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Posted: Saturday, April 28, 2012 10:00 am | Updated: 5:05 pm, Mon Apr 30, 2012.

As the voice of 1960s “flower children,” The Mamas and The Papas came to define that decade with songs — like “California Dreamin’” and “Monday, Monday” — we still recognize today.

The music of the band plays again in “Dream a Little Dream: The Life & The Times of The Mamas and The Papas.” The production, which opened this week at Phoenix Theatre, charts the rise and fall of the group through the eyes of insider “Papa” Denny Doherty.

Said to be both hilarious and heartbreaking, the show takes audiences with the band from its beginnings in the small clubs of Greenwich Village to big-time performances on the “The Ed Sullivan Show” and at Carnegie Hall. Songs “Creque Alley,” “Dedicated to the One I Love,” “I Saw Her Again Last Night,” and, of course, “Dream a Little Dream,” punctuate the production.

DETAILS >> Multiple times and days through May 27. Phoenix Theatre, 100 E. McDowell Road. $68-$80. (602) 254-2151 or www.phoenixtheatre.com.

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