Earth to Kenzie

November 09. 2019 - November 10. 2019

Upcoming Dates

November 09. 2019 - November 10. 2019

An Opera for Young Audiences Earth to Kenzie



Meet Kenzie, a fifth grader with homework, asthma, and a big imagination. When she and her mother have to move into a family shelter, Kenzie finds refuge in the world of video games alongside her avatar, Edwin. Through their imaginary space adventures, Kenzie dares to go farther than ever before. Can she find the confidence to make friends and succeed in the classroom? And can she find her way home? 

Earth to Kenzie is a new opera written by Frances Pollock and Jessica Murphy Moo and directed by Jess McLeod. Featuring a cast of four singers with piano accompaniment, this family offering is specifically programmed to expose young audiences ages 7-12 to storytelling through song, introducing them to the magic of opera.

The production is a co-commission with Seattle Opera. Lyric Unlimited's educational partner for Earth to Kenzie is Codeverse, the world's first fully interactive coding studio and development platform for kids ages 6-13.


  • Language: English
  • Running Time: 45 minutes
  • Location: Vittum Theater 1012 N Noble St, Chicago, IL 60642

Meet the artists

Major support for Earth to Kenzie provided by

Nancy W. Knowles Student and Family Performances Fund

Earth to Kenzie and Opera in the Neighborhoods are supported by

Lead sponsor

J. Christopher and Anne N. Reyes


Anonymous Donor

The Comer Foundation Fund

Sasha Gerritson and Eugene Jarvis

Robert and Evelyn McCullen

The Jane Wilson and David Mayhew Stone Charitable Trust

Roberta L. and Robert J. Washlow

Wintrust Community Banks

Lyric Unlimited Chicago Public Schools Bus Scholarships are supported by

U.S. Bank Foundation

Photos: Kyle Flubacker