Book, Music, and Lyrics by Jesse Sanchez
Additional Music and Orchestrations by Jeff Chambers
SUEÑOS, a timely new Latinx musical, follows the contemporary journey, interrelationships, and dynamics of three generations of a Mexican-American family as they confront challenges, make sacrifices, break cycles, and celebrate community in their pursuit of the American Dream. The story follows Ali Viramontes, who navigates a path of paternal expectations, maternal support, and sexual awakening, and while coming of age, questions his church, faces unexpected responsibility, and making momentous decisions that will impact his promising career in music and affect the future of his loved ones.
2021 National Alliance for Musical Theatre Frank Young Development Grant
2020 New York Theatre Barn Choreography Lab
2020 Arizona Theatre Company Development^^
2019 New York Theatre Barn New Works Series
2019 Green Room 42 New Works Series Concert
2018 Oregon Shakespeare Festival Black Swan Lab Development Reading
2017 A.R.T/New York Table Reading
^^Postponed due to Covid 19
**SUEÑOS was a semifinalist for the 2019 & 2020 O’Neill Conference, 2020 NAMT Conference, and 2019 Bay Area Playwrights Festival**
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Reviews & Press
The Green Room 42's premiere concert reading of SUEÑOS: Our American Musical had all the makings and promise of an entertaining and relevant full-stage musical.
DC Metro Theater Arts
In an unforgettable celebration of sacrifice and family, Sanchez and Chambers are ecstatic to present their collection of original, vibrant contemporary songs, which features the musical styles of Pop, R&B, Mariachi, Salsa, and more.
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