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Afeel-good show with a greater pur­pose, the Ma­mas and Pa­pas have be­come an av­enue for un­der­stand­ing.

Cal­i­for­nia Dream­ing – The Mu­sic of the Ma­mas and the Pa­pas was cre­ated by Mar­garet and Terry Fisk with the idea of help­ing De­fence fam­i­lies need­ing sup­port.

Fisk says af­ter head­ing up the De­fence Spe­cial Needs Sup­port Group for 20 years, she has seen the im­pact of phys­i­cal and psy­cho­log­i­cal wounds.

“It af­fects part­ners too ... there’s many who are look­ing af­ter spe­cial needs chil­dren and then have to look af­ter their spouse, and it’s not what they signed up for,” she says. “So with this show we sim­ply wanted to say there’s a story in the fore­front, not re­lated to the mu­sic, but to cre­ate an aware­ness.”

The show will ask for do­na­tions to Soldier On, as­sist­ing De­fence fam­i­lies.

It is a fly-in, fly-out tour fit­ting the reg­u­lar sched­ules of the singers, some of whom are teach­ers. The Fisks are Ma­mas and Pa­pas trag­ics, and wanted to get the group’s story out to new fans. Au­di­ences will hear all the songs that were ei­ther writ­ten or sung by the group. In a con­cert with a twist, it is set on a stage rem­i­nis­cent of the Ed Sul­li­van Show.

The Mu­sic of the Ma­mas & the Pa­pas

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