Large ensembles, such as the New Christy Minstrels or the Serendipity Singers, and well-groomed collegians like the Kingston Trio or The Brothers Four, populated the airwaves. Sweetheart duos also found great success, especially with television audiences.
A Mighty Wind picks up on Mitch and Mickey 30 years later, and their stage performance Saturday conjured wistful performances from Levy and O'Hara.
Levy even held his own on the guitar as he portrayed the washed-out musician with a comically vacant stare. He made multiple attempts to introduce a nonexistent drummer.
The sweet but whimsical "Kiss at the End of the Rainbow" was followed by the two wrapped in comical passion.
To close the evening, the three groups gathered as a force to sing a song of liberation. As the ensemble sang "A mighty wind's blowing … it's blowing peace and freedom, it's blowing equality," the audience enjoyed the nostalgic sounds of an era — and thanks to Guest and company, it will not soon be forgotten.