After spending time as a pit musician throughout his career, Jeff Chambers entered the creative side of theatre in 2017 in collaboration with his long-time friend Jesse Sanchez. Initially assisting Jesse with additional music on his new work, "SUEÑOS - Our American Musical", Jeff would go on to orchestrate the show and assist with four developmental readings, a cabaret style concert and a new works series presentation. In August of 2018, Jeff served as a music assistant to a new musical called, "Once Upon a Rhyme” shortly before it was produced at New York University. You can read more about SUEÑOS - Our American Musical and listen to demos from the show below!
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.
Book, Music, & Lyrics by Jesse J. Sanchez
Additional Music and Orchestrations by Jeff Chambers
Dramaturg and Story Consultant, Linnea Valdivia
Reviews and Press
Arizona Theatre Company Artistic Director, Sean Daniels, talks to Jesse Sanchez about the development of SUEÑOS.
Arizona Theatre Company 2020-2021
SUEÑOS has been selected to the new musical theatre workshop series at the Arizona Theatre Company in their 2020-2021 season. Three musicals were selected including works by Lauren Gunderson and Chris D'Arienzo. Read more.
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.
Broadway World Exclusive
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Black Swan Lab 2018
Table Reading at A.R.T/New York 2017
*SUEÑOS was a semifinalist for the 2019 & 2020 O’Neill Conference and 2019 Bay Area Playwrights Festival*
If you are a producer and/or theater company who is interested in learning more about us, we are currently taking meetings to discuss future opportunities including 29 hour readings, dance labs, staged readings, and other presentations. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to setup a meeting.