The Mice War, and Absurdist Opera for Kids

Do you know why we eat yellow cheese? Find out in The Mice War, David Chesky’s absurdist opera for kids, presented by Orchestra Miami, in collaboration with the Florida Grand Opera.

The Mice War is a little story about the industrious Blue Mice that live in the North and the passive Red Mice that live on an Island way in the south. The Blue Mice need to make more money so they decide they need to have a war. But what’s the reason for the war? The Blue Mice eat pink cheese and the Red Mice eat yellow cheese. What would happen if the Red Mice came and made the Blue Mice eat yellow Cheese?

The Mice War is an Opera for kids that teaches about the absurdity of war and acceptance of cultural diversity while introducing them to classical music.The performance features three Young Artists from the Florida Grand Opera accompanied by eight professional musicians form Orchestra Miami, conducted by Brian Onderdonk and directed by A. Scott Parry. This delightful program will last approximately 50 minutes and is perfect for children ages 3 and up.

The performance will be on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 4:00 PM at Pinecrest Gardens’ Banyan Bowl, located at 11000 SW 57 Avenue, Pinecrest, FL 33156. Tickets are $10 for Adults and $5 for children. Children 2 and younger admitted free of charge with lap seating only. Seating is by general admission and there is ample free, on-site parking. Tickets can be purchased online through Orchestra Miami’s website ( or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at (800) 838-3006.

The Mice War, and Absurdist Opera for Kids