Florida Stage traditionally does a musical revue in the summer, usually something full of show tunes that appeal to its loyal and undeniably (how to say this?) vintage group of theatergoers.
Dream a Little Dream, subtitled "The Nearly True Story of the Mamas and The Papas," is a bio-musical put together by Paul Ledoux and the late Denny Doherty, one of the members of the powerhouse '60s folk-rock group (that's Doherty waving in the photo at left, in back of Cass Elliot, who's beside Michelle and John Phillips).
An evolved version of a show which had an Off-Broadway run in 2003 as a vehicle for Doherty, Dream a Little Dream tells the story of the group and runs through its biggest hits: California Dreamin', Monday Monday, Dedicated to the One I Love, Creeque Alley and, of course, Dream a Little Dream.
It will play Florida Stage from June 25 through Aug. 31; right now, only subscribers and groups can buy tickets, but anyone can starting May 1. For info, call 1-800-514-3837.
And yes, I do realize that to people in their 20s, 30s, maybe 40s, a Mamas and Papas revue might feel as old school as a Rodgers and Hart show feels to Baby Boomers. But hey -- it's progress!