By CURTIS MORGAN
cmorgan@MiamiHerald.com

As any big star knows — and Lolita the killer whale certainly qualifies at 7,000 pounds — the show must go on.

So a day after the disturbing death of a marine mammal trainer at SeaWorld in Orlando, the Miami Seaquarium put on its venerable killer whale and dolphin show to an almost packed house.

Lolita performed like the old pro she is after 40 years in a tank. She rocketed Robert Rose, the Seaquarium’s curator, high into the air. She sang and — much to the delight of everyone in the audience under 11 — made fart sounds with her blow hole. She waved her flukes, soaked the front rows and attacked no one.