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A very special invitation from Lakin Valdez

Posted on December 4, 2014 | 0 comments

Our next production is rolling down a different yellow brick road faster than an Arizona tumbleweed, and you too can be part of the journey starting January 8! (Educators, inquire here about the free 1/7 preview.) Lakin Valdez is the writer and director of Searching for Aztlán, a super-acto that turns Milagro Tour’s critical and irreverent focus on an important cultural development along the border as Arizona politicians attempt to bury the cultural and political legacy of Latinos. Valdez, who also wrote and directed last year’s...

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Three roads to Aztlán: the creative team

Posted on November 26, 2014 | 0 comments

Three roads to Aztlán: the creative team

While we’re busy getting ready to put on two great holiday events, Posada Milagro (Dec. 14) and our Santas y Santas holiday dance party (Dec. 20), the Milagro Tour crew are focusing their irreverently artistic talents on an important story about current events and the deeper meaning of the history involved: Searching for Aztlán. The title itself bears exploration, as it refers simultaneously to something physical, mythical and political. And the tutelary beings of this artistic journey, coming to Milagro Theatre Jan. 8-17, are three...

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¡Feliz cumpleaños, bellas damas!

Posted on November 17, 2014 | 0 comments

¡Feliz cumpleaños, bellas damas!

Today we send out our warmest wishes to two of our own dearest ladies, celebrating their birthdays! Firstly we’re celebrating one of our dynamic founding directors, Dañel Malán, the tireless heart and mind behind our beloved educational and children’s programming, and the lion tamer married to our other founding director and gran jefe, Jose Gonzalez. Although her actual birthday was yesterday, her celebration transcends dates, just like her work! Another of the engines that allow Milagro to take flight year after year and show...

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Photo of the Day: Sunstone Montessori visits Milagro

Posted on November 7, 2014 | 0 comments

Photo of the Day: Sunstone Montessori visits Milagro

Milagro was happy to receive a group of special young visitors today! Members of the Sunstone Montessori School community took advantage of the docent-led visits to the ofrenda exhibit that Pepe Moscoso curated in El Zócalo, Milagro’s community space. Marketing Assistant Vicente Guzman-Orozco led Sunstone teacher Verónica Araneda and her 23-member group through the altars dedicated to the Angelitos, Latin American writers, José Guadalupe Posada, and William Shakespeare. Overall seven classes totaling140 students visited the altars with...

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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...

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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...

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