Flute and piccolo player Lewis Sligh, above, is one of several members of the Florida Orchestra playing in this weekend's Florimezzo concert. Florimezzo is a chamber music organization that combines orchestra members and music teachers who want to keep up with their instrumental playing, and other adult musicians and advanced students. There will be about 40 musicians performing in various groupings for works by Borodin (Nocturne for strings), Richard Strauss (Serenade for winds), Malcolm Arnold (Shanties for wind quintet) and others.
Mark Sforzini is not only the orchestra's principal bassoon and artistic director of Florimezzo, but also a composer, and the program includes his woodwind quintet Across the Serengeti. The concert is at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg. $5-$12. (727) 822-3590.
A salute to Jerry Herman
Hello, Dolly! La Cages Aux Folles. Mame. Jerry Herman was the composer-lyricist for these legendary shows and more, and now there's a revue of his hits, Showtune, opening tonight at Florida Studio Theatre. Shown from left, Jim Weaver, Alecia Robinson and Cary Barker are in the cast, directed by Fred Weiss. The show runs through June 26 at the theater, 1241 N Palm Ave., Sarasota. $28-$30. (941) 366-9000.
La Cages Aux Folles includes the anthem and disco favorite I Am What I Am, sure to be heard at a few Gay Pride events this month. Herman's camp musical, starring Jeff Roush and Jerry Slutzky, is being staged by MAD Theatre of Tampa, opening Friday and continuing through June 20 at the Hillsborough Community College Theatre, Palm Avenue and 15th Street, Ybor City. $12-$15. (813) 884-6500.
Community Property by Ed Stevens is a gay comedy about what happens when ex-lovers run into each other while celebrating Pride weekend with their new partners. Trevor Keller directed the production that opens Friday and runs through July 4 at the Suncoast Theatre, 3000 34th St. S, St. Petersburg. $15. (727) 456-0500.