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 continents, Milagro is a deeply personal story, inspired by two women’s real-life experiences, about motherhood, survival, love, loss and about 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 will captivate audiences with its honesty, heart, and an overall fresh look at how family is not always defined by bloodlines and how love can, indeed, conquer all.