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Your Top 4 Things to Do: July 12-18

Sarasota Improv Festival invades FST, an art glass exhibit at Selby Gardens, Dog Days Theatre opens summer season.

By Ilene Denton July 12, 2018

Summer Dawn Wallace and David Kortemeier

Image: John Revisky

What the Butler Saw

Thru July 29

A blackmailing bellhop, a randy psychiatrist and a blustering government official collide in Joe Orton’s classic sex farce, brought to us by Dog Days Theatre, which teams FSU/Asolo Conservatory students with professional actors for a limited-run summer series of plays.  Through July 29 in FSU Center’s Cook Theatre. 

Members of the North Coast improv troupe.

Sarasota Improv Festival

July 12-14

Florida Studio Theatre celebrates the fast-paced art of improv at the 10th annual Sarasota Improv Festival, with comedy troupes from all over the country (and France and Spain, too). Just added: That's My Song: An Intimate Evening with Dick Smothers, starring the comedy icon (and Sarasota resident), on July 13.

“Dragonfly,” Duncan McClellan.

In Dialogue with Nature: Glass in the Gardens

Opening July 14

Selby Gardens presents botanically themed original works of art glass by glass blowers from the St. Petersburg Hot Glass Workshop and the Duncan McClellan Gallery. Mark your calendar for glass-blowing demos July 21, and a talk by Duncan McClellan July 25.    

The Swingaroos

Music of the Night

July 17-Aug 19

FST’s summer cabaret season continues with the popular Swingaroos and their all-new show of Broadway and jazz standards.

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The Music of the Night

Florida Studio Theatre

FST Cabaret presents The Swingaroos in a salute to music of the '30s and '40s.