Lyric Unlimited Presents Chicago Voices Community Created Performances Stories and Songs of Chicago

  • Location - Harris Theater, 205 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL

Community Created Performances are original music theater works created and performed by Chicago groups using the core element of opera: storytelling through song.

As part of Lyric Unlimited’s groundbreaking Chicago Voices initiative, three incredibly unique groups have been selected for a “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity to bring their community’s stories to life through song. Join them at the Harris Theater for the culmination of their 15-week creative journey, when their stories take shape as unforgettable, fully produced musical performance pieces.

Learn more about Community Created Performances and the entire Chicago Voices initiative.

Upcoming Dates
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Stories and Songs of Chicago was presented by Lyric on September 10, 2017. View our calendar to see what's currently on stage.

Program Book

Learn more about Community Created Performances: Stories and Songs of Chicago with engaging articles, notes from the director, a complete plot synopsis, artist bios, and more.

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Meet The Artists

Blu Rhythm Collective

Kuumba Lynx

YOLO Boomers

Jess McLeod


Derek McPhatter


Mike Przygoda


Cheri Coons

Kuumba Lynx Animateur

Jacob Watson

YOLO Boomers Animateur

Sophie Wingland

Blu Rhythm Collective Animateur

Collette Pollard

Scenic Designer

Stephanie Cluggish

Costume Designer

Matt Chapman

Sound Designer

Lee Fiskness

Lighting Designer

Production Sponsors


The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Logo

Ford Foundation

This project partially supported by:
The Chicago Community Trust, an IncentOvate Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, and the Eisen Family Foundation.

In Partnership with the Chicago Public Library

Chicago Public Library

Photo: Michael Brosilow