The broadcast will feature footage from a 2021 residency as well as previous presentations in New York Theatre Barn's Choreography Lab, award-winning New Works Series, and an interview with writer Jesse J. Sanchez and director/choreographer Maria Torres. Sueños: Our American Musical tells the untold story of three generations of a Mexican-American family and their pursuit of the American Dream. This original musical celebrates Latinx people and cultures, and weaves their stories into the fabric of the American Musical Theatre. Featuring a predominately all-Latinx cast, there has never been a musical like this -- until now. The show has additional music and orchestrations by Jeff Chambers.
New York Theatre Barn will present the premiere of Inside the Incubation of Sueños: Our American Musical on December 15th, 2021 at 7PM ET. To watch a sneak peek of the presentation click here.
For the past two years, New York Theatre Barn has been incubating Sueños: Our American Musical with book, music and lyrics by Mexican-American writer Jesse J. Sanchez. Directed by Maria Torres (Swing, On Your Feet, In the Heights, Enchanted), Inside the Incubation offers a glimpse inside the blueprint of an original musical being developed in real time and supports NYTB’s philosophy that there is no formula for musical theatre, except authenticity. The presentation is hosted by New York Theatre Barn's own Héctor Flores, Jr. who led the project's producing team and served as Maria's Torres' associate director/choreographer on the residency.
A GLIMPSE INSIDE THE
BLUEPRINT OF AN ORIGINAL MUSICAL
BEING DEVELOPED IN REAL TIME