Portland, October 30th.  El Centro Milagro, the Miracle Theatre Group’s home in Southeast Portland, Miracle (or Milagro) came alive as supporters celebrated their third annual ¡Viva Milagro! Día de los Muertos Fundraiser. The evening supported Milagro’s capital improvements and many projects, including their Mainstage season, touring educational programs, and community outreach events.

Artistic Director, Olga Sanchez, giving a benediction before dinner was served.

Artistic Director, Olga Sanchez, giving a benediction before dinner was served.

Jim Kalvelage, Barbara Lamack, and Ozzie Gonzalez, Emcee and Board Member

Jim Kalvelage, Barbara Lamack, and Ozzie Gonzalez, Emcee and Board Member

With 75 guests in attendance who enjoyed a four course Mexican meal served family style by Cha Taquería, it was an intimate evening . Guests also placed bids on Day of the Dead themed silent auction items that included artwork by Gene Flores and Susana Espino, both local Latino artists, and a variety of items from artisans in Mexico. The evening was sponsored by Westrey Wine, Casa Bruno, and Cha Taquería.

“¡Que Vivan!” May they live! Is how Miracle Theatre Group’s Artistic Director, Olga Sanchez, invited guests to remember their loved ones passed. In her benediction to kick off the dinner, she explained that Day of the Dead is a time to celebrate the lives of our late loved ones, and in doing so, they will live on.

Kildem Soto, Andrew Mussio and Alfredo Higueras performed live music as guests arrived.

Kildem Soto, Andrew Mussio and Alfredo Higueras performed live music as guests arrived.

Lina Garcia Seabold, Olga Sanchez, and Kiki Garcia Seabold

Lina Garcia Seabold, Olga Sanchez, and Kiki Garcia Seabold

ABOUT MIRACLE THEATRE GROUP

For more than 28 years, the Miracle Theatre Group has been dedicated to bringing the vibrancy of Latino theatre to the Northwest community. Milagro reflects the  broad spectrum of humanity through a Latino cultural lens. Miracle provides a home for Latino arts and culture at El Centro Milagro, where it enriches patrons with a Mainstage season and a variety of community outreach projects and educational programs designed to share the diversity of Latino culture. Milagro is also proud to bring touring educational programs and performances to schools and venues across the country. For more information about the Miracle Theatre Group, visit www.milagro.org or call 503-236-7253.

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