting for the arrivals and then moved inside to single in the lobby of the Wang.

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Finally it was time to grab our seats.

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The show began and soon enough there were the songs that are oh-so-catchy from the film like “Sisters.”

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And I loved the scene on the train to Vermont.

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I can STILL hear “Blue Skies.”

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The piano tap scene was my favorite though. The signing and dancing was amazing. It might have actually been my favorite scene on stage all year. Kudos to the wonderfully talented actors and actresses in this show.

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And, the finale! It was great. I wish it lasted just a little bit longer. There’s a surprise at the end of the finale that I won’t reveal, but it’s a perfect touch for a near perfect performance.

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Irving Berlin’s White Christmas plays at the Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre Tuesday, December 16 – Sunday, December 28, 2014, for 16 performances: Tuesday through Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm; Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm; matinees on Wednesday, December 23 and Friday, December 26 at 2:00 pm and Saturdays at 2:00 pm; and Sundays at 1:00 pm and 6:30 pm.

Tickets are priced at $35.00 – $125.00; all prices include a $3.75 facility fee per ticket. Tickets are on sale at the Citi Center box office, through www.citicenter.org or by calling 800-982-ARTS (2787), or through Ticketmaster. Groups of 10 or more may reserve tickets now by contacting Citi Performing Arts Center Group Sales at (617) 532-1116 or groups@citicenter.org

Disclosure: I received tickets in order to perform this review. Tickets were also provided for a giveaway. All thoughts and opinions, as always, are my own.