Milagro is a new musical, currently in development, with music, lyrics and lyric translations by Portland singer-songwriter Anna Gilbert and celebrated Guatemalan singer-songwriter Gaby Moreno with book by Broadway and YouTube artist Evynne Hollens and Seattle playwright Rebecca Tourino Collinsworth. Spanning two languages and countries, Milagro is a deeply personal story, inspired by true events. Reaching from Guatemala to Oregon and back again, the show centers on three women seeking self-acceptance and yearning for personal agency. It is a powerful story of motherhood, survival, love, loss and the pivotal choices that break families apart and bind them together.
Leaving behind her life in the U.S., Luisa embarks on a quest to rediscover her Guatemalan roots, but is blindsided by an unexpected, life-threatening pregnancy that sets in motion a perilous, miraculous chain of events defining her future. Eighteen years later in Oregon, Gabriela aches for grown-up life to start; but first, Gabi seeks to uncover secrets from a complex past the adults around her keep hidden.
As its two storylines intertwine in exciting and surprising ways, Milagro
is captivating audiences with its honesty and heart, reminding us that family is not always defined by bloodlines and ultimately showing us, we all have the power to make our own choices.