Portland, May 31st, 2013. On the cusp of their 30th anniversary season, the Miracle Theatre Group (AKA Milagro) hosted over 130 guests at the Scottish Rite Event Center for Gala Milagro: ¡Celebrando Argentina! DJ John Henry Dale, Angela Bolanos and Miracle MainStage Artistic Director Olga Sanchez  helped launch the inaugural gala which raised  over $50,000.

Emcee Enrique Andrade, a seasoned Milagro actor last seen in Miracle Theatre’s Dia de los muertos production Raiz, enjoys a signature cocktail made possible by Stone Barn Brandy Works, Eastside Distilling, and New Deal Distillery; in the background, Tango Sombra, played festive Argentine tango music.

Emcee Enrique Andrade, a seasoned Milagro actor last seen in Miracle Theatre’s Dia de los muertos production Raiz, enjoys a signature cocktail made possible by Stone Barn Brandy Works, Eastside Distilling, and New Deal Distillery; in the background, Tango Sombra, played festive Argentine tango music.

Milagro actors Juan Antonio Martinez and Siumara Samayoa, both last seen in La Celestina, dance at the end of the evening.

Milagro actors Juan Antonio Martinez and Siumara Samayoa, both last seen in La Celestina, dance at the end of the evening.

Tango dancers Adam Cornett and Remanda Shang perform for guests during dinner.

Tango dancers Adam Cornett and Remanda Shang perform for guests during dinner.

Argentine actress Bibiana Lorenzo, who performed the role of La Celestina in Milagro’s La Celestina this past season, and her husband Richard Johnston

Argentine actress Bibiana Lorenzo, who performed the role of La Celestina in Milagro’s La Celestina this past season, and her husband Richard Johnston

Carmen Rubio, Bertha Ferran and Lina Garcia-Seabold socialize during the cocktail hour.

Carmen Rubio, Bertha Ferran and Lina Garcia-Seabold socialize during the cocktail hour.

 

It was a vibrant evening with dance performances, live music, signature cocktails, dinner catered by Crave Catering and a live auction—all with an Argentine flair! The organization’s first ever Gala Milagro was not only a joyous celebration, but also a significant fundraising success raising over $50,000 for Milagro’s coming 30th anniversary season! Gala Milagro: ¡Celebrando Argentina! was sponsored by Gold Sponsors Willakenzie Estate and H.E.L.P. Group Inc., and Silver Sponsor CH2MHill.

From the Miracle Theatre Group:

The Miracle Theatre Group, founded in 1985, is a Latino arts and culture organization that pursues the highest aesthetic ideals with an unwavering sense of social responsibility, illustrated by a long tradition of innovative programming to meet the needs of diverse artists and audiences. Milagro provides unique and entertaining Latino theatre, arts, culture and educational experiences for all communities.

The mission of Miracle Theatre Group is to provide quality Latino theatre, arts and cultural experiences for the Northwest’s urban and rural communities.

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