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101 East 15th St., NYC  | D-Lounge

Tickets: $20 in advance / $25 at the door

Book, Music & Lyrics by Jesse Sanchez
Additional Music and Orchestrations by Jeff Chambers

Directed by Joe Barros 

Music Direction by Cynthia Meng

Dramaturgy/Story Consultant by Linnea Valdivia

Casting by Eisenberg/Beans Casting

Line Producers Jen Sandler Sam Strum


Roberto Araujo

Anika Buchanan

Colin Carswell

Jessica Furnstahl

Jason Hurtado

Alexandra Imbrosci-Viera

Sandra Marante

Majo Rivero

Amanda Robles (BSC’s Into the Woods, Stages St. Louis’ Man of La Mancha)

Adrian Ruz

Kariana Sanchez

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Jesse Sanchez (Bookwriter, Composer, Lyricist) is a pioneer of new Latinx works in musical theater and is a nationally recognized composer, music director, and Grammy Nominated educator (2014). Jesse is currently in residence as the Producing Music Supervisor at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, a Tony Award-winning organization that stands as one of the preeminent destinations for American regional theatre. Most notably he served as the music assistant to Tony Award Winner, Alex Lacamoire and the first national tour ofHamilton. Jesse has also worked with Dominick Amendum and Stephen Schwartz on the world premiere musical, The Prince of Egypt. He has worked on many musicals, plays with music, and new works for numerous regional theaters including Arizona Theatre Company, American Conservatory Theater, Theatreworks Silicon Valley, Alley Theatre, Hartford Stage, Huntington Theater Company, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

In Sueños: Our American Musical, prodigy violinist and composer Ali Viramontes and his family relocate to Watsonville, CA to find work. On New Years Eve, Tia Linda reveals to her sister she has sold the family strawberry stand without Lupe's permission, Ali comes out as gay, and Francesca discovers that she is pregnant with Ali’s child. 17 years later, Ali and Francesca’s now-teenage-daughter, Sandra, is in her senior year and being raised by Abuelo Alex and Abuela Lupe. 

Sueños: Our American Musical had a developmental reading in 2018 at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Black Swan Lab

Bill Rauch, Artistic Director

Amrita Ramanan, Director of Literary Development/Dramaturgy

Jeff Chambers (Additional Music/Orchestrations) As a composer, arranger and orchestrator, Jeff Chambers can be found in the world of musical theater, film and media while constantly expanding to other genres. It is his eclectic approach to music that has given him the reputation of being a creator of fresh and exciting music. In 2013, one of his arrangements was recognized by Rolling Stone Magazine as a "Mind-Blowing Cover”. In 2016 he received the bronze medal in the Seattle Composers Alliance international call for scores with his string quartet, "Whitewater". He was the recipient of the "Best Score" award in the 2016 Seattle 48 Hour Horror Film Festival and his score for the film “Crowbar” has won numerous awards around the globe. In August of 2018, he served as a music assistant to a new musical called, "Once Upon a Rhyme” shortly before it was produced at NYU.

A new musical by Tim Aumiller, Bizzy Coy & Scott Schneider

Directed by Joe Barros 
Music Direction by Scott Schneider

Casting by Eisenberg/Beans Casting

Line Producers Jen Sandler Sam Strum


LaDonna Burns (APAC's Caroline, or Change)

Audrey Heffernan Meyer

Korra O'Neill

Jenna Pastuszek

John Rodney Turner

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Tim Aumiller & Scott Schneider (Book/Music/Lyrics) have written five full-length musicals and presented more than a dozen evenings of new music including two sold out shows at the legendary Joe’s Pub – Siren/Kings In Concert and their anniversary celebration Pulling The Plug: a decade of NO HOPE. Their musical Hello, My Name Is Billy was a FringeNYC award winner and a Backstage “Critic’s Pick.” On film, their song “Fools Like You” was featured in the award-winning documentary Actress and their music video -“Evolution” featuring Siren continues their presence on YouTube. Sheet music for their compositions is available through The NO HOPE Songbook Volume I: 2003-2013 (published by Scissortail Press), which includes the MAC Award nominated “So Many Reasons.” Their song cycle, The Year After debuted to a sold out house at The Green Room 42 in the fall of 2018. Their most recent work, Once Begun, was presented at The Fresh Fruit Festival this past summer and received an award for Outstanding One Act.   

Bizzy Coy (Book/Lyrics) is a writer whose short humorous fiction has been published in The New Yorker, McSweeney's, Splitsider, The Belladonna, The Establishment, Points in Case and The Higgs Weldon. She is the recipient of a MacDowell Colony Fellowship, Puffin Foundation Grant, Delaware Valley Arts Alliance Individual Artist Grant and Platte Clove Artist Residency. With Tim Aumiller and Scott Schneider of NO HOPE Productions, she’s co-written book and lyrics for original musicals Monsters and Teach Me To Sing. Bizzy is also an award-winning freelance advertising copywriter and branding consultant who works with nonprofit theatrical institutions and individual Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. A lifelong New York State resident, Bizzy grew up outside Rochester, received her theatre degree from SUNY Geneseo and lived in New York City before moving to the Sullivan County Catskills. More info at or on Twitter @bizzycoy.   

Monsters follows a young troubadour as she shares five tales of human horror inspired by true events that will leave you disgusted and delighted. A terrifying Christmas surprise! A beauty pageant gone wrong! A toilet with a mind of its own! Teenage girls out for blood! A pair of modern Medeas! Aumiller, Coy, and Schneider’s musical Teach Me to Sing was featured in New York Theatre Barn’s New Works Series in 2014.

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