Rocio Jurado Musical Opens This Week at Manuel Artime Theater

​The late Spanish singer and actress Rocio Jurado wasn't known as "La Mas Grande" ("The Greatest") for nothing. From the mid sixties until only a few years ago, Jurado was, and likely still is, considered one of the motherland's most beloved performers of all time. The quintessential diva, her command of the stage, whether in concert or the silver screen, proved incomparable. She appeared in numerous films and put out more than 30 records over 40 years, beginning with her eponymous debut in 1969 and ending with s Sony-released compilation in 2006 titled Rocio Siempre (which, I guess, technically she didn't really release).

To say that she's befitting of a musical commemorating her life and career seems a bit superfluous. So I'll just feed you the skinny. Rocio No Habita En El Olvido is directed by cubiche Tony Acevedo and stars Ada Linares as Jurado. It opens in the Manuel Artime Theater (900 SW First St., Miami) this Wednesday, October 28 and will run nightly at 8pm through Saturday, October 31. Tix go for $35 or $20 for the cheap seats.

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Christopher Lopez