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2006 Stories by OCTAVIO ROCA

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  • Vigorous Verdi

    published November 2, 2006

    Among the many splendors of Florida Grand Opera's thrilling new Aïda, not least of them the arrival of a young powerhouse named... More >>

  • Cannon Fodder

    published October 26, 2006

    It's no secret that, in a country where national service is decidedly not everyone's duty, it is often the poorest who find in the armed services... More >>

  • Stage Capsules

    published October 19, 2006

    Elliot: A Soldier's Fugue: Quiara Alegria Hudes's play about three generations of an American military family is picking up steam... More >>

  • Mr. Sick Goes to Washington

    published September 14, 2006

    The first words heard in Lincolnesque are those of Abraham Lincoln. They are lyrical, lofty, and moving, spoken by a tall, bearded... More >>

  • The Irish Man Cometh

    published September 7, 2006

    Martin McDonagh's The Pillowman arrives at GableStage trailing considerable acclaim in its wake, having won an Olivier Award for Best Play... More >>

  • Mini Fest, Big Movies

    published August 3, 2006

    Hot Nights Cool Films 3 is the Miami Jewish Film Festival's tight and ambitious movie weekend at the Cosford. It's not the main event, but... More >>

  • Stage Capsules

    published July 20, 2006

    Ella: It’s ten years this month since songstress Ella Fitzgerald died. Fitzgerald, whose romantically distinctive voice has gentl... More >>

  • Stage Capsules

    published July 13, 2006

    Ella: It's ten years this month since songstress Ella Fitzgerald died. Fitzgerald, whose romantically distinctive voice has gently... More >>

  • Stage Capsules

    published July 6, 2006

    Ella: It's ten years this month since songstress Ella Fitzgerald died. Fitzgerald, whose romantically distinctive voice has gently... More >>

  • Men Are Pigs

    published June 29, 2006

    Early on in This Is How It Goes, Neil LaBute's savage one-act play showing through July 23 at the Biltmore Hotel's GableStage, the... More >>

  • Stage Capsules

    published June 22, 2006

    Beehive: The '60s Musical Sensation: Even as the fine band warmed up the crowd with an "It's My Party"-infused medley, deep in my... More >>

  • Stage Capsules

    published June 15, 2006

    Beehive: The '60s Musical Sensation: Even as the fine band warmed up the crowd with an "It's My Party"-infused medley, deep in my... More >>

  • Summer in the City

    published June 8, 2006

    In the world premiere of Leslie Ayvazian's new miniature play, Rosemary and Elizabeth, there is a moment as tender as it is brief, when two... More >>

  • Stage Capsules

    published May 25, 2006

    Five Course Love: One night, five restaurants, and fifteen characters sum up this tasty yet not entirely filling new musical onstage... More >>

  • Bon Appétit!

    published May 18, 2006

    One night, five restaurants, and fifteen characters sum up Five Course Love, the tasty yet not entirely filling new musical onstage... More >>

  • Stage Capsules

    published May 4, 2006

    Carmen: We know her, we love her, and we can't get enough of her. People who have never been to an opera house could probably... More >>

  • Tales of a Gypsy

    published April 27, 2006

    We know her, we love her, and we can't get enough of her. People who have never been to an opera house could probably recognize Carmen... More >>

  • After Brokeback, Still Queer

    published April 20, 2006

    This is the year of Brokeback Mountain, in more ways than one. On one hand, it has been proven that queer movies can be a hit in Middle... More >>

  • Stage Capsules

    published April 20, 2006

    The Sunken Living Room: This is one instance when the story behind the scenes upstages the action in the play. David Caudle's family... More >>

  • Dysfunctional Family Fury

    published April 13, 2006

    This is one instance when the story behind the scenes upstages the action in the play. David Caudle's family drama The Sunken Living... More >>

  • Stage Capsules

    published April 6, 2006

    Educating Rita: With this tale of upper-crust English professor Frank mentoring lower-class literary wannabe Rita, Dramaworks'... More >>

  • Alice Paints the Blues

    published March 30, 2006

    Mad Cat's latest adventures in the wonderland of new plays have landed the scruffy Miami troupe in a good place. William Donnelly's... More >>

  • Stage Capsules

    published March 23, 2006

    Day of Reckoning: The sad and seamy underbelly of the mythical American dream is not a place of hope, though this production makes a... More >>

  • Stage Capsules

    published March 16, 2006

    And Then She Moved the Furniture: The Public Theatre presents the first production of Miami playwright Manny Diez's chilling tale of... More >>

  • History Lesson

    published March 9, 2006

    The sad and seamy underbelly of the mythical American dream is not a place of hope. Nor is it a world that is easily described, though New... More >>

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