The very roots of the hippie movement can be directly traced to their artistic influence. Prior to the Mamas and the Papas, most vocal groups were unisex and all dressed very conservatively. When Cass, John, Denny & Michelle hit the scene those stereo types flew out the window. Their unique style and light pop arrangements helped put California on the musical map and the laid-back 60’s West Coast lifestyle was born. Billed as a loving tribute to the original 1960’s rock band, The Papas & Mamas recreate the musical chemistry of one of the few North American groups to maintain widespread success during the British Invasion. With their tight, four part harmonies and close physical resemblance to the groundbreaking original group,The Papas & Mamas have entertained audiences all the way from Ojai, California to Barcelona, Spain.
The evening features the greatest hits of one America’s greatest bands. Sherry Land-Hicks performs as “Mama” Cass Elliot. Mike Butler’s smooth tenor pipes are spot on as Denny Doherty. Natalie Wilde adds her angelic soprano voice as ageless beauty Michelle Phillips and Ray Skowron rounds out the cast as Papa John Phillips.
Their haunting performance of California Dreaming will take you back to the sweet Southern California pop scene of the mid/late 60’s. Whether you’re a fan of The Mamas and the Papas or a newcomer to the sound, an evening withThe Papas & Mamas will have audiences dancing in their seats and trigger fond memories of a time gone by.... whose time has come again!