M I L A G R O is a new American musical with book by Broadway and YouTube star Evynne Hollens and music and lyrics by Portland singer-songwriter Anna Gilbert. Inspired by the miraculous true story of a Brazilian-American woman living in Guatemala, and the events surrounding the dramatic birth of her daughter at 28 weeks, it is a female-centered story about surviving against great odds and the difficulty of both redefining one’s self and accepting one’s roots. Ultimately M I L A G R O is a story about the wonder of human kindness and the power of discovering that family is not always defined by bloodlines.
A unique and exciting aspect of the musical is that one of the female characters will be played by the talented young woman whose real life has inspired this miraculous story.
An exciting new musical filled with salsa, seduction, and the power of miracles while examining today’s vital themes of female empowerment, social justice, and the complexity of family, M I L A G R O will touch audiences all around the world.