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CCA Presents Teatro Milagro’s BLAST OFF – a virtual theatre performance for the whole family

Columbia Center of the Arts brings an inspiring bi-lingual tale home for the holidays. 

Virtual Performances Hosted By Columbia Center for the Arts

Dec 5 – 31

Sat. Dec. 5nd at 2 PM Live Stream followed by a Talk-Back with the Cast!

Thanks to a generous grant from the Oregon Cultural Trust, CCA has teamed up with Teatro Milagro to present the FREE on-line theatre production, Blast Off! from December 5-31, 2020. Blast Off is the newest bilingual tale geared towards elementary and middle school students and their families. Written by Maya Malan-Gonzalez, the play is about Valentina, who is inspired by the first Latina astronaut, Ellen Ochoa.  When friends and family don’t support her dreams, Valentina finds confidence and inspiration in her new imaginary friend, Ellen Ochoa.  Fittingly, for this tale of space explorers, our team is pioneering a new art form that is not a live play, and not a film, but somewhere in between. Just like a comic book come to life, Blast Off is fun for the whole family to enjoy at home!

How it works

All performances are in Spanish and English and FREE to the public. To see Blast Off scroll down and enter 1 for “Qty” and click the “Attend Event” button. Enter your contact information and click on “Proceed to Finalize registration” button. You will receive an email with the link to the performance that will be available December 5 – 31.

CCA and Teatro Milagro will host a special opening performance on Saturday, December 5 at 2pm. Actors from the play will join viewers live after the show to talk about the play and answer questions. Follow the instructions above to reserve access to the opening performance and live interviews.

The Story

A young passionate girl, Valentina, who was recently inspired by the first Latina astronaut, Ellen Ochoa, after meeting her, is now dreaming of a big, bright future of becoming an astronaut. But some of Valentina’s classmates cast her off because she’s a girl and enjoys ballet. Even people in her family don’t support her dreams of being an astronaut. Just when it seems that she’s better off giving up on her dreams of becoming an astronaut, Valentina finds confidence and inspiration in her new (imaginary) best friend, Ellen Ochoa. Valentina and Ellen navigate the world of big dreams, doubt, and education together. They find out how the sciences and the arts work together, and to never let fear get in the way of learning!

Una joven apasionada, Valentina, que recientemente se inspiró en la primera astronauta latina, Ellen Ochoa, después de conocerla, ahora sueña con un gran y brillante futuro al convertirse en astronauta. Pero algunos compañeros de Valentina la rechazan porque es una niña y disfruta del ballet. Incluso la gente de su familia no apoya sus sueños de ser astronauta. Justo cuando parece que es mejor que renuncie a sus sueños de convertirse en astronauta, Valentina encuentra confianza e inspiración en su nueva (imaginaria) mejor amiga, Ellen Ochoa. Valentina y Ellen navegan juntas por el mundo de los grandes sueños, la duda y la educación. Ellos descubren cómo las ciencias y las artes trabajan juntas, ¡y nunca dejar que el miedo se interponga en el camino del aprendizaje!

These performances through CCA are made possible by a generous grant from the Oregon Cultural Trust.

The virtual tour of Blast Off! is made possible by the support of the Juan Young Trust, Ford Family Foundation, PGE Foundation, WESTAF, National Endowment for the Arts, Oregon Arts Commission, Ronald Naito Foundation, UNITUS Community Credit Union and the Mary Brand Award of the Portland Civic Theatre Guild.

  • December 5, 2020 - December 31, 2020
    2:00pm - 11:55pm
Details Price Qty
Teatro Milagro presents Blast Off $0.00 (USD)  
Teatro Milagro presents Blast Off - with post show livestream with cast $0.00 (USD)  


Online event registration and ticketing powered by Event Espresso

  • December 5, 2020 - December 31, 2020
    2:00pm - 11:55pm
Details Price Qty
Teatro Milagro presents Blast Off $0.00 (USD)  
Teatro Milagro presents Blast Off - with post show livestream with cast $0.00 (USD)  


Online event registration and ticketing powered by Event Espresso

  • December 5, 2020 - December 31, 2020
    2:00pm - 11:55pm
Details Price Qty
Teatro Milagro presents Blast Off $0.00 (USD)  
Teatro Milagro presents Blast Off - with post show livestream with cast $0.00 (USD)  


Online event registration and ticketing powered by Event Espresso

Columbia Center for the Arts

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PO Box 1543
Hood River, OR 97031
(541) 387-8877
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