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Thank you for saying ¡Viva Milagro!

Posted on November 5, 2014 | 0 comments

No one puts together a Day of the Dead Festival like Milagro, and no one throws a fiesta like we do, either! We want to thank all our patrons and supporters for making ¡Viva Milagro! a resounding success! With the delightful , holiday-inspired menu by Mayahuel Catering, the bubbling energy of Nurys Herrera as Mistress of Ceremonies, and the company of new and long-standing friends, our fundraising family-style dinner was full of the cheer and celebration that makes the season special. As a special feature, Joaquin Lopez, tireless performer...

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El Talentoso Elenco de ¡O Romeo!

Posted on November 1, 2014 | 0 comments

El Talentoso Elenco de ¡O Romeo!

Enrique E. Andrade (Ricardo III), originario de la Ciudad de México, y egresado de la Universidad de Oregon. Enrique ha actuado en numerosas obras del teatro Milagro desde el 2008, incluyendo en el 2012 en Oedipus el Rey , ganadora de 6 Drammys y en Corrido Calavera.  Actuó en la obra de Astor Piazzolla María de Buenos Aires en el Festival de Música de Aspen en el 2005 y 2007, así como con “Third Angle Music Ensemble” y en el 2013 con la Filarmónica de Lexington, en Kentucky.  Actuaciones en Televisión de Enrique incluyen a las series de TNT...

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The opening weekend of ¡O Romeo! was ¡fantástico!

Posted on October 22, 2014 | 0 comments

The opening weekend of ¡O Romeo! was ¡fantástico!

Español abajo The opening weekend of our Día de los Muertos production launched our festival with a bang! Delighted audiences raved about ¡O Romeo! and soon we started receiving love notes from happy patrons, such as this sweet message from D. Paquette: Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed the play on Friday night. The performance was great and we had lot of fun! There was an abundance of talent on stage… With outstanding performances by some of Portland’s favorite actors and the support of amazing designers, this show is...

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Day of the Dead: truly an international holiday

Posted on October 17, 2014 | 0 comments

Day of the Dead: truly an international holiday

Día de los Muertos is truly an international holiday. Although Mexico’s celebration is full of color and fun, the main concept of honoring deaths is seen throughout the world! For the festivities in Guatemala, they make and consume Fiambre, a traditional salad that consists of their deceased loved one’s favorite foods. In the Philipines, the holiday is called Undas and it is treated more as a family reunion. In some European countries, this occasion is called All Saints Day and in countries like Italy, Spain, and Portugal, families...

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¡O Romeo!: Meet the cast

Posted on October 13, 2014 | 0 comments

¡O Romeo!: Meet the cast

Milagro’s 20th annual celebration of Día de los Muertos kicks off this week with the world premiere of ¡O Romeo!, and we are ecstatic about the outstanding cast director Olga Sanchez gathered. Read on to learn about this talented group who came together for our original Day of the Dead production, with the color, energy and authentic twists that only Milagro can bring you, and get your tickets today! Enrique E. Andrade (Richard III) originally from Mexico City, is a graduate of the University of Oregon. Enrique has performed in numerous...

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Shakespeare Pt. 1: Poet, playwright & guest of honor this Day of the Dead!

Posted on October 8, 2014 | 0 comments

Excerpt from our ¡O Romeo! Study guide.Español abajo. Siga este enlace para solicitar una Guía de Estudio completa.  William Shakespeare, a playwright and poet, is one of the most prominent figures in literary history and, arguably, one of the most mysterious. Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon. His exact birth date is unknown, but most scholars estimate it to be April 23, 1564 because church records show that his baptism took place on April 26 of the same year. Given that Shakespeare was unknown during his childhood, not much is...

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Shakespeare and the traditions of the Aztec, Maya and Catholics!

Posted on October 7, 2014 | 0 comments

Shakespeare and the traditions of the Aztec, Maya and Catholics!

By Tony Zamorano – español abajo With the opening night of ¡O Romeo! right around the corner, along with this year’s celebration of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), now is an appropriate time to look at the importance of both the holiday and the integration of it into William Shakespeare’s work. Join us, along with Hamlet, Yorick, Titania, and many others from Shakespeare’s plays, to celebrate this year’s Día de los Muertos! Día de los Muertos is one of Mexico’s most profound and culturally defining holidays, combining Aztec,...

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The art of embossing: Beautiful yet simple!

Posted on October 4, 2014 | 0 comments

The art of embossing: Beautiful yet simple!

Did you knew that a pencil can be a tool use to create a beautiful embossing design? Beautiful yet simple, the art of embossing has been a popular folk art expression since the middle ages. This simple art form is an elegant way to change the nature of the media adding multidimensional effect. The metal embossing technique, called repujado in Spanish, arrived in Mexico during Spanish colonization. At that time churches were lit with candles and the smoke from candles damaged the sacred images painted on canvas, thus the change to using images...

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Mouth-watering anticipation for ¡Viva Milagro!

Posted on October 1, 2014 | 0 comments

Mouth-watering anticipation for ¡Viva Milagro!

¡Viva Milagro! is just around the corner!  A special night that many in our Milagro family look forward to as an indispensable part of the holiday season, full of traditional Mexican arts and culture, delicious food and merriment, live music, a silent auction featuring the stunning creations of talented visual artists from Mexico and Portland, and a chance to mingle with Milagro’s staff, its Board of Directors, fellow audience members, family and friends.  This year, Mayahuel Catering has planned a very special Día de Muertos menu; the dishes...

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¡O Romeo! A Latino look at Shakespeare’s dead heroes

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¡O Romeo! A Latino look at Shakespeare’s dead heroes

In ¡O Romeo! Shakespeare is alive but not well at all. His time draws near and friends from “the other side” have begun to visit!  But are these friends real or simply the creations of his imagination?  Hamlet, Ophelia, Titania and more circle his deathbed while he fights to write his last play!  Has he gone mad?  Is he reading too many stories of the New World?  What surprises will the joy of Día de los Muertos bring to the beloved Bard? Get your ticket now for ¡O Romeo!  and discover the crazy adventure  the dead have prepared for...

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